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Supper Club Lager - Capital Brewery

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287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Fartknocker on 07-03-2009)
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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer exited the bottle with caramel color and very little foam. The aroma has a metallic husky grain character to it. More of this on the palate. A little sweet, almost in an adjunct way, as the beer flows across the front of the palate. A touch of bitterness at the back. Overall I wasn't impressed.

BeardedBoffin, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of lstokes
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was a perfectly acceptable lager--I had a few bottles at a dinner party, and found that it was well-carbonated, lightly malted and sweet, maybe some hops at the end.

Nothing about it is memorable, but it does serve to inoffensively quench your thirst. This makes it pretty great for the style, but I would never seek it out again.

lstokes, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ah, my first beer review from Canfest. . . my old friend Capital Brewery, ah, they should do some big business with the Buckeyes coming to Camp Randall this Saturday.

Yellow pour, a little darker than usual canned yellow beer. Not much if any aroma going on.

Taste, wow, this is really bland. Talk about "truth in advertising," the can actually says "not bad." True, the best thing you can say about this, is 'not bad' indeed. This is their BMC beer, and well, all things considered . . . ('not bad'). Somewhat smooth, as if a light cream ale. Not a lot of anything (hops, malt, yeast flavor) aside from water.

I hear its $10 a 6 pack? That levels out the otherwise awesome drinkability of a marginal beer.

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of Bighuge
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden body. Ample amounts of carbonation are noticeable in the beer. Nice aroma of bready malt. Active carbonation hits the palate first. I take a big swig because I'm very thirsty and it doesn't disappoint. Light malty tones with a honeyed feel to it. Not a lot of depth, but no biggie for this beer. It's quenching. Solid enough. Now that I'm in a Wisconsin state of mind, I'm thinking a few of these would go nicely with a Friday night fish fry.

Bighuge, Oct 11, 2010
Photo of bristol2120
3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep gold with a decent head that shows some staying power before eventually settling down to about a half inch layer of foam. Aroma features graininess, and citrusy hops notes. Tasting also puts the hops at the forefront, thought hey do have a somewhat jarring harshness to them; graininess is also there to be found. There could have been a bit more carbonation to lighten up the mouthfeel. Overall, not unpleasant, but certainly not something I would seek out again.

bristol2120, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of emerge077
3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Giving this a second run, thanks to beertooth for the can.

Poured into a small Hamms goblet, there's a half inch of creamy white foam, and a cluster of larger bubbles in the center. Bright gold color, with slow streams of visible carbonation. Settles to a thin ring fairly quickly.

Sweet bready biscuit aroma, better than I remembered before.

Flavor is similarly sweet, vague cracker/biscuit notes, very one dimensional. Feels a little prickly and astringent at first, aftertaste pretty much vanishes. A little papery with apple hints.

It serves it's purpose as a utilitarian lawnmower beer, and I wouldn't turn one down, but why does it cost as much as other craft 6 packs?

emerge077, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like that Capital Brewery has begun CANning some of their beers and I hope they expand their CANned beer repertoire. Viva The CANQuest (TM)!

After the Crack and Glug, I was looking at two rocky fingers of bone-white head with "not bad" retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pleasant lager sweetness, nothing wild or amazing, but no adjuncts, either. Mouthfeel was medium with a nice sweetish lager flavor in the mouth. It is enough to make me weep when I think of how many AALs I have drank when this would be the right way to make a lager. Finish was simply lager, unencumbered and tasty. I liked this better than I did initially, on draft at Old CHI and I could see putting some in my cooler. If that constitutes "A Wisconsin State of Mind", I'm there. "Not bad", indeed.

woodychandler, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of morimech
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I generally rate lagers higher than most other reviewers, but this beer did nothing for me. Clear yellow in color with a small, short lived head that settled to a thin skim of suds. Very little, if any lacing is left on the glass. Aroma of grain and a slight hint of lemon. Nothing remakable. The flavor is a slight improvement but not by much. Just the slightest hint of some Noble hops to compliment the otherwies unremarkable malt flavor. Slight lemon in the finish. Bitterness is low. Body and carbonation is average. Priced at $9.99 this is way overpriced as well. Buy a 12-pack of Dave's Brewfarm Select for a couple dollars more and you will be much happier.

morimech, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of Florida9
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Served in a shaker pint with about a 1/4" of light white head. Beer itself is clear yellow gold in color.

