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Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery

Wisconsin AmberWisconsin Amber

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BA SCORE
81
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314 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%


Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-15-2001)
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Reviews by gbontrag:
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gbontrag

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

looks quite like a farm field honey. Adequate froth doesn't hold real well, but the lacing is complete before it tears politely.
Smells of whole wheat crackers, and whole wheat bread with molasses.
Tastes of hard toast, and sourdough english muffin, again toasted dark. Add a dollop of beer jelly, and a little ovaltine on the side. This has a superb mouthfeel that is straight down the middle: thin but full. Has a great cocoa flavored biscotti taste with a dab of apple jelly. There's some minerals in the aftertaste, part dark roasted grain, and perhaps some drier hops.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2006 17:07:29 | More by gbontrag
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Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.