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Eternal Flame - Capital Brewery

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87
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 10-05-2011)
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-20-2013 03:44:27 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

04-12-2013 01:45:49 | More by derkfromwi
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bacasnax

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

03-31-2013 23:17:28 | More by bacasnax
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2013 04:58:45 | More by Zachtheporter
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-26-2013 20:28:14 | More by Lurkerson
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +9.4%

2012 big bottle

A: very nice copper-brown color, very little head when poured, clear
S: sweetish, rounded, chocolate, very moreish
T: I really like this beer, it's a classic doppelbock with a few % in ABV added, rounded roast malt, the right amount of hops, some caramelized malt, and a bit of hotness to round out the swallow
M: rounded, very drinkable, a beer that could really catch you by surprise

01-16-2013 02:04:46 | More by wisrarebeer
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

01-14-2013 19:31:06 | More by TX-Badger
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NickBus

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +11%

Aroma - Medium-high peat aroma with lots of dark fruit notes. (Raisins, plums.) High AVB evident. Medium to medium-high caramel, toffee and bready malt aroma. Low earthy hop aroma comes out more as it warms to room temperature.

Appearance - Amber with ruby highlights. Almost no head except for a tiny ring of bubbles in the center. High clarity.

Flavor - Caramel and toffee hit you first, then dark fruits. Bready with some toasty notes as well. Nice rich, complex malt profile. Surprisingly little alcohol warming. Sweet, but not overly sweet or cloying. Not much there in the way of hop flavors.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, bordering on medium-high. Very smooth, with moderately low carbonation.

Overall - Not much to complain about. I actually wouldn't mind a slightly fuller body and even a little darker malt, but overall this is an outstanding doppelbock.

01-13-2013 21:19:06 | More by NickBus
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-07-2013 07:29:57 | More by Chokobo
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-30-2012 02:09:54 | More by TonyTalon
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured from the bottle to a pint glass, the appearance was a murky brown color with a slight off-white head crowning the beer. A smooth malty aroma radiated from the beer with a hint of discrete smokiness. The eternal flame name seems appropriate. The initial taste was a delicious combination of sweet fruit with a pleasant level of booziness. Notes of toffee, biscuit, and brown sugar are also detectable. Even with a 9.1 ABV, the alcohol is well masked. This beer goes down easy. In the aftertaste, the fruit and alcohol seems to grow sweeter as it warms the throat. The thickness of the beer allows it to linger nicely at the back of the throat. Doppelbock are among my favorites styles. Capital has been solid in producing their line of Doppelbocks.

11-21-2012 14:06:33 | More by JohnnyHopps
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archi348

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2012 04:33:05 | More by archi348
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

11-14-2012 19:39:32 | More by twbeecher
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raffy313

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

10-22-2012 01:02:24 | More by raffy313
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-13-2012 23:09:29 | More by cfh64
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%

12 oz bottle poured into a Kasteel goblet glass.

Appearance- Dark orange with a small amount of white head the dissipates into a very thin layer.

Smell- Lots of sweet fruit and a big boozy note.

Taste- Big bready doppelbock. You get a sweet boozy finish but not harsh at all.

Mouthfeel- On the heavier side of medium with great carbonation that makes for a good mouthfeel.

Overall- A well done doppelbock that has lots of bready and boozy notes. A pretty easy drinker for a doppelbock also.

10-07-2012 19:36:31 | More by BrownAleMale
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dirtylou

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

12oz single.

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
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boogercrack

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-27-2012 00:35:03 | More by boogercrack
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-15-2012 03:38:50 | More by danthehopslamman
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-29-2012 18:41:50 | More by Duff27
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-29-2012 01:40:26 | More by polishkaz
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

06-20-2012 01:52:45 | More by IrishColonial
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottle from Piccadilly in Champaign, IL
No bottled on date
Poured into an Ayinger Celebrator doppelbock glass

The Eternal Flame is a fairly massive doppelbock from Capital, bringing the caramel and rich brown bread flavors to, perhaps, their zenith. The drawback of such a rich beer with high ethanol is that the head retention is poor, and somehow the body came out needing a bit more carbonation to propel the aroma and beer in the palate. That being said, this is an interesting concept of blending doppelbocks, and I'm curious to see what future installments are like.

Pours a 0.75cm head of small, off-white bubbles that lasts a few minutes before settling to a thin ring around the glass and a few large islands of residual foam atop the body. The descending head leaves no lacing. Body is a transparent caramel-amber color, giving off a reddish-orange hue when held to the light. Some carbonation is visible, slowly making its way to the top of the glass.

Aroma appears after some strong agitation of my glass (without the agitation to stir up the carbonation/head, the beer is rather lacking in aroma). The beer gives off fairly intense caramel and dense, sweet bread aromas with a bit of ethanol in the back.

Opens with flavors of sweet caramel malts, some very rich sweet bread, and esters of dried fruits (in particular Calimyrna figs and dates). Mid-palate reinforces the taste of deep layers of caramel malts, which really expand to the heights of the style here. Added to the caramel are flavors of brown sugar and dried brown figs. Closes out with continued sweetness, a slight hint of noble hope bitterness, and a small note of ethanol. Aftertaste is expectedly sweet and has traces of caramel.

The beer is medium-heavy to heavy in body, with fairly subtle carbonation throughout. A bit more carbonation would be useful to help this move along the palate; as it stands, it's a bit sluggish in that regard. Pleasant close with just a gasp of ethanol, the 9% is barely noticeable on the throat and nostrils. Finishes with a dry and sticky mouthfeel, from the residual sugars.

06-16-2012 21:34:35 | More by falloutsnow
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-04-2012 03:19:08 | More by bsuedekum
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

04-24-2012 02:13:42 | More by egrace84
Eternal Flame from Capital Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.