S: Grainy malt rounded out with some faint grassy hops.

T: Grainy malt rounded out with some faint grassy hops. A mild bitterness. Not a whole lot going on here.

M: Light. Clean. Heavier malt.

D: I wasn't sure what I was ordering when I ordered this. What I received was a decent brewery's interpretation of the stereotypical American beer. While it wasn't offensive in any way and was rather easy to drink, it was also weak and rather boring.

I would note, this beer seems to be on tap just about everywhere in Madison.

Florida9, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of gatornation
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

it pours a slight hazed golden yellow with a brilliant white head with nice lacing and ring perfect for a lager..smell is malts,grain and bread.light hops...taste is the same is mostly malts and grain with hops in the background..good for a lager...mouth feel is thin a liitle watered but it tasted pretty good after a day of planting some perennials in the yard..i liked this brew its a lager and its ok in my book

gatornation, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of mdcrouser
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold, with a shallow white ring of head - just barely enough to be noticable.

No distinguishable smell - lager-esque, but nothing that stands out.

It's a notably better version of the classic American lager - the result of using higher quality ingredients? It has a more well-rounded flavor than those from larger breweries, but not a markedly different one. Sweet, malty, with just a hint of hops at the end.

Nice in the mouth - an easy summer drinker - great for a ballgame or enjoying with a steak, no doubt.

Drinkable if that's what you're looking for, but don't expect much else.

mdcrouser, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of Airedoggie
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Light golden clear in color. initial frothy head dissipates quickly, leaves no lacing.

S: Slight grainy odor with a bare hint of hops

T: Familiar crisp clean taste, not unpleasant but unremarkable. Fairly dry finish.

M: Light bodied and crisp, but not overly-carbonated.

D: Very drinkable and refreshing. Good session beer for a warm summer night. A bit bit pricey for this type though.

Airedoggie, Aug 09, 2010
Photo of ZAP
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Pours a chill hazed light golden color...creamy white head on top...

S-Lightly malty....hint of hops..

T-Begins malty with almost a slight bready feel...then a strong (for a lager) hit of lemony hops...

M-Light side of medium bodied...creamy texture...very dry on the finish.

D-Decent enough but the lemony hops bother me a little and are a bit over bearing at times...this and Leinie Original are about the most hop forward beers of this style...hasa bite to it on the finish is another way to put it. probably true to form for old Macro Lager style....worth trying..drank most of these out of the can but poured this one into a glass and it is better that way..

ZAP, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of jtinks
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Living in Chicago, Wisconsin is kind of like some magical wonderland, full of exotic beers that must be smuggled back across the border. The supper club is an institution of the Badger State, where locals gather to drink brandy old-fashioneds and slather hot bacon dressing on things.

Capital has brought out their Supper Club Lager, an homage to these wonderful places whose usual brew offerings are of the Bud/Miller/Old Style variety. It certainly falls in that camp, though...good? Reminiscent of Leinie's Original as well. Simple, drinkable, not for snobs. Kind of like Wisconsin itself.

jtinks, Aug 02, 2010
Photo of brdc
2.63/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From notes.
Poured from a small capped bottle into a pint glass.

Light yellow, average white head, it does not look bad, would even make for a nice picutre, but the resemblance to a Bud is kind of surprising, although that could be my imagination after tastinf it.
Watery, markedly devoid of significant aromas or flavors, a significant disappointment. You can find a faint hoppiness, some bready notes, but really nothing else.

brdc, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of KeefD
3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear yellow color, frothy white head that was gone quickly, no lacing. Grainy aroma, light toast, biscuity, no much in the way of hops. Taste is right on par. Grainy, bready, very light hops, but a lightly bitter and dry finish. Crisp, clean, nothing special going on here, but a good drinker.

KeefD, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of mjryan
4.18/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For every thing a time and place. No sense in really going out of my way to describe this beer, We have all had it before. This is a cut above many though. It's clean, no corn aromas or flavours, just sweet husky malts and a touch of floral hops. Finishes dry for the style. Refreshing and very well done.

mjryan, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of capra12
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed solo on a hot hot summer night:

Appearance: pours a 1 finger head with a golden yellow clear color leaving no lacing.

