Capital Dark | Capital Brewery

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Capital DarkCapital Dark

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Soneast on 08-02-2009

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

another fun unheard of brew from the beer census guys, they really hooked me up! this is loosely a german dark lager, and i think its pretty authentic. the malt is more like a brown ale with some chocolate character, more like dry cocoa, and a hint of caramel while staying dry and light on the palate. the lager yeast is evident here, it does a nice job drying up the finish and giving it a seasonally perfect crispness. im not sure why i expected this to be darker and heavier like a porter, but i am pleasantly surprised by its lightness overall. the grain captures all the darker flavors, but drinks like a blonde lager, just easy down with upbeat carbonation and a quick finish. probably one of the better american takes on this style i have come across, true to german roots but just different enough. i could drink a sixer of these no problem, and enjoy and appreciate the lower abv.

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Photo of ShawnL
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.2/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jwc215
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown with a head that soon becomes patchy. Some spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of lightly roasted grain, some cocoa and a touch of earthy noble hops.

The taste is of sweet dark grain, bread that is similar to a light pumpernickel and a hint of cocoa. Some musty grass in the finish.

It is crisp and smooth with an appropriate light to medium body.

A well-balanced, easy-drinking traditional dark lager! Enjoyable!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Capital Dark pours a dark brownish color with a small lacing head. There is a malty and yeasty aroma. The taste is much of the same, good yeasty flavors, with a good solid malty backbone. Good body, nice flavors, a bit on the watery side. Overall its a nice dunkel watery, but enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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