Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery
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Reviews by SkeeterHawk:
3.08/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: I had to pour it pretty aggressively to get a head on it. The beer is a super clear reddish-orange color with very few bubbles rising. The half-inch head that I gained by the aggressive pour disappeared within about a minute to a very small ring around the glass.
Aroma: I get some fruity esters that mix pretty pleasantly with the caramel notes in the aroma. This example may have a bit of age on it, as it has a slight sherry note to it.
Taste: Very fruity flavor. Not that I can really pick any one out, but it is a nice medley of fruit presence. There is a bit of cardboard that is definitely discernable in this beer...further leading me to believe that the beer is past it's prime. There is no date present on the bottle...bummer.
Opinion: This seems like it was a lot nicer beer in it's prime, but since it is such a light-flavored beer, it is showing the first signs of age. It tastes clean enough that I would keep an eye out for it to try again sometime...especially in Wisconsin.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2005 02:46:21 | More by SkeeterHawk
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3.39/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from its silver can, this amber ale offers a nose of caramel malt, toasted malt, and molasses. Its color is orange/copper and the body is completely clear.
This beer has a flavor that leans toward the sweet side, with tastes of caramel, bread, light roast, dough, toffee, and a touch of brown sugar. The hops impart a slightly herbal character, although they are buried behind the taste of the malt.
This seems like a basic amber brew with enough going for it to recommend, but not enough going for it to strike an emotional chord or otherwise stand out in one’s beer drinking memory. I warmed up to it more with repeated sips and I now appreciate this beer for what it is- an everyday amber beer that is non- pretentious and agreeable, even if not exceptional. Some may say it is underwhelming, but it does have enough going for it to recommend.
Serving type: can
01-11-2014 06:03:00 | More by BryanCarey
3.19/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Light, transparent, orange-amber color lager. Soda-like head on the pour with little retention.
Fresh, malty aroma with hints of citrus fruits and fresh cut grass.
Slightly roasted malt flavor. Almonds and toast. Touch of caramel. Rice and corn adjuncts. Mild herbal hop.
Light body. Descent carbonation. Grainy texture.
Ok, but just doesn't have that much flavor or body. Fairly refreshing, however.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 22:53:35 | More by bnes09
Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.