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Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery

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Wisconsin AmberWisconsin Amber

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356 Ratings
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Ratings: 356
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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

rmargeson, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

chet1215, Mar 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

tipabu, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

bcsbeer, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

onlymurderers, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Nemers, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

KeeganRabelhofer, Feb 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Nicholas53207, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Westuh, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Azpittil57, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Nick-K, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

northcoastwolf, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of BryanCarey
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured from its silver can, this amber ale offers a nose of caramel malt, toasted malt, and molasses. Its color is orange/copper and the body is completely clear.

This beer has a flavor that leans toward the sweet side, with tastes of caramel, bread, light roast, dough, toffee, and a touch of brown sugar. The hops impart a slightly herbal character, although they are buried behind the taste of the malt.

This seems like a basic amber brew with enough going for it to recommend, but not enough going for it to strike an emotional chord or otherwise stand out in one’s beer drinking memory. I warmed up to it more with repeated sips and I now appreciate this beer for what it is- an everyday amber beer that is non- pretentious and agreeable, even if not exceptional. Some may say it is underwhelming, but it does have enough going for it to recommend.

BryanCarey, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Skillz, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of bnes09
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%

Light, transparent, orange-amber color lager. Soda-like head on the pour with little retention.

Fresh, malty aroma with hints of citrus fruits and fresh cut grass.

Slightly roasted malt flavor. Almonds and toast. Touch of caramel. Rice and corn adjuncts. Mild herbal hop.

Light body. Descent carbonation. Grainy texture.

Ok, but just doesn't have that much flavor or body. Fairly refreshing, however.

bnes09, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

OriolesFan1008, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jzlyo, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Eaglefan344, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Shy5, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

vinny21bal, Dec 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

crowsnest, Dec 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

jdlapera, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%

Pours clear copper/orange-amber with a thin white head that becomes wispy. Dotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of light caramel-ish malt/grain with slight roast.

The taste is of light malt with some sweetness, a hint of lightly toasted bread with a hint of hop dryness in the clean finish.

Crisp. Light. Clean. Smooth.

In writing the review, I've noticed a repeating word. The label says that it is medium bodied, I'm thinking light bodied - but, I suppose that it is subjective. Anyway, if this is medium-bodied, it pushes towards the light interpretation of medium. It would have been a better brew if it had more body to it. As it is, it is a basic, easy-drinking amber lager. Decent for what it is.

jwc215, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DantheMan75, Nov 23, 2013
Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.