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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
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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Fartknocker on 07-03-2009)
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Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of schoolboy
3/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

schoolboy, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of manitouman84
3.5/5  rDev +8%
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.

manitouman84, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

nickfl, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of matjack85
3.45/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

matjack85, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
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!"

WastingFreetime, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

ktrillionaire, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.7/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

RoamingGnome, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of deebo
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

deebo, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
3.08/5  rDev -4.9%
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

dirtylou, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of innersanctum
3.83/5  rDev +18.2%
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!

innersanctum, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of TheDTrain
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

TheDTrain, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of Tballz420
4/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

Tballz420, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of jsulko
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

jsulko, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of katan
3.65/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

katan, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of KarlHungus
3.83/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

KarlHungus, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of richkrull
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

richkrull, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of dstc
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden color with a small white head. Head falls to just about nothing. Very thin lacing.

Big caramel malt aroma. Not getting much hop.

Yep, tastes like a lager. Some sweet caramel malts ending with a mild sweetness then finishes clean.

Thin to medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Decent lager, I like this one. Worth trying if you like lagers.

dstc, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer has a very slight hint of hazy to the golden body with a thin white head that soon fades away. There is a big carbonation of bubbles that pop of the bottom of the glass and glide to the surface.
S- This beer has a clean aroma with a soft note of dry corn and a faint sulfur smell in the finish. There is a faint musty quality that reminds me of roast beef but it is very light.
T- This beer has a very clean taste with a carbonic acid note in the finish. The dry corn hint comes through in the aftertaste and grows as the beer warms. The taste of raw grain hulls grows as the beer opens.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a slightly flat texture and a soft fizz in the finish.
D- This beer is dry and clean with no off flavors or much character at all. It is a well build beer just a bit bland and dull to drink.

rhoadsrage, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold, with a ½ finger of bright-white colored head. This mostly retains with a thin fizziness but this does still stay fairly frothy and leaves back some decent looking spotty foamy lacing. The aroma smells grainy sweet, with a grassy and spicy hop presence to it. This is maybe showing a little citric fruit here as well but the overall nose is coming off as fairly sweet to me.

The taste is sweet toasted grains, with a tingle of earthy hops and some green citrus flavors. The finish on this is bitter, dry, and spicy, and all around a bit dirty feeling but it doesn't impact the profile a whole lot. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied and fairly crisp feeling at first but then thins out some towards the back. Overall not a bad feel here.

Capital kept it simple with this Pale Lager. Well balanced and clean malt and hop flavors combined with an easy going and crisp drinkibility. I ended up enjoying this bottle much more than I thought I would. I need to pick up a case of cans next time I'm in WI. I would keep this one around for sessionability in the summertime.

Kegatron, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.08/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper."

--Francis Bacon

Kruggerand gold with corn silk yellow accents and a modestly sized lid of newspaper hued foam that doesn't even reach two fingers on the initial pour. The suds hang around for a spell, but don't grace the glass with much residue.

The nose is simple, clean and fresh grain-like, with none of the nastiness that is common with most adjunct/pale lagers from lesser breweries. A hint of corny sweetness does not seem out of place and portends good things to come.

Supper Club Lager is damn good beer (for what it is). It's too bad that all APLs don't taste like this. Simple and clean works on the palate as well, which is why this little lager is so damned refreshing... never mind that it's 3 degrees outside with a wind chill of -8.

My guesses on the grain bill include pilsner malt, pale malt and flaked corn for sweetness. The herbal-spicy-grassy hops, which do a wonderful job balancing malt sugars with alpha acids, most likely have German origins. A lighter, drier beer wouldn't have worked as well.

The mouthfeel almost earns the next highest score. No kidding. It's easily medium-full for the style and has close to ideal carbonation that is just peppy enough to keep mouth interest high.

If it's one thing Capital knows, it's lagers. Supper Club Lager is a bona fide hit as far as this BA is concerned. The fact that it's available locally is another reason to be pleased. Love the 50's, retro-style label.

BuckeyeNation, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of afinepilsner
3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle

Capital Supper Club was golden in color with good clarity. It had a white head that did not last. The aroma was lightly malty. The taste was lightly malty with a dry finish. It was medium-light in body with plenty of carbonation. Drinkability was above average. Supper Club is a pretty basic lager, but is quite refreshing.

afinepilsner, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of eclaycamp
3.78/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Poured into a slender pilsner glass. Beer pours a bright gold with lots and lots of effervescent bubbles. Beer is very clear, as you would expect with this style. Mouthfeel is carbonated. Grainy taste with a nice crisp and clean finish. Refreshing, witha sweetness that's almost like drinking apple juice. Enjoyable and inoffensive.

eclaycamp, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of Winter
3.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Supper Club pours a pale golden in color with plenty of effervescent bubbles throughout the body. Nice white head. The aroma has a sweet graininess to it- almost like a cheap adjunct lager. There's some biscuit in the nose and I detect German hops... Noble? The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and soft. The taste is very nice and authentic for what this is - a throwback to the retro style beer. This is crisp and snappy with a pleasant mild bready flavor.

This is very easy going. None of the harsh awful tasting flavors of the cheap retro macro brews that this beer is trying to emulate.

Winter, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of tempest
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single can from Princeton's Liquors. It's always nice to see a respectable take on the ol' American lager. It poured clear gold from the can and had a quickly receding head of foam. The aroma was a husky, slightly vegetal bread smell with a hint of malt sugar. The flavor then, is unsurprisingly sweet. It's not anything overpowering, just a nice light caramel to go along with the white bread, barley and slightest hint of spicy hops. Overall, this is a great lawnmower beer. I'd take a case out to a lake house in the summer.

tempest, Nov 16, 2010
Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.