Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery

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Wisconsin AmberWisconsin Amber

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379 Ratings

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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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.

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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.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.