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Capital Pilsner - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 2
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 marc77
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark straw and clear in hue, topped by a sticky well retained head that leaves Belgian lace. The understated aroma is a combination of an herbal hop nose, light lemony tartness and mellow graininess. Aromawise, it's like their 1900 minus the sweet corn notes. Moderate, clean hop bitterness is perceived at first, then gives way to lightly toasty and sweet pilsner malt notes. Mild floral and herbal perhaps Spalt hop flavor. Lightly bodied, with a crisp, dry, well attenuated mouthfeel. Finishes dry w/ hop bitterness and bready malt fading quickly. Capital has brewed a well balanced, quaffable pilsner. With more body and malt character this would've been outstanding.

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Joel12
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Homerbag
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold color with thinner head that retains somewhat well.

Notes of earth, noble hops and some malt, mineral water aroma. Tastes of some floral noble hops, not the spicy saaz that you would expect from a pils. Malt and clean water balance out the palate. Proper carbonation and light feel.

Overall a good beer, nothing to memorable, but not bad. I would order it on a menu at a resturant, but probably won't be on the top of my list to bring it home.

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a good head. Some head retention, not much lacing. The smell is crisp and with good noble hop aromas, but with an underlying aroma of lager yeast. The taste is similar. Crisp, slightly soft, and with floral hops. The mouthfeel is soft and a touch creamy. Not bad, but I wouldn't go out of my to look for it. I suppose if it were local to me I'd drink it.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of chocosushi
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz -> Pint

A ~ Dark Straw

S ~ Yeastbread, moss, prairie grass, musk

T ~ Malt, Caramelized onions, English bitter hops, leaves, fresh wheat toast, sour yeast... little oak smokiness as it warms.

M ~ Peppery complexity, goods bittering on palette, best ice cold

D ~ A good beer for the Summer, would not drink all the time but better than alot of American Pils I've had. I like the sour trait as well.

Capital Pilsner from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.