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Capital Pilsner - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002)
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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

Stevedore, Sep 03, 2014
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.

NeroFiddled, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

dexterk1, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Will1508, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

brewmudgeon, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Canada_Dan, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

zestar, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

SkinniePost, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

tdmccarthy, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

BeerDazed, Mar 02, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

Shazbott, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

KeeganRabelhofer, Feb 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Westuh, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

rorjets, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Shluffy, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

EvanWilliams, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Shy5, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

jzlyo, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

jwc215, Dec 21, 2013
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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.

deebo, Oct 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

superfriend, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

KingBiscuit, Aug 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

rabbitguy, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Chucker17, Aug 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 01, 2013
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Capital Pilsner from Capital Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.