Oktoberfest - Capital Brewery
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3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Now we're getting somewhere. Part of the Capital "Summer Sampler", this is a really good seasonal. Dark amber with decent lace. Nice honey and nutty aroma. Tastes kind of like a Marzen with a malt flavor and light caramel finish. I will look for this one next summer.
10-30-2002 15:10:43 | More by Dogbrick
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
Here it is in August and the Oktoberfest has already hit the shelves, along with four others that were on the same shelf. Out the those, this was the only one I haven't had. A little early if ya ask me, but oh well, here we go - Clear ambery-brownish color with a small off-white foamy head that fades, little spots of lace. Smell is a roasty sweet malt with a touch of herbal like hops and earthyness coming through. Taste is subdued roasted malts with some sweetness and slight tang coming through mostly, a touch of herbal qualities show up near the finish along with a balancing sweetness. Feel is a bit lighter then expected, even while drinking it in 85 degree heat, it is however, very smooth and easy for good drinkin'.
08-16-2003 18:15:15 | More by tavernjef
3.3/5 rDev -9.1%
Got this one as an extra from eyncognito in a recent trade. Thanks, Ian!
The pour is an attractive amber with a dense off-white head with excellent retention. The clarity is great, and plenty of carbonation is visible
The nose is rich and malty, with a bready, doughy character with a fruity component that's raisin-like. A little plum is also noticeable. Earthy hops, with a dusty smell are also noticeable. Solid.
The palate opens with plenty of sweetness, more than I care for. Bready and sweet with sugar, brown sugar and fruit character (plums and raisins). The finish is a semi-dry, with a mild bitterness . Hop character is a bit lower than it need be, and the malt sweetness is overdone. Medium in body with high carbonation and a sweetish finish that's not the best. While I have no problems drinking this, I hoped for more from this brewery.
09-27-2009 18:33:51 | More by DefenCorps
3/5 rDev -17.4%
9/3/02-Orange color with a little white lace..pretty clear and clean looking..excellent toasty nose....medium-to-fuller bodied for an Octoberfest...nice malt sweetness...toasted malt flavored....with just a slight hint of hops to balance the sweetness....A very nice Octoberfest...well done beer by an excellent brewery..
re-rate 10/26/02..dropped some scores slightly..bodies feels thinner than I first thought...also some alcohol on the nose in spots....tasty, and very good but not as good as my early scores..
re-rate 9/10/04..not one of my favorite Capital brews...not that it is bad or anything but it seems to fall short of the other O-fests I've had this year (Summit, Sprecher, and SA to some extent)...tastes almost like an ale...a cloudy look....nice malty flavor but almost a bit thin in comparison to the others...worth a 6-pack a year but that's it.
re-rate 9/6/05-Same cloudy appearance..almost a sour candy apple type finish...one of their worst products and one of the worst o-fests I've had...average is being kind
09-03-2002 22:06:16 | More by ZAP
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
Amber colored, leaning towards orange. Crystal clear with steady moderate carbonation. Thin white head recedes to virtually nothing.
Toasty and sweet malt aromas. Hops are noticed, but just faintly.
Toasted malts make themselves known off the bat, then begin to mingle with sweet, fruity malt tones. Good amount of toffee. A swift kick of spicy hops pollishes this one off.
A firm medium bodied brew. Gets a little sticky and syrupy at times, but generally full and crisp.
A pretty solid Oktoberfest all around.
09-06-2002 11:11:46 | More by cokes
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours a golden copper with a thick, light-khaki head.
Smells of sweet cookie dough, caramel, spicy hops. Not overly aromatic.
Taste starts off with sweet bread and caramel malts. Light nutty toastiness follows through the palate and then the spicy hops come in. Finish is mildly bitter with lingering doughy sweetness. Medium-bodied, coats mouth nicely. One of the better Oktoberfests Ive had this fall (but I like Autumnal Fire heaps more).
10-27-2004 17:52:41 | More by alexgash
3.23/5 rDev -11%
Clear amber pour into my freebie Sammy glass - capped with a nice ivory head. Not much in the way of lacing.
Spicy raw cut of hops and resinous vine in the aroma, quaff is a bit on the thin side without a major flavor player and the body also is a bit weak. Seems to be a decent octo brew, just in need of a stronger hop finish. Good for a couple to try, but I'll stick with the local Missouri Octos in the future.
09-24-2008 00:17:09 | More by Vancer
3.25/5 rDev -10.5%
Pours a clear golden color with one inch of head that had good retention. No lacing is left on the glass.
