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Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery

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Wisconsin AmberWisconsin Amber

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BA SCORE
81
good

371 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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 hotstuff
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even though my opinion of this beer is that it could use some character to it, it was indeed a good beer to drink and rate. It poured a small sized ivory creamy and smooth head. The body was carbonated and clear with an amber hue. The nose was malty, fruity and some caramel notes. The flavor was sweet along with a bitter taste. The mouthfeel was smooth, tingly, thin textured, watery and light bodied. It left a good lacing on the sides of my glass.

hotstuff, Oct 29, 2003
Photo of OgreSanchez
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

OgreSanchez, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of ferrari29
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer poured: into nonic shaped pint glass.

A - Beer pours with a thick white colored head. Beer has a hazy copper colored body. Head does not hold very well, no lacing. No carbonation.

S - Fruity, citrus, straw, crisp clean lager, corn.

T - Sweet, fruity, bitter, clean straw lager taste.

M - Slightly carbonated, mild hop bitter aftertaste.

D - Average amber ale. Traditional crisp later feel and taste. Easy to drink.

ferrari29, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange with good head of foam does not last long no lacing tast of malt and sweet citurs and hops, smell of malt alote of malt
and sweet bread good summer beer i like it will buy again. bought this at the brewery very nice people who work there.

scootercrabb, Jul 10, 2007
Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of capuchinpilates
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

capuchinpilates, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of tourdot
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

tourdot, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of shadow1961
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Capital Brewery's Wisconsin Amber pours out a big fluffy
head over a clear amber brew. Nose is primarily of malt
and there is little carbonation. Flavor is a bit of malt and a bit
of hop. Their website says this is an amber laager. Now, laagers
aren't really my thing, but this one is quite drinkable and flavorful.
The site doesn't say it, but I would be surprised if this one comes
to more than 4 or 5% alcohol by volume. Really decent!

shadow1961, Dec 11, 2006
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

6thstreetbrewpub, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of WCW
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%

WCW, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Moderate, off-white head, average retention, suddsy lacing. Aroma includes caramel malts, mild brown sugar, maybe a touch of butter (unfortunately). Taste also with a bit of mild sweetness, mainly caramel, very low bitterness. Pretty easy to drink, maybe just a touch of off flavor on the back end but not a bad beer, just not spectacular.

KickbacksSteve, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of EigenBeer
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

EigenBeer, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Westuh
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Westuh, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Fcolle2
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Draught in a pint glass

A: nice amber color. Not much of a head but I didn't pour it. From what I do see looks off white and frothy. Some lacing but mt alot

S: I'm getting a lot of crisp malt with a slight copper smell.

T: very drinkable, pretty malty but nothing to insane. All around its an average amber that doesnt stray too far from the flavor point you would expect.

M: nice and crisp. Refreshing, not too carbonated.

O: all around decent beer. True to the style but lacked any distinctive features.

Fcolle2, May 18, 2013
Photo of Slynger
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange with a cap of fizzy off-white fuzz.

Comes in largely toasted with a light amount of fruity and caramelness, a touch musty. Hops are light as well, coming in lightly bitter/earthy.

Not bad, but nothing special. Probably don't need to try this one again.

Slynger, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of ChadQuest
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great amber, i'm really impressed with the depth of flavors coming out of this. So much toasted bread, like fancy morning breads with raisons and spices and whatever else the bakery would put on bread before baking it, this beer is liquid that.
Oh yea, It's a clear reddish amber color and has no haze at all, totally clear. The body is medium and has a very appropiate level of carb, moderate.

I will probally get a pack of this over the summer and/or fall. It's really great, i would love to camp with this too.

ChadQuest, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of mdwalsh
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A little light for an amber, more of a rich golden. I've seen pale ales darker than this. The head is a nice off white, three+ fingers, again, a little much. Great clarity and pretty good active carbonation.

S: Not much for aroma here, but there's a little cooked bread and caramel. While it doesn't need a lot, it needs more than this.

T: Taste is where this beer really goes WIN for me. It's not earth shattering, but it's very nice, and very simple, and very refreshing. A little toast, some very mild hops. I like it.

M: could use like 1% more body and carbonation.

D Superb.

mdwalsh, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of stoutman
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured a medium sized head of fine to large sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a transparent carbonated light brown colored body. The aroma is a medium strength malt hop one with a smooth mouthfeel and a slight hop bite in the finish. The flavors in this brew contain elements of malt caramel and mild hops. A good beer.

stoutman, Dec 31, 2003
Photo of happygnome
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: orange color, three quarter inch fluffy head disapears moderatly fast leaving very little lacing
s: roasted caramel malts and citrusy hops
t: sweet start a very nice bitter finish
m: sharp caronation medium bodied very enjoyable

overall this is a really nice enjoyable beer

happygnome, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of cmwilliq
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

cmwilliq, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of supercolter
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- good appearance, decent head, red amber color, decent lacing
S- smells like plums and dark fruit right up front and then a bit of alcohol and malt
T- decent tastes like plums, then a bit skunky though
M- Good smooth a bit heavier but by no means syrupy
D- the skunkiness through me but not bad

supercolter, Jun 18, 2006
Photo of Tracker83
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Tracker83, May 27, 2013
Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

BarrelAgedG, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of DantheMan75
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DantheMan75, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of emwild12
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

emwild12, Sep 02, 2013
Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.