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Autumnal Fire - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

491 Ratings
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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 69
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

10-11-2013 01:38:21 | More by majorbase2
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piconaut

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

10-02-2013 03:22:27 | More by piconaut
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

09-23-2013 11:53:17 | More by bcsbeer
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1FatJ

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-11-2013 23:11:39 | More by 1FatJ
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-26-2013 00:49:33 | More by OldTime
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%

Beautiful, auburn colored body was clear, and the beer displayed little carbonation, and formed no head. The smell was a mixture of sour dark skinned fruits, caramel, cocoa and coffee. The taste was very fruity, brimming with flavors of cherries, and fig, as well as showing off some vanilla, toffee, and just a hint of chocolate. The body was thicker than medium dense, with sticky initial feel, and a dry finish. I believe this is the first beer from this brewery I've sampled. It probably won't be the last, based on the quality of this one.

08-25-2013 04:22:53 | More by rajendra82
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

08-01-2013 02:24:21 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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smogfood

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-19-2013 14:06:50 | More by smogfood
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Wamba

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

07-13-2013 22:23:21 | More by Wamba
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-10-2013 22:32:33 | More by olafphysics
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jzlyo

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2%

07-05-2013 00:32:05 | More by jzlyo
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

07-02-2013 03:24:58 | More by jdkitchi
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

07-01-2013 19:32:28 | More by mrfrancis
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superfriend

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-11-2013 22:28:10 | More by superfriend
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Rosquin

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2013 16:02:32 | More by Rosquin
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NJB145

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-27-2013 20:44:00 | More by NJB145
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

05-22-2013 12:41:51 | More by williamjbauer
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -2%

05-18-2013 15:16:29 | More by drgonzo2k2
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YoDude

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

Capital Autumnal Fire, aged 3 years 7 months in my beer cellar, 7.8% ABV

Appearance: Poured ruby brown with a very little head and lacing.

Smell: Toasted malt and caramel notes, no pronounced hop presence, no obvious off flavors.

Taste: Dried fruit and cognac sweetness. A molasses finish lingers. There is also a slight aftertaste of old leather, but not unpleasant.

Mouth feel: Medium body and low carbonation, coating the back of the tongue and upper palette with black licorice. Also a nice warming alcohol finish.
Overall: Capital was the first American craft breweries to combine the Oktoberfest and Doppelbock styles into one amazingly drinkable strong beer. The cellar aging has brought forward the more bitter flavors to balance with strong sweetness of the young beer. This is a great cognac-like after diner beverage to enjoy by an open fire with a maduro leaf cigar.

Serving type: A 12oz bottle and poured into a Capital Brewery Snifter.

05-18-2013 05:17:59 | More by YoDude
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Hoolie5

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

05-16-2013 16:51:39 | More by Hoolie5
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

Thanks to Ri0 for sending this bottle.

A - Pours a dark amber color with a nice frothy head and moderate carbonation.

S - Candy caramel/toffee malt aroma is first and forward followed by plums, figs, and roasted honey malt.

T - Follows the nose with a generous portion of roasted German caramel/toffee malt, honey, dark fruits (plums, figs), some cherry, and a little bit of alcohol.

M - Thick body, bready and chewy, and sticky.

O - This isn't a style I would normally reach for but it is quite good and worth a try if you like the German style beers.

04-15-2013 01:10:01 | More by jzeilinger
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-04-2013 17:15:43 | More by SourAddict
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gio540

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-03-2013 04:40:46 | More by gio540
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-30-2013 00:51:55 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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harpus

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2%

03-27-2013 20:25:39 | More by harpus
Autumnal Fire from Capital Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.