Capital Dark | Capital Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Soneast on 08-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
224
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 224 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of benudell
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting beer from Capital Brewery. Good malt flavor comes through without being sweet. Pours a very light head with a rim of head holding on to the glass. Bitterness is very balanced and in the background. Very drinkable lager! Clean tasting and pretty smooth.

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Photo of JonB1958
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very nice dark lager, which, IMHO, there are not nearly enough.

Pours a beautiful dark amberish with a great head on it that hangs around a long time and laces nicely. The aroma is fairly innocuous, but the flavor is subtle and delicious: Smooth would be a word I'd use to describe this to those afraid of dark lagers. It leaves a nice sweet aftertaste that doesn't conflict with the original drinking.

You could easily pound back several of these before you realized you'd done so. A great beer for a cool fall day.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is semi-sweet, darker malt with slight roast. Light overall, but pleasing.
Very attractive beer. Full rich head, dark amber, brown and reddish, and clear.
Bitterness from malt, semi-rich quality with strong malt quality and roast presence.
Smoothness with a lager quality of an easy drinker (maybe 'cuz it's on the thinner side) and a lager crispness.
Nice beer for style. Richness prevents from being a session beer. I liked the contrast of lager ease and ale richness.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep copper in color with a dense beige head. Retention is moderate and it laces fairly well.
Baker's chocolate, toasted carmel and noble hops on the nose.
When this beer is cold, the taste is a virtual mirror image of the aroma. Chocolate up front, some subdued toasty, carmel notes finished off with a jab of prickly german hops. Quite bitter throughout
Once this warms, it opens up and becomes somewhat sweeter. The chocolate and toastedness are still there, but some faint dark fruit and a good deal of nuttiness (think: honey roasted peanuts) enter the fray. The Aftertaste lingers with powdery chocolate, touches of toffee and a faint raspberry sweetness. The aftertaste is one of the highlights of this beer.
Drink this baby near cellar temps.
Body is creamy and smooth, maybe a little on watery side. But overall, nice in the mouth.
Easy to drink. I could see this appealing to some sworn "ale-drinkers"...lots of similarities between this and a good brown ale.
Good session stuff. Capital once again does lagers proud.

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Photo of Bluegrass49
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of windelbo
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of dstc
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown with a ruby background. Nice tan head that falls relatively slow to a small one. Thin lace.

Deep roasted malt aroma, not much else.

Has a burnt, sweet, roasted malt taste. A little thin but rather decent.

Medium bodied and somewhat smooth. Moderate carbonation. Decent drinking beer.

Nothing extraordinary but a good solid brew.

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Photo of northcoastwolf
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Hoolie5
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of crobinso
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of VictorWisc
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Realale
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Clear walnut with red highlights. Fine beige head settles very slowly to an incomplete cap and leaves nice lacing.

Yeasty brown bread notes dominate the nose. Support is provided by a hint of herbal German hop, and slight mineral notes. Really nice stuff.

Medium light in body. Palate is slightly dusty malt, with a nice backbone of hop bitterness keeping it in check. As it warms there are hints of cocoa as well. The hops come to the fore on the surprisingly long finish where they mix with a relatively strong mineral note.

Mouthfeel is frankly ordinary. Drinkablility is very high. It's interesting and quite sessionable. If this was available in these parts it would be a regular for me for sure.

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Photo of robbyc1
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights. Head is thick leaving a thick ring as it dissipates.

Aroma is roasted dark grain, and a hint of chocolate.

Taste is roasted dark grain with a touch of dark fruit sweetness. Finishes mildly dry with a lingering charred dark grain bitterness. There is a deep, rich, malty bomb. Chocolate for sure. Huge roasted flavor, and a bit of bitterness. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall a solid Munich Dunkel. Good bit of roasted malt flavor.
Very nice. Well put together, and certainly a bold flavor.

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Photo of schomber
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for tossing me a bottle of this.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is rusty amber brown. An aggressive pour gives me a huge three fingers of light beige head. Solid retention. A thick coating of lace is left behind as well as a nice cap.

The aroma is mostly toasted malt and a touch of spice. Swirling produces a decent amount of dark fruit and nuttiness.

The flavor has a strong malt backbone with hints of dark fruit, coffee, roast nuts and spices. Actually more going on than I antcipated.

Medium body with light carbonation.

Overall another solid lager from Capital. They sure do love the lagers.

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Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of emwild12
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of twb0392
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of waige_pilson
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of wakajawaka76
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Capital Dark from Capital Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 224 ratings.
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