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Autumnal Fire - Capital Brewery

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477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%


Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 01-26-2002)
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Reviews by Josievan:
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Josievan

Iowa

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep orangish brown. The head dissipates rather quickly, but a nice ring of lacing sticks around.

Smell: There's a big caramel aroma coming from this beer. I can tell this is going to be malty!

Taste: And malty it is! There's a slight residual sweetness, but it isn't too pronounced. You can't taste the alcohol, but it does provide a pleasant and subtle warming effect. It's almost like the back of my tongue has been singed, without the pain from getting burned. The beer kind of affects the palate like spicy Mexican food (although it doesn't have the same flavors).

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with enough carbonation to keep the sweet malt flavor in check, yet simultaneously smooth.

Drinkability: I feel like I could drink two or three bottles of this. The alcohol is so well-hidden that this beer could easily sneak up on you.

Notes: I had heard good things about Autumnal Fire, and it certainly lives up to my expectations. It more than holds its own with the classic German doppelbocks. This style, and especially this specific beer, would be a great way to introduce someone to the world of well-crafted malty lagers.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2010 22:59:04 | More by Josievan
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Autumnal Fire from Capital Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.