Autumnal Fire - Capital Brewery
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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
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
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
Autumnal Fire from Capital Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.