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Supper Club Lager - Capital Brewery

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Supper Club LagerSupper Club Lager

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BA SCORE
75
okay

296 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Fartknocker on 07-03-2009)
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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5/5  rDev +54.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

I still don't really get the concept of supper clubs, even after having it explained to me... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by an off-white foam. The nose comprises light biscuit, bread yeast, very light corn, and a touch of powdered sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, though with more bread, more powdered sugar, and a bit of banana. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation and a sorta dusty, sorta creamy feel. Overall, nothing Earth-shattering, but a nice, easy-drinking, simple brew. Not bad.

Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of schoolboy
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm, not sure why I switched from the better beers they had on tap in the hotel lobby bar here in House on the Rock Inn in Wisconsin. I guess I can feel the alcohol and I will soon be falling asleep at 9PM central time.So I tried this lighter one.

It has the american lager taste or lack therof down good. Actually, it is the style well done, but that isn't saying much.Thie style never really impresses.

It'sa perfect clear dark yellow. Very little head or lace. The aroma is missing and the taste is crisp, with a hint of yeast,. which almost makes it interesting. Why this cost a little more than the other stuff at the bar is really a mystery.

Photo of manitouman84
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Not Bad" is on the label, this pretty much sums it up.

Pours a golden yellow with a light head. Aroma mainly malt forward, cereal, and a hint of pear/plum. Tastes like a straight foward lager. Very crisp on the tongue, malty with typical cereal yeasty flavors and some mineral notes, mainly iron. Light on the mouth, wet, finishes clean, leaves a slight tingle and bitterness on the tongue. Fairly drinkable, refreshing on a hot day, otherwise passable.

Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. A vigorous column of bubbles rises from the bottom of the glass and supports the head as it settles slowly and leaves light lace.

S - Light, grainy malt and a bit of apple aroma.

T - Light, smooth malt up front. Some fruity notes of pear in the middle and more sweet malt. Light bitterness and a hint of herbal hop flavor in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not bad, this is a pretty simple beer but it has a nice, thick malt character. Drinkable, but I wouldn't want a whole sixpack of it.

Photo of matjack85
3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found this single 12oz aluminum can at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.69 - my first Capital product in a can. "A Wisconsin State of Mind" is printed on the can, but no freshness date to be found.

The can produced a nice whoosh sound when opened, like opening a new can of tennis balls, and a bit of the beer rose up and spilled out down the side of of the can. Once I got it into my beer mug the beer poured a slightly hazed straw yellow color with a huge 4-finger head that lasted over two minutes. Despite the nice head the beer left no lacing whatsoever.

The beer had a pleasant sweet pale malt and touch of sweet corn aroma.

An Okay corn and malt flavor that made the beer slightly sweet, but by no means a sickening sweetness that you find in some lagers. Just a touch of hops for balance but not much bitterness in this one.

Light to medium body, smooth, and with only moderate carbonation. I did get an unpleasant slightly metallic finish maybe due to the aluminum can.

I thought it was decent as far as lagers go, and will definitely buy it again if I see it.

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear straw color with a fizzy one finger head that quickly deflates to nothing and leaves absolutely nothing behind for lacing. The first sniff strongly presents to me as a freshly boiled ear of the juiciest freshest sweet corn from your local farmer's market. More smelling and exploration reveals the pale malts in a foundation supporting the huge explosion of sweet corn odor. Sipping at the brew is much of the same as the nose, only now I can detect the light presence of a slight breadiness, some kind of interesting muskiness, and what seems to be a partially shelf-degraded floral hop flavor profile. A fresher bottle would probably be in better bittering balance, but mine is leaning too far into the sweet zone for my idea of what a pale lager ought to be. Still, its really primarily quite....corny. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, medium bodied, stays smooth and inoffensive.

Just slightly better than an average macro brew, and if you love your sweet corn, than this could be your go-to beer. If you don't like sweet corn, avoid this one altogether. Does nothing glaringly wrong nor anything spectacularly well.

As a side note, I am amused by the prominent words "Not Bad" which appear on the label art margin next to the product name. How many foodstuffs do you come across which choose to advertise the idea of "Not Bad" instead of "We're the best!"

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a straw gold, fizzy, and is capped with a moderately-lived rocky white head.

S - The nose is lightly sweet, with mineral and grain notes. Very pleasant.

T - The taste is basically the same; small amounts of sweetness, some mineral notes, and a good amount of grain. Pale Lager is rarely more straightforward-delicious.

M - Feel is medium-light and softly carbonated. More tooth than your average APL.

