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Supper Club Lager - Capital Brewery

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74
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304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Fartknocker on 07-03-2009

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Ratings: 304 | Reviews: 83
Photo of Florida9
3.31/5  rDev +2.5%
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
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
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
3.52/5  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.

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
3.57/5  rDev +10.5%
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
3.53/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Photo of capra12
3.47/5  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.

Photo of jsh420
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
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

Photo of Strix
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of wgk
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
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!

Photo of Soneast
3.71/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Photo of scaliasux
4/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

Photo of KI9A
3.93/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

Photo of AmberMan22
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of scruffwhor
4.19/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear pilsner grain yellow with mybe a brassy tinge. Very quick hed with no retention and ok bubbling.

Grassy hops and toasted sweet pilsner grains with maybe alittle toased Rice-a-Roni rice. You when you need to brown the rice before you add water. Inviting and simple smell. No musty, skunky adjunct aromas.

Starts out sweet and savory with some faint bread, a little corn, and the toasted rice. I don't know if this is an all-malt lager or not. The sweetness gets a little twang of lemon on the finish to balance the malts sweetness out.

This is a crisp, sweet, refreshing, ad super sessionable lager with good balance.Maybe leaning a little more to the sweeter side, but thats just fine with me.

Photo of gobeer
2.22/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Nice enough looking beer. Brilliant clarity and dancing bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice head. Aroma not off to a good start. Taste confirms aroma. Diacetyl, DMS, mercaptan and astringency all playing a part. Not much good to say about it. Although the bitterness is a nice touch towards crispness. The crispness is interupted by the off characters. This one needs help to clean it up.

Photo of WJVII
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass this brew is a pale straw color with a very thin white head that dissipated to nothing. There is a faint aroma of grain, almost a corn and grassy note as well, but not much. The taste is clean and crisp. Very thin taste but nice carbonation. This brew is a good lager, but just too light for me to enjoy one. This would be decent for a tailgate or a few on a hot summer night. Decent brew, but not great for the price.

Photo of uwmgdman
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a brilliant straw color with an ample white head that leaves a bit of lacing along my glass. The aroma is moderately malty, sweet and grainy with just a hint of European style hops. The flavor is dominated by malt upfront, grainy and a bit sweet followed by low hop bitterness and just a bit of hop flavor accentuated by medium-high carbonation. Overall this is a well made beer and I understand the intent of the recipe, however this beer doesn't really stand above others in its arena given the price. If the folks at Capital can get people to pay premium price for this beer, then kudos, but I'd buy a 6er of High Life or the 'old' Schlitz and save a few bucks.

Photo of wheatyweiss
4.31/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a twelve once bottle into a czechvar glass.

Pours a medium straw with a decent head that recedes to a cap and laces adequately.

Aroma is of light malt and toasted bread with honey. Light noble aroma, slightly floral. Crackery malted notes dominate.

Flavor opens with well attenuated malts. Flavor is of hard tack bread and sourdough biscuits. Middle brings slight hops flavor. Hops are light and slightly bittering with a bit of fruitniness, but not well represented which I don't expect out of this style. Finishes dry even though the malt is heavy in this brew and a bit sweet. Hops actually finish with a flavor that I can only describe as floral, like rose hip tea.

Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonation is a bit high. There is a bit of a light mouthfeel given the flavor, but I think tis is what Kirby was after with this brew.

Overall I will say that this brew is a PERFECT bridge between BMC and light BMC to a good beer. This is what a lager should taste like and the malt is excellent in this one. This beer is flying off the shelves, and I have heard this first brewing is sold out, and I can tell why. This is a beer for macro drinkers that think that this is close to a macro, but isn't. The biggest thing I like about his beer is it has what other American Lagers don't have, flavor. I do think that other reviewers have been extremely harsh on this beer and have not rated it according to style, which it is excellent in i'ts style guidelines.

I hesistate to rate beers really high. That said, based on the style this is a HOME RUN. Keep it up Kirb.

Photo of cdkrenz
4.14/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Crisp golden color topped by a quick-lived off-white head starting at a quarter inch and fading off to mere whisps. The body displays action as I would expect from a lager, lots of bubbles.

S - Malty thick with a hint of pear.

T - Now this is a tasty lager. A beer that tastes as those my grandfather would have at one time enjoyed. Smooth, subtly roasted malt accompanied by hintings at a hop presence. There is a slight sweetness in the finish that really makes this brew go.

M - Mildly coarse throughout but differences among each texture, which makes this difficult to explain. Basically, this brew's feel offers different levels of mild texture as it transitions from the start to middle to end to finish. I'm rather impressed.

~ Overall this is a good beer offering from my fellow Wisconsite from the south. I could certainly kick back with a six pack of this brew and watch a fire burn.

Photo of drpimento
3.06/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hahahahaha ya, well.... Trying to think of the biz plan for this: we're going to make an average cheapo beer, use a marketing gimmick, an there ya have it. That's what this is. While it's true this is what's common in the county supper clubs, so what? Wax nostalgic.Poured with a nice white head and good lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is world common beer with a little extra malt. Flav is the same. Body is world common and ok. Finish - ditto. Session if it's your only option.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.3/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. 5.0% ABV, 0620 printed on the neck.

A - Tall and relatively vigorous, the pour only gives this beer a one-finger white head with low retention and patchy lace. The color is a brilliantly clear golden yellow full of carbonation.

S - Pale and Pilsner malts combine for a clean and lightly malty nose with a subtle sweet hint. Low hop presence in the nose leaves the aroma crisp and clean but unimpressive and one-dimensional.

T - Again, pale and Pilsner malts make up almost all of the flavor with a mild sweetness that's offset by a light floral hop flavor on the end. Clean but again, fairly one-dimensional.

M - Light-bodied and crisp with a clean, sparkling finish and low dryness. Supper Club is refreshing and smooth but it doesn't go far beyond that.

D - "You can't fault 'em for making a beer to pay the bills." as spoken by Todd. I agree with that statement. I've got two remarks on the label that stand out to me. "Not Bad." and "A Wisconsin State of Mind." First, it isn't bad, it's really drinkable but there isn't really any substance to it. Secondly, I hope that Wisconsin statement isn't meant to represent this beer as what all of Wisconsin wants to drink (although for most people it is), it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth (figuratively). Capital can do better, but again, you can't fault 'em for making a beer to pay the bills.

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Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.