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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Fartknocker on 07-03-2009

BEER STATS
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88
Ratings:
341
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
17.51%
 
 
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Reviews: 88 | Ratings: 341
Photo of BryanCarey
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
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 garymuchow
4.07/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.2/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.27/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of ChimRichels
2.42/5  rDev -28.2%
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

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Photo of BierStein711
2.35/5  rDev -30.3%
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.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
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"

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Photo of augustgarage
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
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."

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Supper Club pours a straw yellow, no head, and alot of carbonation. The smell is offensive, and does have sweet banana like smell mixed in. The taste is mellow, a bit sweet, has some banana and tropical fruit notes. Rather light in flavor, but not too bad. Overall not a horrible beer, kinda interesting, and the most important part, the taste, is not bad.

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Photo of pschul4
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this bottle from my cousin. Thanks Ryan!

A- Pale light lager. Yeah I guess that's what it looks like but I can't say I'm overly excited. Light gold with a head that left before I could make it coffee

S- This smells like an unskunked heineken. So already exceding expectations.

T- Sweetly sour but not like a flanders. Big pale malt presence in the background. Again, exceding expectations

M- A little over carbed but not a death sentance

O- Pretty solid but nothing to write home about. Great rendition of a not so great style

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
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 TCMike
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Produced a 1 finger white head, which dissipated fast. The beer color is a light gold.
The aroma was of biscuits, and barley.
The taste is the same, but with a light dish-water taste. No noticeable hops.
Light mouth-feel, and medium carbonation.
Easy drinking, but it is a mediocre beer at best.

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Photo of beagle75
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one rapidly diminishing finger of white foam that leaves behind a continuous surface residue. Scant lacing remains on the glass and multiple streams of eager bubbles rise in the column.

S: Mild crackery grain has aromatic qualities of its own that are joined by a fine thread of grassy hops.

T: Begins dry, with bready pale malt that takes on a more husky and aggressive Munich quality into the middle. Sweetness edges upward before acidity peaks, then flavors clear out in the short but yeasty finish. A trace of herbaceous green plant stems linger on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, very acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This pale lager portrays a malt focus that is well established, yet fails to elevate the product out of mediocrity. Flavors have little opportunity to become established before textural acidity becomes distracting. In a style that does not demand much respect, this beer would be better served by setting out to exceed the 'about as expected' reaction by its drinker.

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Photo of BrewerB
3.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a recent Great Lakes region trek.

Pouring into a New Glarus pint glass. Mostly clear, light golden with a thin off-white head. Retention is spotty.

Gentle crockery malt and a modest perfumey hop tickle the nose. Subtle corn sugar sweetness.

Red delicious apple, fresh baked biscuit with a touch of honey sweetness. Hints of perfumey hops. Bitterness is low/moderate-low. Medium-dry finish with a lingering sweet dough.

Light in body, modestly carbonated. Smooth, easy drinking.

For a pale lager this packs plenty of flavor. Enjoying the apple, biscuit dough flavors. Crisp finish. Thirst quenching, enjoyable take on the style.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
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 schoolboy
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm, not sure why I switched from the better beers they had on tap in the hotel lobby bar here in House on the Rock Inn in Wisconsin. I guess I can feel the alcohol and I will soon be falling asleep at 9PM central time.So I tried this lighter one.

It has the american lager taste or lack therof down good. Actually, it is the style well done, but that isn't saying much.Thie style never really impresses.

It'sa perfect clear dark yellow. Very little head or lace. The aroma is missing and the taste is crisp, with a hint of yeast,. which almost makes it interesting. Why this cost a little more than the other stuff at the bar is really a mystery.

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Photo of manitouman84
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Not Bad" is on the label, this pretty much sums it up.

Pours a golden yellow with a light head. Aroma mainly malt forward, cereal, and a hint of pear/plum. Tastes like a straight foward lager. Very crisp on the tongue, malty with typical cereal yeasty flavors and some mineral notes, mainly iron. Light on the mouth, wet, finishes clean, leaves a slight tingle and bitterness on the tongue. Fairly drinkable, refreshing on a hot day, otherwise passable.

