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Capital Dark - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 11
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Soneast on 08-02-2009)
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Photo of KenW7
1/5  rDev -73%

KenW7, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of beersvh23
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

beersvh23, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Duff27
2.68/5  rDev -27.6%

A- Dark ruby red. One fingered head, somewhat retaining. Almost nonexistent lacing.

S- Caramel malts.

T- Burnt, caramel malt...can't find any hops.

M- Medium carbination, slightly creamy?

D/O- Not impressed overall. Don't know that I'd want anymore than one of these even though I'd call it a session brew.

Duff27, Mar 04, 2010
Photo of LukeK
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

LukeK, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of bashiba
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%

Poured a deep ruby red with a very light head.

The smell has a light cedary and caramel nose with hints of chocolate, very light.

The flavor has a very light malty flavor with some nice hints of grain, bread, and a touch of oaky cedar.

The mouthfeel is light and a bit thin and watery.

Very average, light with not much going on, even for a session lager a bit on the boring side.

bashiba, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of ironwill54
3/5  rDev -18.9%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Jimboe
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of prisoner1572
3/5  rDev -18.9%

prisoner1572, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Brewsed, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of JDV
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Bottle in trade from milwaukeeclassic. Thanks!

Pours a clear maroon pour with a quick fading beige head. Smell is sweet toasty bready tart malt. Taste is thin with some metal and pumpernickel like breadiness. Appropriate balancing bitterness, a touch sweet though overall, and lightly yeasty. A medium to thin body and a touch high carbonation. Drinkable, but average.

JDV, Nov 16, 2008
Photo of Hopstout
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Hopstout, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of shivtim
3/5  rDev -18.9%

A pretty average brew. Pours a clear red with some brown, and a foamy tan head. Nose is mostly roasted malts, but with some hints of sweetness. Taste is bitter hops, some malts, and a slight smokiness. Mouthfeel is ok, if thin. Drinkability is average.

shivtim, Feb 15, 2007
Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Westuh, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of falloutsnow
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: "00114A10356" stamped on bottle's bottom
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Capital's Dark is altogether fairly forgettable, blending a modest brown and dark malt sweetness with subdued European hops for a dark, though bland, lager with few distinguishing marks such as toasted nuts or chocolate. One that I will probably not seek out again.

Pours a 2cm head of light tan, fairly dense and small bubbles, which have a fairly froth-like appearance. Retention is about average, lasting a minute or two as it collapses to a modest cap of foam atop the beer. Lacing is excellent, with substantial blotches and clumps along the sides of the glass. Body is dark brown in color when out of the light, amber-brown with strong red hues when in. Carbonation through the transparent body, noticeable but modest.

Aroma is of crackers made from slightly toasted and roasted grains. Not much in the way of toasted nuts, cocoa, overall rather bland and unassuming. Least impressive aroma from a Munich Dunkel Lager I've had yet.

Major flavors in the beer are dark and brown malt sweetness, with mildly bitter hops in the background. Tasting opens with brown malt sweetness combined with a bit of mineral character. Mid-palate takes the sweetness and adds a modest hop bitterness to the background, while the back of the palate picks up European hop bitterness with a small contribution from dark malt sweetness. Aftertaste is satisfying: of modest cocoa and bitter European hops, creating an effect of bitter, European-style chocolates.

Beer is medium-light to light in body, with a bit of wateriness noticeable around the edges. Carbonation is medium to medium-high, creating a fairly prickly mouthfeel at first, before the beer fizzes up on the palate to become more flowing and creamy. Finish is semi-dry.

falloutsnow, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a dense but clear glowing brown body with a thin beige ring of foam.

S- The faint deep toasted malt hint is a bit lagered and the aroma is very clean.

T- The clean lagered nougat flavor takes on some dry toffee as the beer opens up and a clean dry finish ends this beer.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a scrubbing fizz finish.

O- This beer is clean and well lagered with hints of flavor from some dark malt that takes on a bit of a woody oxidized flavor as it opens.

rhoadsrage, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of WJVII
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%

Poured into a pint glass this brew has a clear dark amber when held to the light has a great red hue. There was a 1 finger off white head that settled to a thin cap. The aroma is a spicy with some dark malt notes and a slight molasses hint. The taste is malty upfront with some dried fruit in the back, plums, raisins, and burnt caramel. The brew is a little thin and the light carbonation could be a little stronger. This is an OK brew, but not really a bold dark lager as I like.

WJVII, May 21, 2010
Photo of jsh420
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%

pours dark dark brown with a 1 finger off white semi tan head that left spotted lacing

smell - not very complex i pick up some caramel malt little fruit

taste - the nose might not be all that but the flavor is better - roasted grains dark fruit malt some chocolate

mouthfeel is a medium body with decent carbonation

overall this is an ok dark lager but not worth a repeat buy

jsh420, Apr 18, 2011
Photo of Catlin
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%

Catlin, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of kimcgolf
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%

A nice simple dark beer, though not a lot to it. Poured from the bottle to a dark chocolate brown with medium thick tan head that lasted to mid-glass and left okay lacing. Aroma was a faint caramel toffee as was the flavor of this medium bodied. Finish was smooth and medium duration, but again left no distinguishing mark. Kind of just ho-hum.

kimcgolf, Dec 13, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

csmartin6, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

NoetheMatt, May 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Alex_Weinard, May 16, 2014
Photo of marcobrau
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Creamy, but sadly rather boring. Good, fresh malt aroma and quite a bit of foam, but this chestnut colored lager fails to impress. Perhaps it's that this my tasting of this beer is skewed after having a couple dark lagers from the European masters of the style, but that said, this brewery makes better beer. For example, the Capital Special Pilsner is fantastic (especially when fresh). Finishes just very slightly bitter and a touch dry and therefore fairly drinkable. Not a real complex dark lager and a touch "cardboard-y" meaning it hasn't held up very well in my fridge....leaky cap? Oh, well....

marcobrau, Feb 12, 2008
Photo of hotstuff
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

A good enjoyable Dunkel and I would have rated it higher had it had more umph to it. It poured a small sized tan head that contained fine-medium sized bubbles. The body was carbonated and clear with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was moderately malty and also had notes of caramel to it. The flavor was malty, and sweet with a smooth, somewhat thin and watery mouthfeel. The lacing was fair.

hotstuff, Nov 01, 2003
Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Kunstman, Apr 18, 2012
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Capital Dark from Capital Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.