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Fest (Summer Fest) - Capital Brewery

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82
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2002)
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Reviews by MJR:
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MJR

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pale amber with copper edges. What begins as a half inch thick head quickly fades to an incomplete cap with scattered islands of bubbles.

Smell: The aroma is almost all malt, with a toasted bread note and nuttiness that suggest Munich malt. I pick up on a bit of toffee as well. There's a bit of herbal hops, but they're extremely faint.

Taste: Starts out malty and slighty sweet, with toasted bread and a bit of nuttiness. Midway, a herbal hop flavor and bitterness appear to provide a bit of balance. A bit of toffee hides, showing itself now and then. Finishes well balanced and clean, along with a hint of coarse grain husks.

Mouthfeel: Dry and crisp, with a fairly light body. There's a bit of tannic astrigency on the tail end.

Drinkability: I'm not sure what this 'Fest' bier is celebrating, nor I am sure what style it's supposed to be. I do know that it's not all that interesting. There are no obvious flaws...there's simply not much going on.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2003 04:57:20 | More by MJR
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-22-2013 04:58:07 | More by XmnwildX12
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I do enjoy my visits to SummerFest... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises flaky biscuit, mild orange peel, flowers, mild grass, and a few drops of honey and caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more of the honey/caramel mixture for some added balance of sweetness. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice enough little marzen, something I'd kinda like to see more of in the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 21:58:58 | More by TMoney2591
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Alabama

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Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

09-15-2012 18:06:23 | More by bsuedekum
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-30-2012 15:11:12 | More by wakajawaka76
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2012 20:12:45 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, honey, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey and citrus up front. Then some breadiness comes in from the lager yeast and a thin malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent lighter representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 01:03:06 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-05-2012 08:09:22 | More by zjbordeau
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-04-2012 03:26:56 | More by tourdot
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles quickly and leaves light lace.

S - light malt with some musty hops and a hint of honey.

T - rich, bready malt with some honey and herbal hops. Finishes with bread, toffee, and mild bitterness.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - not bad, some malt character with enough hops to balance. Good for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 06:38:55 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Single finger head with trace lacing. Head doesnt last long. Body is hazy golden with amber hues. Bread and sweet caramel, standard aroma. Mostly caramel malt in the flavor. Very light hop and burnt toast flavor. Medium body and light to moderate carbonation. Overall a little bland. Smooth and drinkable. Less hoppy than I like my ocktoberfest beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 06:37:29 | More by kylehay2004
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Nofear048

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-19-2011 00:25:36 | More by Nofear048
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Ejayz

Iowa

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-02-2011 02:58:29 | More by Ejayz
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

found this one in the back of the fridge but still pretty decent so will go ahead and review it and and maybe update it next summer when it rolls out again

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-nice ochre color with about a finger of head that faded rather quickly, but settled to a nice ring that stuck around

S-some faint carmel malt and a little grain type smell

T-decent taste may have lost a little hops in the last couple months but has some nice carmel malts but I still have some grain so maybe you could say it has a carmel corn taste followed with a little spiced hop at the end

M-fairly light bodied but carbonation is good

O-good easy drinking beer worth a try again when it comes out again next summer

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 01:22:14 | More by tvv375ia
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Piccadilly in Champaign, IL.

Poured into a standard US pint glass.

Pours an impressive, very dense, 2cm head of small bubbles. This recedes in a few minutes, leaving a ton of lacing and a 0.5cm membrane atop the beer. Body is a light, transparent orange-copper color with visible, active carbonation.

Aroma is primarily of lightly toasted malt and some faint, generic sweetness.

Taste opens with flowery, somewhat herbal hops and fades to a gentle, light maltiness with a spicy hop finish. Toasted flavors are abundant, alongside malt characters, sugars, and some hops.

Medium to medium-light bodied, not watery, gentle carbonation that makes the beer foam up a bit on the palate. Finish is dry.

This is a sort of cross between an oktoberfest and wiesen stye, or so it would seem. I find this a good late-summer lager. A welcome precursor to the Oktoberfests that would surface a few weeks after this one's release.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 22:48:23 | More by falloutsnow
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Slyjoker87

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber / light amber with a great amount of head and nice lacing.

S - Spicy and grassy hops with a light carmel scent

T - Spicy grassy hops, bread malt, and perhaps a mild hint of nuttiness and caramel

M - Smooth and moderate in carbonation

O - Good flavor that is easily drinkable and light enough not to be overly demanding

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 00:35:05 | More by Slyjoker87
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap paired with a Cajun Chicken salad, poured from a pitcher into a standard pint glass.

A=Nice amber, a tad lighter than other Märzens; head was about 1/2" but left quickly.

S=Nice mix of hops and barley.

T=Very nice; a bit lighter than other Märzens, but perfect robust taste for summer.

M=Perfect...lighter for summer; very drinkable and more of a session beer than other Märzens.

O=Will be added to my rotation as a summer beer; probably earlier in the summer, so I don't have this back to back with Oktoberfests that come out in August. If you don't like summer wheat beers, this is a great alternative.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2011 14:09:57 | More by dhannes
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my Cheers mug.

A) A pretty clean looking light amber. There was really no head, maybe a quarter inch. The head dissipated quickly, no lacing.

S) Mostly malt, some bread, light hops, kind of a light leafy smell.

T) Again, toasty malt, bread, a bit of sweetness and earthy tones. A very pleasant finish and aftertaste.

M) Toss up here, not light, not medium. It's a lighter medium bodied beer that is pretty crisp, not much bite. Pretty easy drinking.

O) There is nothing I really dislike here, however ther is also nothing that really stands out. It's a decent beer, and it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 01:10:42 | More by RoamingGnome
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - Light amber. Clear and bubbly. Short white, fizzy, quickly dissipating head.

Smell - Mild to moderate lightly toasted malt.

Taste - Mild toasted malt with a hint of mild spiciness. Dry finish. Slightly watery.

Mouthfeel - Medium and smooth.

Overall - Not quite the hint of Oktoberfest I was hoping for. Inoffensive, but not real distinctive.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 03:58:36 | More by scaliasux
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Fest (Summer Fest) from Capital Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.