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Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-04-2012 14:38:44 | More by yooper920
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

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ibashmuck

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2008 15:33:35 | More by ibashmuck
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 18:31:58 | More by mjpolzin
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Wisconsin

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: I had to pour it pretty aggressively to get a head on it. The beer is a super clear reddish-orange color with very few bubbles rising. The half-inch head that I gained by the aggressive pour disappeared within about a minute to a very small ring around the glass.

Aroma: I get some fruity esters that mix pretty pleasantly with the caramel notes in the aroma. This example may have a bit of age on it, as it has a slight sherry note to it.

Taste: Very fruity flavor. Not that I can really pick any one out, but it is a nice medley of fruit presence. There is a bit of cardboard that is definitely discernable in this beer...further leading me to believe that the beer is past it's prime. There is no date present on the bottle...bummer.

Opinion: This seems like it was a lot nicer beer in it's prime, but since it is such a light-flavored beer, it is showing the first signs of age. It tastes clean enough that I would keep an eye out for it to try again sometime...especially in Wisconsin.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2005 02:46:21 | More by SkeeterHawk
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty blah and average lager. The head was virtually absent and the color was pretty flat looking. The aroma wasn't too bad with wheat, grass and malt hints. The taste was pretty dry and uneventful with a sugary finish. Not the greatest brew from capital, but then again, not too many lagers blow me away.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2004 23:00:16 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.