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Capital Pilsner - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of ruckus232
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great stuff. One of my favorite USA pils.

Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Joel12
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Stevedore
3/5  rDev -14.8%

On tap at Capital Brewery. 12oz poured into a plastic cup 9/2/2014.

A- Clear golden yellow body with a two finger white head with OK retention time; leaves a thin collar and plenty of lacing as I drink the beer. [3]

S- Grainy pale malt, a bit of lemon, crackers and noble hops. Pretty much what I expected from a Capital-brewed pilsner. [3]

F- Grainy freshly made crackers, bread, a bit of pepper, a bit of lemon, but mostly the crackers, bread and yeast. Pretty solid flavour profile. [3]

M- Lighter bodied, a bit overcarbonated, but crisp and refreshingly dry. Pretty easy to drink. [3]

O- Solid pilsner, nothing too substantial or special but it's a good one to have at a party or gathering. [3]

Final score: 3.00

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Basic Pils ala Capital Brewery. Mainstream, shall we say, with more hops than you might get elsewhere but still very American as opposed to European / malt kind of dominates overall, but without a great depth of character. Still, refreshing and flavorful, and always welcome.

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Will1508
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of SkinniePost
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BeerDazed
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Shazbott
1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

Photo of KeeganRabelhofer
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Shluffy
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Shy5
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jzlyo
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Flavor is medium citrus, malts, fruit and a dryish/bitter finish.

Photo of jwc215
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed golden yellow with a thin head that soon becomes a thin wisp. Little lacing sticks.

The smell is of mild grain with soft floral notes.

The taste is of honey and grainy sweetness that leads to a soft, balancing floral dryness in the finish.

It is smooth and pretty crisp.

A nice, basic pils here.

Photo of deebo
4.01/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A bottle that has been sitting in my cellar for awhile but it's my only one so I'm going to count it.

A-Poured into a pint glass this brew is light golden in color with a slight haze noticed. A thin finger of head quickly recedes to a thin film with some nice lacing on the glass.

S-Pilsener malt with a flowery hop aroma with a hint of fruitiness.

T-Big clean barley malt with a flowery, fruity finish. Low bitterness. Sweeter finish than most.

M-Lower prickly carbonation than most pilseners, which helps give a quick finish with low bitterness.

O-A tasty easy to drink pils. I like the low carbonation which makes for a less crisp, low bitter finish. The little bit of fruitiness although not normal for the style gives a nice edge to this beer. Unfortunately I think this beer had been sitting in my cellar for probably 1.5 years so that may have affected it. However, it doesn't have done so in a bad way with oxidation or DMS enhancement. I'll have to compare with a fresh one to see if indeed this beer has changed much.

Photo of superfriend
2.5/5  rDev -29%

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Capital Pilsner from Capital Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.