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Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery

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Wisconsin AmberWisconsin Amber

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389 Ratings

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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-15-2001

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2.53/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

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3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 10/29/11 Tasting Notes

Poured out of 12 oz can into pint glass

A) Copper color lager with a finger of white head. Okay retention, minimal lacing.

S) Nice malt presence. Little bit of caramel.

T) Lightly roasted malt, with some of the sweetness detected on the nose. There is also a nice earthy hop background. Good balance and a nice finish/aftertaste.

M) Medium body with a decent amount of carbonation, but not too much. Crisp and satisfying.

O) This is an enjoyable brew. It is remarkably easy to drink. No rough edges. They're not taking any risks with the formula here, just making a good red lager, and I think that is the point.

Photo of schoolboy
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not usually a style I seek out, but in my Wisconsin country side hotel (House on the Rock Inn) this was one of the two best beers they had on tap (out of 8).

It's a pretty color and has exceptional aroma and even taste, for the style. It is hoppy. Much more tha expected of the style, but that's good.

It has a little bit of a skunky off color taste, but it is well below the rest of the flavors. I may never get another opportunity to buy this, but I would consider it ifI did.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opening NFL Sunday!!! Starting with a can of Wisconsin Amber!!! Yeah baby!!! The beer is a cloudy red ale with thin white head. The smell has a slight sweet malt to it....not much else. The taste has a great malt character with touch of sweetness. The mouthfeel is great...very favorful decent abv and smooth. Definitely worth teh purchase!

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3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So I have had this both in the can and on tap, and I actually preferred it in the can. Pours a dark amber with a 1 finger head. The smell is pretty straight forward, bready malty sweetness, a little bit of caramel, and a faint amount of citrus. Tastes mainly bready and malty, caramel, and a little copper/metallic flavor. The caramel sweetness really come out as the beer warms up, tastes much better at 50-60 degrees. This finishes rather clean, fairly standard bodied beer here. Refreshing on a warm day, otherwise nothing to write home about.

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, amber-brown body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Caramel and toffee malt notes with just a hint of herbal hop aroma.

T - Toasty malt with some toffee. A bit more caramel comes out in the middle. Finishes with plenty of caramel and sweet malt character with moderate bitterness and grassy hops.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - A pretty solid, if somewhat unremarkable, amber ale. Lots of malt with more than enough hop character to balance; though it isn't a hoppy, west coast red ale by any stretch.

Photo of woosterbill
3.93/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear copper body with an inch of frothy, persistent off-white head that leaves some nice lace. Very attractive lager.

S: This one’s all about the malt, with nutty, toasty, and caramelized malt aromas dominating. Quite nice.

T: Sweet, nutty malt opens things up, followed by some more toasted undertones and finally a mixture of fruity hops and dry lager yeast on the long, clean finish. Simple and entirely enjoyable.

M: Medium body, lots of prickly carbonation. A little too prickly.

O: I don’t have too much to say about this one: it’s a good, drinkable, flavorful lager. If you’re into that, give it a shot.


Photo of mdwalsh
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.