Subdued aromas of caramel malt. I do not detect any hops.
Mild flavor. The brewer was not very adventurous with this offering. Caramel malt but it is not overly sweet.
Light body with low carbonation but the overall feeling is lacking. Somewhat watery.
Easy enough drinking but overall a boring example of an Oktoberfest.
09-20-2008 22:11:26 | More by morimech
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
A: Clear, reddish brown in color. Pours with a respectably large yellowish head that has a decent retention, but no lacing.
S: Sweet caramel malts. Roasted malts. A faint bit of grassy hops.
T & M: Much the like the aroma, a good bit of caramel and roasted malts. A bit of nuttiness. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.
D: Pretty much a standard Oktoberfest. Nothing spectacular, but a decent drinking beer. If you like the style, you'll like this beer.
09-20-2010 01:58:42 | More by Florida9
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
12 oz bottle. This one is deep copper in color with a light island of head and a full ring around the top. Clarity is fantastic and there are just a small number of bubbles in the beer. This is a solid looker. The aroma is toasty with a dough sweetness that is accented with honey sweetness. I could use a little less of the sweetnes and more boldness in the toasted and dough character. The first sip brings mild toast with some caramel sweetness. This fades to a very mild spicy hop finish that just hints at bitter on the side of my tongue. The brew is moderate with a moderate carbonation. It has good body and more carbonation than I expected from the weak head off the pour. Overall impressions of this one are positive. This is a brew I could easily sit and consume all night. Very solid.
10-27-2007 21:40:32 | More by kmpitz2
4/5 rDev +10.2%
Clear bright orange color, good creamy head of 1/4 inch. Toasty aroma, a little brown sugar. Nice match for style, nice dominant caramel malt flavor with a hoppy clove bite peppered in. Good elements of toast. A little better mouthfeel than some. Very drinkable, open a couple and pour 'em in a big ass stein and quaff in honor of the harvest. A good kick off for Fest season for me (I'm not counting the bomber of Lagunitas)...
08-28-2002 08:03:41 | More by ADR
4.33/5 rDev +19.3%
Appearance: Dark red-orange body, creamy head that fades into a thin off-white film.
Smell: Malt, slightly grassy, very toasty.
Taste: The malt is biscuity and a little sweet. The hops are very apparent, and definitely don't sit in the background, it's a hoppier Oktoberfest than my last two. The only problem is a slightly gamey, smoked meat flavor that I am not a fan of, but it is only a hint of that flavor.
Drinkability: A very enjoyable Oktoberfest, one of the better examples.
10-22-2006 17:06:13 | More by TastyTaste
4.25/5 rDev +17.1%
a bunch of marzen's came out this week - and i thought i would pick up some capital since i drank a year old bottle a month back
pours clear bright golden copper lots of life with a big pillowy 2 finger head that left lacing all down the glass
smells of toasted caramel malts somewhat nutty then some hops
taste is great - rich toasted malts with just enough sweetness but plenty of earthy hops to give it that bitter finish - would have given it a 5 but i could taste too much alcohol for a 5.5 beer
mouthfeel is lively well carbonated to give it a nice crisp finish for a medium body beer
drinkability is good - great taste/mouthfeel make it a great fall/football beer
glad i rereviewed this beer since it taste so much better fresh
08-16-2009 01:07:34 | More by jsh420
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
A-Pours a clear amber gold with a thin white head and some lacing. A bit pale for the style.
S-A light biscuit malt nose with an interesting tang behind.
T-A nice sweet malt in the front with a light sourness in the finish. A nice bit of graininess as well. Tasty.
M-Light and crisp with moderate carbonation.
D-Tasty and sessionable, this is a nice drinkable beer.
10-31-2008 00:12:05 | More by sholland119
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
The final Oktoberfest I will down this season.
Pours the classic amber color.
Smell is a bit sweeter than most but hops are also present.
Taste has a nice hoppiness to it, along with nutty, sweet malts.
Overall it is another solid Oktoberfest Beer, somewhere in the middle of the pack.
10-10-2009 15:33:08 | More by crossovert
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
pours a clear copper color with a quick dissipating head a beige collar and lacing ..smell is malts grain spices and hops a little caramel and some roasted flavors ..taste is much the same its malts both sweet and roasted with some hops some spice in there...mouth feel is lighter then most OF but it had flavor..not the best OF but it held its own it was drinkable but alas forgettable also with lots of OF to choose from ..try it though
09-12-2010 21:39:09 | More by gatornation
Oktoberfest from Capital Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.