Eternal Flame - Capital Brewery
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3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
Served in Duvel tulip glass.
Leave it to modern humans to take a cool metaphor and turn it into a comparatively meek concrete expression of remembrance. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sienna-topaz topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted rye bread, maple syrup, candied orange peel, mild booze, a hint of fennel, and what seems like a pinch of clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more fennel, a more darkly-toasted bread component, some mild notes of red apple skin, and an increased feel of booze, which nearly comes off as too much for its own good. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a mostly solid d-bock, though a bit too boozy for my tastes.
09-13-2013 22:01:29 | More by TMoney2591
4.01/5 rDev +2.3%
Capital Eternal Flame. Capital Brewery Company, Middleton, WI.
Clear, crimson coloring, very small head.
Aroma: sweet and malty, a little woody, some oak? Very mellow and balanced, while still sweet, just a little fruity.
Taste: Plump and juicy malt flavor. Sweet and succulent. Raisins and figs and apple. Just plain ol' yummy-yum. Good balance, but leaning heavy on the sweet malty side. And the booze comes rolling in. 9% won't stay quiet.
Let's take a break and read the label, shall we?
"Capital Square Series. Welcome to generation two of the evolving flame concept. In addition to Autumnal/Imperial Fire blend, we've added a BIG, smoldering delight, christened Jacked Maibock. Join us for a walk on the intensely malty side."
I like the name, I love the art on the bottle. That's a crazy looking bird! And the beer is quite nice, as well. Big, fat and malty, sweet and full, molasses and raisins, dark rum, and other delights. Tasty stuff. A lovely nightcap.
04-27-2013 08:18:15 | More by feloniousmonk
District of Columbia
3.09/5 rDev -21.2%
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Thanks Tom.
The beer is murky amber with a thin, off white head. The aroma offers fruits, sweet malt, alcohol. Plums and booze in the flavor. Medium bodied and a bit harsh in the finish. Needs some refinement and could be gentler on the palate.
05-11-2013 20:29:14 | More by Huhzubendah
4.58/5 rDev +16.8%
Fiery scarlet red hue to this one. Thin beige head. Minimal lace. Huge rich malty nose. Caramel and toffee explode in rich wafts of beer goodnes. Smooth velvety mouthfeel with rich flavors of malt....crystal/caramel based malts....double decocted malt goodness. Similar to the Autumnal Fire, but different in a way. Hard to place a finger on it but to try maybe a little more candy like presence in the sweetness. Very good dopplbock. Looking forward to future creations from this base beer. Alcohol is barely perceptible.
11-04-2011 03:47:31 | More by Bighuge
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
appearance: served in my great lakes chalice, hazy copper-amber body, 1/3" beige cream head with light lace
smell: huge malty nose - caramel, bread, dough, toffee, butterscotch
taste: Capital is a strange brewery that has degraded somewhat in consistency in the past few years. If there's one thing that they consistently knock out of the park, its the doppelbock. Eternal Flame is a cool story, but in a lot of ways its just another variation of autumnal fire. That said, this is a very good beer - a silky smooth malt bomb - caramel, toffee, dough, toasted bread, brown sugar, maple.
mouthfeel: smooth and creamy, on the light end of medium
overall: solid stuff
09-07-2012 03:56:53 | More by dirtylou
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
Pretty good beer. With an aggressive pour I got a small off white head that quickly settled down to a ring and no lace. Color is a very lovely, clear, red orange amber with a couple of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is great upon opening with an immediate whiff of sweet malt. Out of the glass are also caramel, toffee, fruit, and a very slight hint of butterscotch. Flavor is similar to nose with an excellent balancing effect from carbonic tang and bittering hops. Body and carbonation are decent. Finish is like flavor with also a little banana, of good length, and some alcohol at the very end.
10-22-2011 23:16:08 | More by drpimento
4/5 rDev +2%
I like the concept of this beer and its future, but I have to admit, the future batches for this beer are a bit confusing. Let's see how this "birth" batch is.
Pours a coppery color with a thin yet creamy head of foam that leaves some acceptable lacing.
A nice malty sweetness is present in the nose along some spiciness and earthy hops. A touch of a vegetal aroma in there too.
Mirrors the nose pretty well. Malty sweetness, brown sugar, a little maple syrup. Spice and earthiness from the hops. A little warm alcohol comes through also.
Very smooth with soft carbonation. Maybe just a tad under carbonated. Dry finishing with some warmth from the alcohol.
I enjoyed this one. Nice drinkability and an excellent cool weather beer. It will interesting to see how the future of this beer will turn out.
10-23-2011 22:11:57 | More by jera1350
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
pours clear burnt orange with a small 1/2 finger head that faded to a film and left no lacing
smells of boozy apples caramel toffee nutty malt
taste is just like the nose but the i think the booze is a little too much and over shines the malts that are not as rich as the other doppels capital makes - malts are less caramel and more bready
mouthfeel medium light body - over carb boozey bite without a dry finish is not smooth and not good
overall - big let down after from capital maybe 6months will help - good thing Autumnal Fire is still on the shelf and Blonde Doppelbock will be out soon enough
12-07-2011 05:05:42 | More by jsh420
3.84/5 rDev -2%
Lots of chocolate and sweet, nutty, lightly roasted malt in the aroma. Flavor is roasty and chocolatey, with a kick of heat at the back of the throat. Was billed as a dopplebock, so the chilis were a surprise. Fairly spicy, but the malt character is very pleasant. I really wish I could try the base beer without the spice. It's a touch hot for my palate. And it's really not a dopplebock.
08-08-2014 23:27:50 | More by barczar
3.45/5 rDev -12%
Poured a nice clean and clear deep amber/red with a thin ring of off white head.
The smell is very bready and sweet with a big hit of brown sugar and molasses.
The flavors are sweet and malty with a bit of sourdough, toffee, and brown sugar all making appearances. Has a bit of a light minty bit of earthy hops in the finish, almost enough to bring back a little balance, but not quite.
The mouthfeel is thick and oily.
A decent doppelbock, maybe a bit syrupy and sweet, and not and improvement on the great autumnal fire, hopefully the future iterations are more interesting.
10-16-2011 00:26:37 | More by bashiba
Eternal Flame from Capital Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.