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Winter Skål - Capital Brewery

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Winter SkålWinter Skål

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254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-syle glass. It pours a slightly hazy light amber color with two fingers of head that have good retention. Nice lacing too. The smell has a pilsener malty aroma to it, with a decent amount of hops. Nice and full for a lager. The taste is also malty at first, with a good caramel flavor. There's a little bit of biscuit malt as well. The finish is nice and hoppy. It's very well balanced. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, yet smooth. The drinkability is very nice. A big thanks to Kev for this solid brew.

SheepNutz, Apr 26, 2005
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

I picked up a bottle of this while in Green Bay last December (with a nod to BigHuge for the tip)....
Poured crystal clear, medium golden in color, with some intermittent carbonation rising within. Head initially about 1/2", but fades quickly to a fine layer, and is off-white hued. Has a very bready malt nose, with suggestions of hop spice lurking in the rear. Could be more pronounced, though. Body is nicely medium, with good smoothness and a touch of chewiness. Flavor, too, is bready and toasty. Nice, subtle sweetness coats the tongue, and hops are spicy, and a bit biting in nature. This a tasty, solid offering, and I wish I had 3 bottles to fill a Maß-krug with!

Zum Wohl!

overall: 3.95
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5


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3.98/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours a nice golden amber color with a nice foamy head that lasts for about 2 minutes and shrinks to a thin film, with the first pour lacing lasting but none down the glass. Don't get much from the smell, but I do get a hop and slightly peppery presense and a good pilsner malt aroma. Taste-wise, a good hop presense with bready malt and some carmelization, mildly fruity and a hint of pepper. Mouthfeel is good, and it feels like a good deal of alcohol, enough to feel like a winter warmer. Another good session beer from Capital.

objectivemonkey, Dec 28, 2005
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3.98/5  rDev +8.2%

Spending a few days in the TN mountains with some friends, and one of them brought a sixer of this. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark amber with a thick 2-finger beige head. Light lace left behind. Nose is bready with light yeast, sugar. Faint floral hops noted as well.

Good crisp mouth, that mellows to a moderate fullness. Toasted caramel, toast, light juicy hops. Finish is bready and full. This is a pretty good lager here. Not one of my favorite styles, but a good representation. I'm continually impressed with Capital. Keep it up.

Onenote81, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of SMark
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured into an Imperial pint glass from a 12 ounce brown bottle at 49º, this beer started out with 2 fingers of white foamy head. Lacing stayed pretty well as the foam subsided. I did not see any date information on the bottle. The beer poured a crystal clear amber with minimal bubbles.

There was a nice hint of malt aroma with hops lingering in the background. A burnt sugar or toffee bouquet seemed to rise from the glass.

Slightly sweet with malt dominating the hops to start and then a slightly bitter taste evolves. Good combination of ingredients as they meld quite nicely.

This beer lasts quite well and invites additional sips. There is a little more here than a medium bodied beverage but I would hesitate to call it full bodied. Very acceptable.

Well thought out and put together. Invites you to drink more than one.

SMark, Nov 30, 2007
Winter Skål from Capital Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.