Eternal Flame | Capital Brewery

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89 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WastingFreetime on 10-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 26
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in Duvel tulip glass.

Leave it to modern humans to take a cool metaphor and turn it into a comparatively meek concrete expression of remembrance. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sienna-topaz topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted rye bread, maple syrup, candied orange peel, mild booze, a hint of fennel, and what seems like a pinch of clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit more fennel, a more darkly-toasted bread component, some mild notes of red apple skin, and an increased feel of booze, which nearly comes off as too much for its own good. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a mostly solid d-bock, though a bit too boozy for my tastes.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Thanks Tom.

The beer is murky amber with a thin, off white head. The aroma offers fruits, sweet malt, alcohol. Plums and booze in the flavor. Medium bodied and a bit harsh in the finish. Needs some refinement and could be gentler on the palate.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Capital Eternal Flame. Capital Brewery Company, Middleton, WI.

Clear, crimson coloring, very small head.

Aroma: sweet and malty, a little woody, some oak? Very mellow and balanced, while still sweet, just a little fruity.

Taste: Plump and juicy malt flavor. Sweet and succulent. Raisins and figs and apple. Just plain ol' yummy-yum. Good balance, but leaning heavy on the sweet malty side. And the booze comes rolling in. 9% won't stay quiet.

Let's take a break and read the label, shall we?
"Capital Square Series. Welcome to generation two of the evolving flame concept. In addition to Autumnal/Imperial Fire blend, we've added a BIG, smoldering delight, christened Jacked Maibock. Join us for a walk on the intensely malty side."

I like the name, I love the art on the bottle. That's a crazy looking bird! And the beer is quite nice, as well. Big, fat and malty, sweet and full, molasses and raisins, dark rum, and other delights. Tasty stuff. A lovely nightcap.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has some real fruit elements to the nose, plum to cherry, some spice, malt is much further back. Pours brilliant red tinted amber under a dense, pure white finely bubbled, persistent 2” white foam cap. The palate is very malty with toffee to caramel, raisin, leather, plum, and a suspicion of port. It is chewy, smooth and creamy.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lots of chocolate and sweet, nutty, lightly roasted malt in the aroma. Flavor is roasty and chocolatey, with a kick of heat at the back of the throat. Was billed as a dopplebock, so the chilis were a surprise. Fairly spicy, but the malt character is very pleasant. I really wish I could try the base beer without the spice. It's a touch hot for my palate. And it's really not a dopplebock.

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Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Bighuge
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fiery scarlet red hue to this one. Thin beige head. Minimal lace. Huge rich malty nose. Caramel and toffee explode in rich wafts of beer goodnes. Smooth velvety mouthfeel with rich flavors of malt....crystal/caramel based malts....double decocted malt goodness. Similar to the Autumnal Fire, but different in a way. Hard to place a finger on it but to try maybe a little more candy like presence in the sweetness. Very good dopplbock. Looking forward to future creations from this base beer. Alcohol is barely perceptible.

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Photo of drpimento
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer. With an aggressive pour I got a small off white head that quickly settled down to a ring and no lace. Color is a very lovely, clear, red orange amber with a couple of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is great upon opening with an immediate whiff of sweet malt. Out of the glass are also caramel, toffee, fruit, and a very slight hint of butterscotch. Flavor is similar to nose with an excellent balancing effect from carbonic tang and bittering hops. Body and carbonation are decent. Finish is like flavor with also a little banana, of good length, and some alcohol at the very end.

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Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the concept of this beer and its future, but I have to admit, the future batches for this beer are a bit confusing. Let's see how this "birth" batch is.

Pours a coppery color with a thin yet creamy head of foam that leaves some acceptable lacing.

A nice malty sweetness is present in the nose along some spiciness and earthy hops. A touch of a vegetal aroma in there too.

Mirrors the nose pretty well. Malty sweetness, brown sugar, a little maple syrup. Spice and earthiness from the hops. A little warm alcohol comes through also.

Very smooth with soft carbonation. Maybe just a tad under carbonated. Dry finishing with some warmth from the alcohol.

I enjoyed this one. Nice drinkability and an excellent cool weather beer. It will interesting to see how the future of this beer will turn out.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dirtylou
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single.

appearance: served in my great lakes chalice, hazy copper-amber body, 1/3" beige cream head with light lace

smell: huge malty nose - caramel, bread, dough, toffee, butterscotch

taste: Capital is a strange brewery that has degraded somewhat in consistency in the past few years. If there's one thing that they consistently knock out of the park, its the doppelbock. Eternal Flame is a cool story, but in a lot of ways its just another variation of autumnal fire. That said, this is a very good beer - a silky smooth malt bomb - caramel, toffee, dough, toasted bread, brown sugar, maple.

mouthfeel: smooth and creamy, on the light end of medium

overall: solid stuff

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Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of jsh420
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours clear burnt orange with a small 1/2 finger head that faded to a film and left no lacing

smells of boozy apples caramel toffee nutty malt

taste is just like the nose but the i think the booze is a little too much and over shines the malts that are not as rich as the other doppels capital makes - malts are less caramel and more bready

mouthfeel medium light body - over carb boozey bite without a dry finish is not smooth and not good

overall - big let down after from capital maybe 6months will help - good thing Autumnal Fire is still on the shelf and Blonde Doppelbock will be out soon enough

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Agreed with other assessment - this is not the "dobblebock" I expected. Granted, when I asked for a taste if it (before buying a full snifter of it), I was td by the bartender that it is a habanero stout. That being said, this is a great beer.

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Photo of CraigTravor
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Hendrick24
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Eternal Flame from Capital Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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