O - Quite nice, easily quaffable; I will have it again.

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of 12 oz can into my Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale pint glass.

A) It's a cloudy yellow with 2 inches of sea foam head.

S) I'd say grain, maybe corn, light malt and a trace of hops.

T) Hmm.... This is unlikely to be real useful, but it tastes like a lager to me.

M) Wet, light, pretty high carbonation. You could pound this stuff, if you felt like it.

O) Better than the mass produced lagers that give me a headache after just one or two. It's pretty good, and I don't mind drinking it on occasion.

Photo of deebo
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a chalky white head that quickly dies. Straw golden with just the slightest cloud noticed.
S-Pale malt aroma, just a hint of hoppy spice, and an ethanol astringency.
T-lagerish-hints of malt and a little touch of hops but not much else going on
M-A little heavier than many domestic lagers
D-As with most lagers this could be pounded into oblivion.
O-This is a nice lager. As with most Capital brews it is well done. But in my opinion if you're going to have a lager-why bother spending the extra money for this one and just get one of the cheap domestics. This one isn't that much different. I doubt that many people could distinguish this from MGD.

Photo of dirtylou
3.08/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz single left in my fridge. i've seen the billboards, figure i should try this nonsense

12oz single

appearance: served in a GTTM taster glass in anticipation of drain pour. lifeless macro-straw body. like orange water almost

smell: woo - macro lager. not sure how they worked that green-bottle skunk into this but bravo on that

taste: if this beer is produced to sell to the masses in order to fund more expensive craft offerings, then i'm cool with it. however, i dont see the point in capital disregarding their capabilities and making something this average - skunky, dull hops, almost makes you wish it was flavorless.

mouthfeel: light, lawnmower beer

drinkability: fine, decent enough to finish a bottle, but i probably wont

Photo of innersanctum
3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Not bad", reads the label of Supper Club Lager. This straight up traditional Wisconsin lager has the look of a midwest lager with an amber color, light head, and little retention. Its smell is a little more floral than the mass produced brews and a taste of sweet piney malts on the front of the pallete. After working on a 6 pack of Capital's Wisconsin Amber last week, this compares well as a toned down version. Sup Club is a very easy to drink session brew, and while the mouthfeel isn't as sophisticated as many ales reviewed on BA, its drinkability factor is real strong. Above all, at $7 for a 6 pack, I'd have to agree this isn't bad at all!

Photo of TheDTrain
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Supper Club is suppose a nod to the lagers of old Wisconsin before Miller ruled the state & ruined everyones tastebuds. Decent looking with carbonation & musky flavor with mild hops and yeast. Definitely drinkable and a step up from Miller Lite, but not enough character for me to seek out.

Photo of Tballz420
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold brew, small white head, maybe just a touch of haze but that could just be left over from college. Light sweet malt scent with a nice touch of floral hops. Nice sweet malt front, faint floral and ever so slightly citrus hops. Very well crafted. Medium to full bodied, nice soft fluffy feel. I dont see capital as much as I did back in the day in Iowa, but i cant recall them making too many clunkers, and this is no exception. Very well done.

Photo of jsulko
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Golden color with white head

Light and refreshing taste. Slightly malty with little bitterness.

Good mouthfeel with little hops bitterness.

A very drinkable lager. One that I could have quite a few of in an evening.

Photo of katan
3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Very lager like pour, easy carbonation, lots of head, very clear. Head formation is strong, 1/8" down to a film, very pearly white. Lots of bubbling. Golden in color.

S - Lightly malty nose, smooth sweetness seemingly driven by lightly caramel vienna malt.

T - Starts off lightly malty, smooth two row. Some pilsner and vienna malts sneak in, given some grainy and husky balance. Hopping is restrained, but some yeast comes through. Finishes balanced, the first bit husky malts and bitterness coming through.

M - Light body, smooth carbonation - somewhat balanced. Massages the tongue with higher carbonation levels. Finishes clean.

D - Easy drinking, lightly filling. Flavors are not overwhelming, complimentary. Good for a night as a session beer. The peak on the malts just gets a little bit troublesome - hidden astringency on the vienna.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear goldel color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of pale malt and mildly spicy noble hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, but stronger. It is a very pleasant, and enjoyable taste. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a nice pale lager that I could easily enjoy again.

Photo of richkrull
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Here's another beer that I had on NYE at Towne Inn in Jefferson, WI. I had heard that this beer was pretty good so I thought I'd give it a shot.

It's a good quality beer. This is a good simple balanced beer with a medium body, good mouthfeel and taste. I could see myself drinking a few more of these in the future.

Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.