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Wild Rice - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Winter on 05-02-2002)
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Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at echo tap and grill on west main in madison (note to self, do not return to this place)

served entirely too cold, hurt my freaking mouth

appearance: a clear gold/orange appearance, lacing white head

smell: powerful grassy/hay aroma, faint fruit smells (apple, pear), and of course rice. I had to let this thing defrost for a second to get some better aromas

taste: rice taste comes up front, kind of a spice kick to it that I was not expecting.

mouthfeel: crisp, medium/light feel

drinkability: definately a session

something just didnt click for me with this thing...probably just not my bag

dirtylou, Aug 09, 2005
Photo of Bighuge
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden. Thin cap of white foam. Retention is aveage and lace is moderate. Nice herbal nose. Backdrop of pils like maltiness. Nice lager properties first and foremost on the buds. Smooth bready malt tones with a little cracker to boot. Wild rice seems to add a little zip to the flavor. A nutty and earthy zippiness. Hops are present with a noteable bitterness. Yet this is very quenching and drinkable. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated, this beer goes down smooth. Not surprising coming from this brewery.

I don't often get a chance to review a new Capital brew so I must thank cokes for this opportunity.

Bighuge, Aug 05, 2005
Photo of battlekow
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear dark gold, with a smooth, creamy, white head. Smells sweet and bready, almost like cake. Definitely smells a little like wild rice, especially as it warms. Taste is sweet and malty. I assume that this is a lager with some rice added, but the beer isn't listed on the brewer's website. It sure tastes just like an all-malt lager. I don't get the spice that other people mention. Mouthfeel is excellent, very smooth and full. This would be a really great beer to drink on a hot summer day, maybe the best one I've come across. It reminds me of cake icing, just a little too sweet to consume in large amounts.

battlekow, Jul 27, 2005
Photo of tavernjef
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light to medium gold color with a suspended brightness to it. Stark white puffy froth reaches about a half inch before quickly settling down to a good skim and collar. Lacing coats the glass in drifts of shelvingly layered small sheets.

Measurable bready aroma of pale wild rice and dry grassy starches.

Wonderful taster with a well-disposed length to its character. Lightly bready, mostly on the back end, crisp and entirely lager-like in the front and middle with a general lightened sweetness of bread grains and white toast. Receptively sweet with malt bringing a slight fruity balance of apple/pear/banana. Tiny flavorings of wild rice make a jump, then turns right into a big grassy spice very late in the finish and holds there for a brisk stay on the palate. Love the longevity of its flavors. It just won't let go.

Feel is favorably carbonated and clean with a brief crispness and well balanced natural malt profile bringing the body to a solid medium perfection. Creamy but crispifingly satisfying all around.

Appeasingly drinkable; perpetually downable, and very likable. A exemplary nice beer from Capital. Hope this becomes more widely available.

Thanks to jeffboo for the WI hook-up!

tavernjef, Jun 15, 2005
Photo of Skidz
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out pale gold and sits golden amber in the glass with a decent soapy white head, fades slowly to a thin skim with some decent lacings.

Smells of sweet honeydew, canned pears, light cloves and dry grassy aroma. Specks of vegetal presence, but very faint.

Tastes lightly sweet up front with bits of light melon fruits and boiled peaches. Hop bitterness increases, bringing forth a mildly spicy, peppery flavor with bits of allspice. Mild tartness of appleskins and apricot, some toasted caramel notes here and there. Fades off into a grassy field of wild flowers and grapeseed.

Crisp, moderated carbonated and medium-light in body. Glides smoothly and securely around, fresh and refreshing.

Not all too sure about this, a very solid spiced beer with no harsh edges, it's got that going for it, if anything. ....I've got nothing else...

Skidz, Jun 02, 2005
Photo of cokes
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Back is the fold after a couple years' hiatus.

Pours clear, clean gold with a brief white foam.
Scented of candied apples, juicy pears, dry prairie, and honeysuckle.
Begins with a caramel-glazed sweet apple fruitiness, towing with it pear and apricot. Flickers of nuttiness prelude caramelized ginger and a return, of sorts, to sweetened applesauce. The hops are both grassy soft and stalky sharp, juxtaposing lavender and fescue grass. Squeals of apples still exist upon the swallow.
Medium in build, inching possibly larger. The carbonation is light but persistent.
Akin to a juiced hellesbock....which is, more or less, what it is. This was a favorite of mine, and I'm ever so glad to have it back.
Delicious and basically peerless.

cokes, May 19, 2005
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Wild Rice from Capital Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.