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Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery

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Ratings: 364
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jgarvis, Sep 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

KCM, Aug 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

bicyclesnbeer, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL
Date: "00212A12211" stamped on bottom
Glass: Tulip

Pours a 2cm head of densely packed, off-white bubbles, with average retention, gradually descending to a thin ring around the glass and leaving little to no lacing. Body is a red-brown color, essentially amber, and hazy from sediment. Carbonation is visible in center of glass, though somewhat sluggish.

Aroma is primarily bread-like, somewhat sweet, with notable hints of caramel. Hops are very subdued, if noticeable at all. Reminiscent of a bock recipe using ale yeast.

Taste is primarily of sweet malts, fairly complex between toasted, pale, and some caramel characters. Slight spice characters, a bit like weak cinnamon. Overall, an interesting interplay between yeast byproducts and malt base; if you enjoy the bock style, you will likely find this pleasant, too.

Beer is medium-bodied, with mid-level carbonation that leads this to foam up substantially on the palate. The resulting mouthfeel is somewhat frothy and creamy, with a semi-dry finish.

falloutsnow, Aug 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

bigpoppa67, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ParraPalliative, Aug 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BHep, Aug 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

EigenBeer, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Fr0stb1te, Jul 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

rjmclaw, Jul 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

MarshMan71, Jul 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mscott1975, Jul 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

crobinso, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of TX-Badger
4.58/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the Wisconsin Amber from a 12oz bottle poured in to a pint/nonic glass.

A: The beer poured a very brilliantly rich copper-red, with about a half inch of fluffy white head at the top. As with other Capital beers, the head does fade away quicker than I would like.

S: The aroma is mainly caramel malt with a hint of hops.

T: I mainly get caramel and toffee notes on the palate. It finishes with a well balanced hopiness that is not overwhelming on the finish.

M: Crisp, clean, a medium-bodied beer, carbonation was ok.

O: I can understand why this is one of Capital Brewery's flagship beers, it was very enjoyable. It goes down smooth and is refreshing. It is a great amber lager with character.

TX-Badger, Jul 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

MyMindSpray, Jun 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Joefisherman, Jun 24, 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
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

JHenning87, Jun 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Jnaustin114, May 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

sgttibbs, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

pebbs, May 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Dohshow, May 26, 2012
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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
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

PeterOrlando92, May 02, 2012
Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.