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Supper Club Lager | Capital Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
capitalbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Fartknocker on 07-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,517
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
349
pDev:
17.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
48
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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.06/5  rDev -5.3%
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...

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of emerge077
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Giving this a second run, thanks to beertooth for the can.

Poured into a small Hamms goblet, there's a half inch of creamy white foam, and a cluster of larger bubbles in the center. Bright gold color, with slow streams of visible carbonation. Settles to a thin ring fairly quickly.

Sweet bready biscuit aroma, better than I remembered before.

Flavor is similarly sweet, vague cracker/biscuit notes, very one dimensional. Feels a little prickly and astringent at first, aftertaste pretty much vanishes. A little papery with apple hints.

It serves it's purpose as a utilitarian lawnmower beer, and I wouldn't turn one down, but why does it cost as much as other craft 6 packs?

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, lager yeast, grain and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a light malt sweetness that is quickly followed by bready flavors of lager yeast and grain. The malt character is thin and the hops presence is very mild but there is a pretty good balance. The after-taste is lightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid lighter beer worth pounding down for a long time.

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Photo of nickfl
3.36/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a perfectly clear, golden body. A vigorous column of bubbles rises from the bottom of the glass and supports the head as it settles slowly and leaves light lace.

S - Light, grainy malt and a bit of apple aroma.

T - Light, smooth malt up front. Some fruity notes of pear in the middle and more sweet malt. Light bitterness and a hint of herbal hop flavor in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not bad, this is a pretty simple beer but it has a nice, thick malt character. Drinkable, but I wouldn't want a whole sixpack of it.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold, with a ½ finger of bright-white colored head. This mostly retains with a thin fizziness but this does still stay fairly frothy and leaves back some decent looking spotty foamy lacing. The aroma smells grainy sweet, with a grassy and spicy hop presence to it. This is maybe showing a little citric fruit here as well but the overall nose is coming off as fairly sweet to me.

The taste is sweet toasted grains, with a tingle of earthy hops and some green citrus flavors. The finish on this is bitter, dry, and spicy, and all around a bit dirty feeling but it doesn't impact the profile a whole lot. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied and fairly crisp feeling at first but then thins out some towards the back. Overall not a bad feel here.

Capital kept it simple with this Pale Lager. Well balanced and clean malt and hop flavors combined with an easy going and crisp drinkibility. I ended up enjoying this bottle much more than I thought I would. I need to pick up a case of cans next time I'm in WI. I would keep this one around for sessionability in the summertime.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like that Capital Brewery has begun CANning some of their beers and I hope they expand their CANned beer repertoire. Viva The CANQuest (TM)!

From the CAN: "Not Bad"; "A Wisconsin State of Mind".

After the Crack and Glug, I was looking at two rocky fingers of bone-white head with "not bad" retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pleasant lager sweetness, nothing wild or amazing, but no adjuncts, either. Mouthfeel was medium with a nice sweetish lager flavor in the mouth. It is enough to make me weep when I think of how many AALs I have drank when this would be the right way to make a lager. Finish was simply lager, unencumbered and tasty. I liked this better than I did initially, on draft at Old CHI and I could see putting some in my cooler. If that constitutes "A Wisconsin State of Mind", I'm there. "Not bad", indeed.

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4.07/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper."

--Francis Bacon

Kruggerand gold with corn silk yellow accents and a modestly sized lid of newspaper hued foam that doesn't even reach two fingers on the initial pour. The suds hang around for a spell, but don't grace the glass with much residue.

The nose is simple, clean and fresh grain-like, with none of the nastiness that is common with most adjunct/pale lagers from lesser breweries. A hint of corny sweetness does not seem out of place and portends good things to come.

Supper Club Lager is damn good beer (for what it is). It's too bad that all APLs don't taste like this. Simple and clean works on the palate as well, which is why this little lager is so damned refreshing... never mind that it's 3 degrees outside with a wind chill of -8.

My guesses on the grain bill include pilsner malt, pale malt and flaked corn for sweetness. The herbal-spicy-grassy hops, which do a wonderful job balancing malt sugars with alpha acids, most likely have German origins. A lighter, drier beer wouldn't have worked as well.

The mouthfeel almost earns the next highest score. No kidding. It's easily medium-full for the style and has close to ideal carbonation that is just peppy enough to keep mouth interest high.

If it's one thing Capital knows, it's lagers. Supper Club Lager is a bona fide hit as far as this BA is concerned. The fact that it's available locally is another reason to be pleased. Love the 50's, retro-style label.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TMoney2591
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

I still don't really get the concept of supper clubs, even after having it explained to me... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by an off-white foam. The nose comprises light biscuit, bread yeast, very light corn, and a touch of powdered sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, though with more bread, more powdered sugar, and a bit of banana. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation and a sorta dusty, sorta creamy feel. Overall, nothing Earth-shattering, but a nice, easy-drinking, simple brew. Not bad.

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Photo of krome
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jwc215
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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