Supper Club
Capital Brewery

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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #424
ABV:
5%
Score:
75
Ranked #48,634
Avg:
3.25 | pDev: 17.23%
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
358
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Capital Brewery
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  54
SCORE
75
Okay
Supper ClubSupper Club
Notes: Classic Wisconsin lager, sporting an American malt profile. Moderate mouth feel, mild bittering and superb drinkability.
Reviews: 94 | Ratings: 358 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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HopHippie from Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: Clear bright yellow with a white head. Pretty standard.
S: Floral hops, sour malt, sourdough smell.
T: Nice balance of bitterness and pale malts. Taste definitely feels watered down a tad even for a lager.
F: Very refreshing, nice carbonation, light body.
O: It is a nice refreshing lager and is pretty good for cooling down at the end of the day. However it lacks a lot of flavor and body, could have told me this was a sparkling water with beer flavor. It's not bad but compared to other Wisconsin lagers like two women; it falls through.

Jul 15, 2020
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LukeGude from Iowa

3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Total Wine in WI. Enjoyed at Hoovers’ apt. Agree on summer quencher or accompanying cookout. Works as 2nd/3rd beer in winter. Not stellar

Dec 08, 2019
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ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale yellow, mimimal head is gone im a flash, no lacing.
Aroma is grainy, a hint of floral hops.
Taste is similar.
Thin and watery.
Sure beats the mormal AAL's.

May 30, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Neck of bottle is stamped '2217SP 17:03'.
Very clear, pale straw colored body. Islands of white head. Any lacing slides back into glass.
Pale malts on nose, floral hops.
Taste follows aroma, with pale malts and floral hops. Kind of sweet, minimal bitterness.
Appropriate light to medium mouth feel.
Very smooth tasting with balance throughout. Very much recommended as a summer quencher or for accompanying a supper club fish boil.

Jan 11, 2018
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.44/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I brought some of this to a family party and it went over well. I had one left so I thought I would do a review.

12 oz can poured into a pint glass, the beer a medium gold with a bit of an off-white head.

The aroma is of grains and bit of something floral. It really just smells like a better version of a macro.

The beer is slightly sweet and has some graininess to it. There is a bit of mild hop bite and that floral taste from the smell is in the finish. It is like a slightly amped up PBR without the corn notes.

The mouth is medium with some zippy carbonation.

This would be a very easy beer to pair with a Wisconsin fish fry and potato salad.

I wonder if Capital created this one to compete with Spotted Cow.

Jul 19, 2017
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tdp312 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried at restaurant in Chicago, impressed by this one, reminded of my favorite German Lagers (Spaten etc.), very tasty. Deep, rich color, solid flavor and mouthfeel.

Jun 26, 2017
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crazy that I used to live in Wisconsin, but never came across this beer until they brought it to Nevada for a beerfest.

Anyways, yellow beer, looks like the micro version of a macro. 1/3" white head, dissipates quick, not good in the retention or lace department. Aroma was mild grains.

Taste, super bland, as the label says, its not bad. This is when you don't want to venture into flavor territory. Blase. Would not bang again.

May 11, 2016
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BeernOnThe4thOfJuly from Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nose is sweet and fruity when cold. Gets more yeasty with warmth. Flavor is also sweet with apple qualities. Beer almost reminds me of a hard cider. Very good. Lots of carbonation.

Apr 26, 2016
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Wer34truh from Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden color, with little visible carbonation. Quite a large head which retains well.

Smells predominately of malt, with quite a degree of sweet undertones.

Taste is not dissimilar to the smell. However, the taste also features some metallic and floral notes. Not necessarily in a positive manner. Mouthfeel is light, with little carbonation. Which suits me well.

Mar 28, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

the label on this thing says "not bad", but even that may be a stretch with this one. its pretty darn average across the board, but its not trying to be anything more than it is. a sort of craft yellow beer, adjuncty and a little sweet, almost totally still (which is my only real considerable gripe with it), and perhaps heavier in body than really favors the style. my first from these guys, i jumped in with a good amount of anticipation, which was quickly stifled by the cloudiness and general lack of life to it, no head or bubbles at all. smell and tastes like a sweet lager, i get the yeast flavor, but a corn thing too. there are no off flavors, metallics, or anything of that nature, it just doesnt taste very good. i can see it ice cold from the bottle in the parking lot at a packer game or some other cold weather wisconsin activity, but beyond that context, its of little use. still, an interesting beery to try, i always enjoy drinking beer from a brewery i have never heard of before. their other beer seems like it holds more promise...

