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Autumnal Fire - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 69
Gots: 18 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Imstillthegman, Oct 28, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear amber orange in color with a medium tan head. Solvent alcohol and brown sugar in the aroma. After that is some sweet toffee flavor. A hint of bitterness in the finish. Rich mouth feel. Velvety smooth carbonation. Overall an excellent dopplebock.

tronester, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

beersvh23, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Danmullens1, Oct 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Kstep, Oct 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

dbaraniak, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

majorbase2, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

piconaut, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

bcsbeer, Sep 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

1FatJ, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

OldTime, Aug 26, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

rajendra82, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

smogfood, Jul 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Wamba, Jul 13, 2013
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olafphysics, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jdkitchi, Jul 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

mrfrancis, Jul 01, 2013
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superfriend, Jun 11, 2013
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Rosquin, Jun 01, 2013
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NJB145, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

williamjbauer, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

drgonzo2k2, May 18, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

YoDude, May 18, 2013
Autumnal Fire from Capital Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.