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:
12
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of Shiloh
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice brew by Capital...but not exceptional. The colour is a deep dark brown with redish undertones. The crown initially was a light tan and limited, leaving only a very minor glass ring.
Carbonation was limited and the body was medium.
The taste was of dark bakers chocolate, bittersweet with a definite end rewarding the hops.
The nose was mildly grassy.
Pleasing.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of Derek
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber-brown with a light tan head, some retention & lace.

S: Dark caramel, roasted nuts & a light spicing.

T: Very nutty, caramel sweetness, some breadyness, light spicing (a little woody willamette?), modest bitterness.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a dry finish.

D: A good drinker.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. This beer pours out a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is toasted malt and brown sugar. Toasted malt flavor. Some roastiness. Maybe just a little smoke. Spicy hops come in in the finish. The mouthfeel is a little thin. Good drinkability. Capital makes a number of solid offerings, and this is one of them.

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Photo of ShawnL
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of expatsteve
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A dark brown that reminds me of Fender's tobacco-burst design when it catches the light, albeit with more ruby hues. Low/medium viscosity, with medium visibility. Poured without a head, and very little lacing, though I suspect this had to do with the frosty glass provided by the establishment.

Aroma: Fairly clean and refreshing, with only light espresso notes. A little more chocolate malt development as it warms.

Taste: Clean, refreshing, and again light on the development. Espresso and cocoa notes from the malts, and a slightly sweet finish that develops as the beer warms. Low on the bitters.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, with low carbonation. Clean, crisp coffee finish.

Drinkability: While this beer isn't light on flavor, it doesn't develop much by way of complexity. But as far as the style goes, this is a good rendition. The finish is perfect, and the flavors are balanced. I could certainly drink a lot of this, and appreciate the understated character (against more heavily engineered attempts at dark lagers).

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Photo of Bighuge
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a clear dark ruby. A thin creamy brown head sits on top and doesn't leave much for a lace. Big Huge bready and biscuity tones on the nose. These bread and biscuit tones show up in the taste as well. Pretty nice. There's a bit of a roasted aspect, but not much. A sweet, almost bock-like, malt taste provides the backdrop for the bready, biscuity tones to work. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. About medium-full body. This could work nicely as a dark session brew. While Capital does a lot of other brews that I enjoy more, this one is enjoyable as well.

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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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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UncleFlip
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Procured during my yearly October trip to Wiscowsin. This bottle brings memories back... Just looking at the label, I remember the sunny Sunday my brother and I spent wandering Madison....from lake to lake, end to end. Quality time indeed.

Now, into the New Glarus pint glass... :)

Nice earthy dark copper to brown. Tan head starts loose, but tightens up, and disapates at a good rate.

Smeel is rich, with hints of black licorice and fresh oranges. There's spiciness here...

Flavor is woody and a bit spicy, but oddly flatter than I'd hoped. I expected a bit more sweetness and fullness. Not bad, though.

Carbonation is too assertive high on the tongue. It distracts from a liquid slightly hticker than expected.

Not the most drinkable. I'd have more than one, but not if something more interesting and consistent was around.

Be well
-UF

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