Dec 29, 2015
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Tone from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of hop, and slight sugar. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of hop, hint of yeast, and slight sugar. Overall, weak appearance, but decent aroma, body, and blend.

Dec 13, 2015
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ChicagoJ from Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

3/20/15 (Bottle) - Light golden pour, nice pillow head, mild carbonation. Not much aroma. Mild malt taste and feel. Overall below average offering by Capital.

Mar 21, 2015
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pat61 from Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Slight off aroma on the nose – not quite sure what it is. Pours brilliant pale gold with a ½” pale white head. The palate is a slight caramel, faint honey, a touch of tanginess. Medium light body and medium carbonation. A somewhat insipid session beer.

Mar 18, 2015
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PTRAINOR from Illinois

3.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A simple tasty lager. About what you would expect from a lager named supper club. The "not bad" motto, as others have said, is apt. I will say that I disagree with the reviews that state that one is better off going with a cheaper domestic. This beer is definitely of a higher quality, although I will agree a bit pricey for such a simple offering.

Feb 20, 2015
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browncty from Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's better than most mass produced domestic. It's a decent craft lager. Craft brewers don't normally make a lager beer, so it's nice to try it. Not bad and would recommend to someone to try. In my opinion I believe this beer to have a wider appeal to regular beer drinker unless they live and die by light beer. If you get a chance to purchase it pickup a 6 pack it also comes in 12 pack of 12oz cans.

Jul 27, 2014
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Sirwootalot from Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 14oz Sam Adams glass.

I bought this beer blind in a make-your-own-six-pack deal, with no idea of even the style. Upon opening the bottle, the pleasant aroma hit me right away - straw, a bit of metallicity, and a surprising amount of light malt. Upon pouring, I noticed that it has a wonderful golden color but is easily the most transparent beer I have ever seen - Sprite is more opaque. Still, it has a nice roughly 1" head to it, and plenty of carbonation. This is what Bud Light wishes it looked like.

The taste isn't terribly complex, but it's just the right level of strength for what it does - quite lemony, with just enough body to not be off and a just-malty-enough finish. The hop bite is more of a playful nip, and the focus is on the smooth drinkability moreso than anything remotely approaching complexity. Sadly, the mouthfeel and aftertaste are a bit of a letdown, ending up feeling and tasting starchy.

Overall, if I lived in the area this stuff comes from, this would be the beer I'd want to bring with me in a cooler to go out camping or fishing rather than to drink at home or try and pair with anything. It's like baby bear's porridge: not too much of anything, not too little, it's juuust right... But in the end it's still just porridge.

Jan 25, 2014
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BryanCarey from Texas

3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden/straw in color with a mostly clear body, Supper Club offers a nose of pale malt, honey, corn, and a touch of sweetness. The white head of foam is slight and doesn’t last long, but it does leave a thin coating on top of your glass as you drink.

Moving on to the taste, this beer offers the flavor of sweet grains, lightly spiced hops, biscuits, and yeast. I could even taste some light tropical fruits and apple in the background. There is a perfumey nature to the taste that isn’t necessarily bad, but not all that positive, either.

This beer is a decent representation of a style of beer I don’t normally care for. It is better than most other lagers on the market, but doesn’t approach the artisan level of some of the better craft- brewed lagers. It’s okay overall, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to sample.

Jan 19, 2014
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours bright golden with a thin head that soon becomes wispy. Not much lacing sticks.

The smell is of some grain, a touch of sulfur and a hint of dough. Smells in-betweena clean macro-lager and a typical Euro Pale Lager.

The taste is of sweet grain, buttered cooked veggies and not much else until a touch of drying hop bitterness balances it in the finish.

It borders being on the fizzy side, but it is crisp.

The brewery's "Lake House" was better, IMO. As it states on the label "not bad" (but not particularly very good either.) It is easy enough to drink a few, though.

Nov 22, 2013
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garymuchow from Minnesota

4.07/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the concept and label. I remember those days, although I lived across the border to the west, there are many similarities.
Very attractive with a very classic look. Perfect in a pils glass.
Soft spicy hopping. Sweet and semi-sweet malt. Again familiar.
Reasonably complex. Some nice drying on the finish, which is also where the corn character is most distinguishable (from corn grits - does that make this "all-malt" as noted in this category?) at first, although as it warms it flows throughout. Nice pale malt flavors too. Soft bittering, just enough to cut the sweetness some.
Full and ample carbonation, prickly, again right on for style. Thicker than many. I kinda' like it.
A classic beer in many forms and really quite enjoyable. A little pricey for style ($9.99/6-pack), will keep me from being a regular purchaser, but I give it all the credit for what it is and doing a very good job at capturing the aura of an era.