Taste: I get some light grains and a hint of citrus.

Taste: opens with light malts as a mild hop bitterness and hint of citrus finish this brew. Simple one dimensional.

Mouthfeel: light bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly drying.

Drinkability: I would have this again, but I wouldnt go out of my way for it. I recommend this as a solid lager with a subtle citrus hop profile.

capra12, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of jsh420
2.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

pours clear bright straw yellow with a 1+ finger fizzy white head that left no lacing

smells like many macros but with more grain

taste - light cereal grains and some grassy hops that have more of a sour lemon flavor

mouthfeel is good - very light crisp

drinkability not that good with little flavor and a high price

jsh420, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of Strix
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden, with a decent intial head, and slight lacing.

Sweet smell, grains, slight corny vegetably skunk.

Crisp flavor, sweet malt, grain, kiss of european hops.

Medium-light mouthfeel and carbonation.

Not bad for the style. Simple and clean.

Strix, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of wgk
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heard about this brew and came across a place serving it on tap so we gave it try.

This is a decent, quality brew. Golden, clear and without much of a short-lived head. Smooth taste and it does remind you of a pleasant tasting beer at the bar before or with supper. No bitterness and not fizzy like a lot of lagers. The mouth feel alone tells you you have a pretty good quality beer and not a run of the mill lager.

My brother who was along had some of this in a can some time before we had this on tap brew and says the beer from the cans is "not as good".

Sadly, I would say it is not worth the premium price we paid for it, but if it were priced competitively I would have another.

A good, accurate and descriptive name for it, certainly!

wgk, May 21, 2010
Photo of Soneast
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear, pale gold color with a half-inch, white bubbly cap, that dissipates quickly to a sudsy ring.

A fair amount of bready/cracker graininess to the aroma, some light pale malt sweetness with a slightly floral hop character.

The taste also starts out with a saltine cracker-like flavor, slightly grainy and more sweet forward, not much hops in the finish, but people who would drink this, definitely wouldn't like hops.

One outstanding quality of this beer is how easy it goes down, the mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, the flavors are ultimately clean, exactly what I'd expect for the style. Overall, I'm happy that I will have this alternative to BMC, or even Spotted Cow for that matter, at, I thinks it's safe to assume, pretty much every drinking establishment in Wisconsin.

Soneast, May 14, 2010
Photo of scaliasux
4.03/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Light yellow to gold. Clear and fizzy. Medium-tall white head that stays only briefly. Pretty standard.

Smell - Sweet light malt. Picking up only faint floral hops. Low to medium strength.

Taste - Light malt opens - not overly strong. Nicely contrasted by surprisingly evident hops. Tilts well to the hoppy side for a beer of this variety.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Drinkability - A pretty decent beer in a usually undistinguished category. Plus as a Sconnie, the supper club theme just feels good. In a bar with limited choices, I might choose this just because of the label.

scaliasux, May 13, 2010
Photo of KI9A
3.98/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Slightly darker than a BMC American lager. Some head, not much retention.

S: Grainy, grassy, some skunkyness

T: Bisquits, crackers, some hop bitterness at the back. Very close to spot on for the style.

M: Very crisp, clean, refreshing.

D: Awesome D. Perfect. If you guys are looking for a dark Impy stout, or a hopbomb, PLEASE go back and review the American adjunct lager style first, before slamming this because it's yellow, or, "light". Nicely done beer.

KI9A, May 11, 2010
Photo of AmberMan22
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I remember seeing the bottles earlier -- the tagline for the beer is "not bad."
Not necessarily a promising start, but I got this for free so I can't argue.

And it is better than I expected, actually more than passably drinkable.

The head persists for a while, and some lacing is left behind. Though this isn't very pretty, it's still something.
Color is a slightly darker than average (BMC, cough) so I'll give this some credit.

Supper Club can be summed up very quickly: imagine your normal pale lager, then improve every part of it.

I could see myself getting this again at a fishfry or...even a supper club.

AmberMan22, May 08, 2010
Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.