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Winter Skål - Capital Brewery

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Winter SkålWinter Skål

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BA SCORE
83
good

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002)
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Reviews by lurpy1:
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lurpy1

Minnesota

2.6/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This bottle had been languishing in the back of my fridge, forgotten in the land of misfit beers. Out you come my child! This is your chance to shine.

Frankly, it's pretty hard to impress me with an amber lager. The pour is, however, a beautiful clear amber, with just the right amount of head. From there, though, the beer begins to live down to my expectations. Aromatically, a little grain comes through, not much spice, but overall, this is the smell of spilled beer in the basement of some random frat house. Gah. The taste is flat, watery, vaguely saisonish. And y'know, it seems to get worse as we go. The heavy carbonation doesn't help either.

Maybe I left this in the fridge too long. Best I can say is it freed up some space in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:14:02 | More by lurpy1
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12 oz. bottle, with some kind of a coded bottling date on the bottleneck. A new beer to me, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. My first beer from Capital Brewery, and I'm excited to have it. My bottle lists a 5.80% abv.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a hazed brassy orange colored body with just over a finger of fluffy off-white head. Some scattered lacing. Looks alright.

S - Smell is bready, yeasty, dusty, and musty. Clean bready amber malt, some soapiness, some fruitiness, some buttery diacetyl, and a hint of some strange minty spicing. Faintly herbal / grassy spice rack sort of notes in there, also.

T - Taste follows the nose pretty spot on - very bready and malty with mild fruitiness. Caramel / amber malts, some burnt sugars, some indistinct hop / yeast derived fruitiness. Mild herbal spicing, but nothing in particular.

M - Feel is crisp, smooth, and clean. Bready maltiness on the palate with some stickiness. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a fairly unmemorable winter lager from Capital Brewery. Not harsh, foul, or offensive, just very simple, and lacking in any depth or complexity. Would probably go well with a meal, I suppose. Looking forward to trying more from these guys.

Capital Brewery Winter Skål ---3.5/5

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Winter Skål from Capital Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.