Jul 28, 2013
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falloutsnow from Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: US pint glass

Capital's Supper Club is a fairly refreshing, if unoriginal, light American lager. Clean pale malts, hints of corn, and mild noble hops are the major flavors. Not unappetizing, but not something I see myself seeking out to drink again.

Pours a 2cm tall, clean white head. Retention is average for the style, lasting about a minute, and the head leaves little lacing with its descent. Body is a transparent golden yellow with slight orange tint, light bringing out bright yellow highlights and illuminating plenty of small, streaming carbonation.

Aroma is of light grain, corn, and slight iron. Fairly bland, though this seems like average for the style.

Overall, the beer tastes like sweet pale malts, some cooked corn, mild noble hops and hop bitterness, particularly in mid-palate and aftertaste. Specifically, tasting opens with sweetness: a hint of apple juice and light pale malt sugars. Mid-palate of continuing malt sweetness and some noble hop flavor and bitterness. Closes out with continued malt sweetness and modest, lingering bitterness.

Beer is light in body, somewhat watery, with carbonation of medium intensity that foams this up on the palate somewhat, creating a mouthfeel that is at first mildly fizzy and then foamy and watery around the edges. Does not close very dry, minor stickiness lingering across the palate after a sip.

Jan 13, 2013
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andrenaline from Canada (ON)

3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another treat from my surprise Christmas mixer pack...

A - Pours a clear pale golden colour, finger of head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Scent is dominated by bready malts, sweet corn and hints of grassy hop notes on the finish.

T - Sweet corn and apple juice off the top, heavy bready malts, a buttery caramel flavour and a touch of grassy hops.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Nothing fancy here. Reminiscent of any run of the mill macro lager with a tad more on the flavour profile. I suspect that's what they were aiming for on this brew, but it's not a brew to write home about. Nothing fancy, but certainly not terrible. An easy drinking brew that pairs well with any meal, and could easily be a session brew on a night of heavy drinking.

Dec 28, 2012
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ChimRichels from Wisconsin

2.42/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I am greeted with a label that says "Capital Supper Club - A Wisconsin state of mind" paying homage to the dying prevalence of the small town Wisconsin Supper club. It brings back some nostalgia having grown up in rural Wisconsin. Off to the side it offers the description of "Not Bad", and nothing else.

A - pours like a high life, a thin white film resides over the painfully transparent body, a shade dark of straw yellow.

S - Smells of some basic grains, it is nice to see a lager of this kind without the overbearing slap in the face of corn. Smells really sweet.

T - Sweet in a weird way, a lot like a malt liquor. Sweetness is a kind of astringent fruitiness almost like a cheap white wine.

M - Tart and thin, about what you'd expect.

O - The label says it all

Dec 26, 2012
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BierStein711 from Illinois

2.35/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was not fun.

Bottle poured into pilsner glass.

Results were not too good.

One finger fast reducing head

Over carbonated

Awful wet grain taste, there was nothing else there for me.

Mouthfeel: harsh!

Smells: grain

Overall, this is not a complex beer. Furthermore, I have never really found a pale lager that I truly liked. I do not think I would seek this beer out. Quite frankly, I think I may avoid this style in general from now on.

Dec 01, 2012
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williamjbauer from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass

A - golden amber with a generous 2 finger froathy white head with good retention and good lacing

S - Wheat, meat, bready yeast.

T - Pretty sweet malty notes, nice bready almost meaty biscuit flavor.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation

O - It has been said before "not bad"

Sep 18, 2012
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augustgarage from California

3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"0302" stamped on the bottom; poured from a 12oz can into my Harriet pils glass.

Clear pale golden amber with a soft milky white head. Soapy lacing, average retention.

Sweet faintly grainy aroma with a hint of grass.

Sweet grainy palate entry with hints of corn (despite this not being brewed with adjunct) and hay. Low bitterness. Relatively crisp, yet still sweet finish.

Light bodied, well carbonated, and nicely lagered.

Not bad for the style, but a bit too sweet and dull. Their motto is apt: "Not Bad."

Jun 09, 2012
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Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 358 ratings