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Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
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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3/5  rDev -15.7%

MADPolo, May 07, 2013
Photo of beveritt
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label is orange and gold and depicts what I assume is the dome of the capitol building in Madison?

Appearance: Pours with 1 1/4 inch of big-bubble head. This settles slowly to a thin coating of foam and some lacing on the glass. The beer itself is a clear copper.

Smell: Sweet syrupy caramel malt.

Taste: Overly sweet malt, with heavy caramel and maple sygar undertones.

Mouthfeel: Average level of carbonation. Body is okay.

Drinkability: Admittedly, not my style. Just not a lot going on here. Sugary sweetness quickly becomes cloying.

beveritt, Mar 09, 2007
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

McMuffin_1, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

TooGood, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

bigbeers84, Mar 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

tbone64, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

crowsnest, Dec 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

cardinals22, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

OriolesFan1008, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

mariposafan, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ejimhof, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Joefisherman, Jun 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

yooper920, Feb 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

jmbot4371, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of ibashmuck
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Pored a light amber, with a large foamy head. Smell was very faint, not much there, really. Taste was also mild, both the initial bitter and the sweet at the end. Just a straight average lager, nothing more, nothing less.

ibashmuck, Mar 21, 2008
Photo of mjpolzin
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is just a good, solid, easy drinking amber/red that although it is nothing special, it is a nice, easy drinking beer to be enjoyed on a hot, summer day. I give it a slighly higher than average score because it is from Capital Brewery and they are one of my favorite local breweries. It has the normal caramel notes that I usually can taste in a red. It isn't my favorite Capital beer but like I said, a good summer option.
EDIT-Had it immediatly after a Fat Tire and when I had this one, I almost tasted a medicine like bittnerness that was not pleasant. I won't lower the score too much but when compared to something else similar I did not like this.

mjpolzin, Jun 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

zestar, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

FlyingHellfish, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

tgraven, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

StoughtonGuy, Mar 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

BeerLover99, Jan 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Soneast, Nov 21, 2011
Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.