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Supper Club Lager - Capital Brewery

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Reviews: 83
Hads: 322
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 83 | Hads: 322
Photo of AmberMan22
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (615 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
4.19/5  rDev +22.9%
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. (713 characters)

Photo of gobeer
2.22/5  rDev -34.9%
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. (405 characters)

Photo of WJVII
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
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. (443 characters)

Photo of uwmgdman
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (680 characters)

Photo of wheatyweiss
4.31/5  rDev +26.4%
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. (1,575 characters)

Photo of cdkrenz
4.14/5  rDev +21.4%
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. (902 characters)

Photo of drpimento
3.06/5  rDev -10.3%
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. (484 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (1,395 characters)

Photo of levifunk
2.48/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've been hearing a lot about this beer around town, tons of advertising. my wife picked up a 6 pack and we split a bottle tonight. looked decent enough, but the nose and then the taste was pretty bad. tastes like miller or any other macro brew. if anyone wants the other 5 bottles, let me know. (295 characters)

Photo of botham
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewpub in Middleton. pours a rich golden color with a single finger of white head that retains poorly and leaves moderate lacings.

aroma is of light lager yeast with a distant sweetness and a touch of floral grain in the background. pleasant and fresh in the nose.

taste is a solid mix of lager yeast, golden malts and a mix of floral notes and munich malts. the malt profile is similar to a steam beer, though not nearly as assertive. well put together with a nice mix of flavors and a clean finish of little residual.

mouthfeel is light bodied and satisfying. a well made lager with enough flavor to sustain itself over a couple rounds.

drinkability is good. a solid lager with a drinkable aura. twice the concentration and this could be a great steam beer. cheers! (786 characters)

Photo of beerwolf77
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After a stop at the the brewery I was introduced to this beer. It tasted pretty good out of the tap so I figured I'd take a growler home and see what it's all about. It poured a golden straw color with lots of carbonation but little to no head. The aroma was faint. I got a whiff of sweet grain and a touch of malt. The flavor was a tad muted. Crisp and clean but not much flavor other then a bit of malt a slight hop bite. This seems like afairly light offering from Capital. The carbonation was decent but it felt very thin in the mouth. Not a bad beer overall. Not a great beer though either. I could drink this but, would rather have many other beers from this brewer. (672 characters)

Photo of Fartknocker
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the Capital Bier Garten. Also availble at a handful of bars around Madison.

A- Fairly dark amber/golden color
S- Average malt aroma
T- Prety malty, with a bit of a burnt or sour tinge to it
M- average carbonation, slightly fizzy
D- average, nothing great but nothing bad (290 characters)

Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.