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Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery

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81
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357 Ratings
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Erdinger2003
1.58/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance is pretty good when first poured, the head is nice and thick and it has a little lacing on it. The amber is a little too clear, but ok. The head later disappates.

Smell is malty with a hint of hoppines. I even smell some dark fruit tones.

Taste is sour, pretty bad. I even dug in the back of the cooler at HyVee W and S in CF for one that I thought was good.

Mouthfeel is pretty watery.

Erdinger2003, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of MyMindSpray
2/5  rDev -43.8%

MyMindSpray, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

sgttibbs, May 29, 2012
Photo of stanale
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

stanale, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of superfriend
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

superfriend, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of durwood64
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

durwood64, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of BasementBer
2.53/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: As usual, this beer has amazing clarity. Great lagering effect. Medium lacing with an offwhite head. Wouldnt call it amber in color, more orange to red.

S: Not much doing here, husky grainy in smell.

T: What seems to be a consistent feature for this brewery is fizzy in the nose with a touch of jazz and then by the time the middle comes around, its quit. The aftertaste in the finish however has a nice nutty character to it, which I have found lacking in most of Capital's beers I recently tried.

M: carbonation fizz on the tongue, doesnt last long as I would prefer it, but very light and drinkable.

D: Wouldnt choose it for the style, but would drink it to drink in the sun.

BasementBer, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of hardy008
2.53/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours amber with an off white one finger head with fair retention and no lacing. Smells of grains and biscuit malt with a small hop presence.

The taste is much like the aroma. grains, biscuit malt, and a small hop presence. Nothing which really stands out. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation. Not much aftertaste. Overall. a rather ordinary unimpressive beer.

hardy008, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.6/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Has a semi-hazy golden amber appearance with a short-lived white foam collar, no lacing. Smells faintly of a mild biscuit malt, and that's about it. Tastes of the same mildly sweet biscuit malt, and that's about it. Hops are so far into the background as to be really close to no hopping at all...body is carbonated well and light in texture without feeling watery. But so far, this offering by Capital has been a disappointment for me. I would have liked to have tasted something a bit less... blandly one dimensional. I'd call this one a lawnmower beer.

WastingFreetime, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of jsh420
2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

pours clear amber with a 1+ finger head that left no lacing

smell is faint but i pickup sweet caramel malt

taste is blah - boring - average - your standard amber with the training wheels still on

mouthfeel - medium body decent carbonation - needs to have more bite - very smooth

drinkability is not good - i will never buy this beer again and after i finish this 6 pack i highly doubt i will ever drink this again

jsh420, Mar 12, 2011
Photo of hiikeeba
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - pours up a clear amber with ruby highlights and a quickly disappearing white head.

S - some sweet malt aroma. Very faint. No hops detected

T - Butterscotch. A friend gave me this bottle, and there is obviously something wrong. I wish I had a couple more bottles to compare this against.

M - Nice mouthfeel. Not thick, but good carbonation.

D - The butterscotch isn't too bad, but I wouldn't pick up another.

hiikeeba, Jul 08, 2008
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass. "Beer for Badgers." "An American Lager." 5.2% ABV, 1689 on bottom.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for this can!

A - Light amber and clear, a tall pour unleashes a three-finger head with decent retention. The off-white foam left little as afar as lace.

S - The nose is lightly malty. Pale with a low sweetness. Mainly hops come out. Dry and a bit floral. There is also a light metallic and mineral nose to it. Crisp overall.

T - A good balance of pale malts and dry, floral hops is upset by a metallic mineral finish that just ruins the whole thing.

M - Dry and crisp but slightly flat feeling. The metallic thing just gives a bad feel to it. Light-medium bodied.

D - Not very pleasant but straight from the can at a tale gate party, it would work. Better from a bottle it seems.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of EigenBeer
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

EigenBeer, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of KarlHungus
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a clear pale amber color with a small white head that recedes quickly. The aroma is the usual generic lager aroma. Sweet and crisp. The taste is more than I expected from my impressions of the aroma. It is clean, crisp, and mildly sweet...nothing spectacular. The mouthfeel is light bodied with too much carbonation. Overall, this is not a beer that I plan on drinking again. It is by no means a horrid brew, but there are better ones out there.

KarlHungus, Oct 17, 2005
Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

BarrelAgedG, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of green_plastic
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

green_plastic, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of pathead
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

pathead, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of rabbitguy
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

rabbitguy, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of bicyclesnbeer
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

bicyclesnbeer, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of cjgator3
2.78/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

A- Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is malt, caramel and a hint of hops.

T- The taste like the aroma is sweet malt, caramel and a touch of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodies with a good amount of carbonation. 

cjgator3, May 23, 2012
Photo of beagle75
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. No lacing remains on the glass and isolated bubbles cling motionless to the submerged sides.

S: Biscuit and bread is dominant, with lesser refined caramel also present. Hops exhibit barely detectable herbal/anise notes.

T: Begins dry, with sharp carbonic acidity that stifles other early qualities. Fading acidity reveals uncooked bread dough into the middle with an unrefined sugary edge. Weak minty hop flavors metamorphose into more medicinal qualities during the finish, where malt flavors become thin and bitterness is minimal.

M: Medium viscosity, acidic and slightly syrupy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This amber lager's harsh flavor and uninspiring texture seem to be out of agreement with the relatively appealing smell. While the style as a whole seems to be defined by unremarkable features, some amber lagers are still better than this. Look to Karl Strauss' flagship amber lager as a well-executed, but still conservative example.

beagle75, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of NoetheMatt
3/5  rDev -15.7%

NoetheMatt, Apr 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

IchLiebeBierZu, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of MADPolo
3/5  rDev -15.7%

MADPolo, May 07, 2013
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Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.