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Supper Club Lager - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

295 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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 rhoadsrage
3/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.08/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

Photo of afinepilsner
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of eclaycamp
3.78/5  rDev +17%
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.

Photo of Winter
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

Photo of tempest
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of shadow1961
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Capital Supper Club pours a a thin head over a clear straw colored brew. Carbonation is lively, and the nose is light barley malt, sweet corn, and lager yeast. The flavor is simple and direct- light sweet malt, notes of corn, and a little herbal hop off the back. Mouthfeel is light and crisp- the whole package easy drinking, inoffensive, and like the label says, "not bad."

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of lstokes
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of Bighuge
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of bristol2120
3.05/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Photo of emerge077
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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?

Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

Photo of morimech
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of Florida9
3.3/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of gatornation
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
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

Photo of mdcrouser
3.1/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of Airedoggie
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of ZAP
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
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..

Photo of jtinks
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of brdc
2.63/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Photo of KeefD
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of mjryan
4.18/5  rDev +29.4%
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.

Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.