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Photo of nickfl
3.36/5  rDev -0.3%
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 matjack85
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I found this single 12oz aluminum can at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.69 - my first Capital product in a can. "A Wisconsin State of Mind" is printed on the can, but no freshness date to be found.

The can produced a nice whoosh sound when opened, like opening a new can of tennis balls, and a bit of the beer rose up and spilled out down the side of of the can. Once I got it into my beer mug the beer poured a slightly hazed straw yellow color with a huge 4-finger head that lasted over two minutes. Despite the nice head the beer left no lacing whatsoever.

The beer had a pleasant sweet pale malt and touch of sweet corn aroma.

An Okay corn and malt flavor that made the beer slightly sweet, but by no means a sickening sweetness that you find in some lagers. Just a touch of hops for balance but not much bitterness in this one.

Light to medium body, smooth, and with only moderate carbonation. I did get an unpleasant slightly metallic finish maybe due to the aluminum can.

I thought it was decent as far as lagers go, and will definitely buy it again if I see it.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear straw color with a fizzy one finger head that quickly deflates to nothing and leaves absolutely nothing behind for lacing. The first sniff strongly presents to me as a freshly boiled ear of the juiciest freshest sweet corn from your local farmer's market. More smelling and exploration reveals the pale malts in a foundation supporting the huge explosion of sweet corn odor. Sipping at the brew is much of the same as the nose, only now I can detect the light presence of a slight breadiness, some kind of interesting muskiness, and what seems to be a partially shelf-degraded floral hop flavor profile. A fresher bottle would probably be in better bittering balance, but mine is leaning too far into the sweet zone for my idea of what a pale lager ought to be. Still, its really primarily quite....corny. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, medium bodied, stays smooth and inoffensive.

Just slightly better than an average macro brew, and if you love your sweet corn, than this could be your go-to beer. If you don't like sweet corn, avoid this one altogether. Does nothing glaringly wrong nor anything spectacularly well.

As a side note, I am amused by the prominent words "Not Bad" which appear on the label art margin next to the product name. How many foodstuffs do you come across which choose to advertise the idea of "Not Bad" instead of "We're the best!"

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Photo of ktrillionaire
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a straw gold, fizzy, and is capped with a moderately-lived rocky white head.

S - The nose is lightly sweet, with mineral and grain notes. Very pleasant.

T - The taste is basically the same; small amounts of sweetness, some mineral notes, and a good amount of grain. Pale Lager is rarely more straightforward-delicious.

M - Feel is medium-light and softly carbonated. More tooth than your average APL.

O - Quite nice, easily quaffable; I will have it again.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of 12 oz can into my Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale pint glass.

A) It's a cloudy yellow with 2 inches of sea foam head.

S) I'd say grain, maybe corn, light malt and a trace of hops.

T) Hmm.... This is unlikely to be real useful, but it tastes like a lager to me.

M) Wet, light, pretty high carbonation. You could pound this stuff, if you felt like it.

O) Better than the mass produced lagers that give me a headache after just one or two. It's pretty good, and I don't mind drinking it on occasion.

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Photo of deebo
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a chalky white head that quickly dies. Straw golden with just the slightest cloud noticed.
S-Pale malt aroma, just a hint of hoppy spice, and an ethanol astringency.
T-lagerish-hints of malt and a little touch of hops but not much else going on
M-A little heavier than many domestic lagers
D-As with most lagers this could be pounded into oblivion.
O-This is a nice lager. As with most Capital brews it is well done. But in my opinion if you're going to have a lager-why bother spending the extra money for this one and just get one of the cheap domestics. This one isn't that much different. I doubt that many people could distinguish this from MGD.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.07/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz single left in my fridge. i've seen the billboards, figure i should try this nonsense

12oz single

appearance: served in a GTTM taster glass in anticipation of drain pour. lifeless macro-straw body. like orange water almost

smell: woo - macro lager. not sure how they worked that green-bottle skunk into this but bravo on that

taste: if this beer is produced to sell to the masses in order to fund more expensive craft offerings, then i'm cool with it. however, i dont see the point in capital disregarding their capabilities and making something this average - skunky, dull hops, almost makes you wish it was flavorless.

mouthfeel: light, lawnmower beer

drinkability: fine, decent enough to finish a bottle, but i probably wont

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Supper Club Lager from Capital Brewery
3.37 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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