Lake House
Capital Brewery

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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #391
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
77
Ranked #47,676
Avg:
3.31 | pDev: 15.71%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
89
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Capital Brewery
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
77
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz can into Pils glass. The color is light gold and clear with a bright white pillowy 2 finger head that doesn't last long. Some lacing on my tall glass. Hints of sweet malt, some grain and a touch floral, spicy hops. Taste is similar to the nose. Light and bready with faint grain and straw. A touch of floral and spicy hops add a bit of balance to the sweetness. So light and crisp with good carbonation. Leaves a nice tang on the finish. All around great refreshing lager that is nice on a warmer day in WI.

Jul 29, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this beer off the single shelf at a grocery store outside of Milwaukee. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints honey. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with honey touches. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

Jan 30, 2018
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drpimento from Wisconsin

2.64/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma’s beer and minerals, hint of refinery. Flavor’s on the sweet side. Kind of reminds me a bit of a world beer. Totally forgettable. Lingering sweet finish that isn’t refreshing at all.

Jul 09, 2016
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B-rett from Wisconsin

3.17/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A-Hazy golden color with a thin head and lacing.

S-Smells of sweet malt and lemon zest.

T-A light lager breadiness and sweet malts.

M-Crisp and refreshing. The colder the better for this one.

O-Capital definitely got this one right. This is the exactly the beer I want to drink while sitting at The Union looking over Lake Mendota. In a time where every other summer beer seems to be mixed with lemonade, Lake House will be my only day drinking beer.

Jun 21, 2016
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

One of my great pleasures in recent memory is an at-least once a year visit to Madison, Wisconsin. It was during one of these forays that I stopped in at Riley's Wines of the World in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). They are always acCANmodating to me & I look forward to my next visit.

From the CAN: "See You at the Lake!"; Slightly malty and lightly hopped, this clean refreshing golden lager is the perfect beer to quench your thirst on a warm sunny day."

I Crack!ed It open & gave it a gentle Glug which still raised a brief finger of fizzy, foamy bone-white head with limited retention, quickly becoming wisps. Color was a lightly hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4), although it may have been a chill haze as it seemed to clear as it warmed. Nose had a honey-like lager sweetness that I often associate with a clean, adjunct-free lager. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was honey-like accompanied by a light lemony tartness, which made it really dry and refreshing. Finish was clean, dry and a good CANdidate for the summer cooler.

Apr 03, 2016
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle.Poured out a golden amber color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled floral with some sweet caramel. It tasted malty sweet with earthy, grassy hop bitterness.

Jul 25, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

2.95/5  rDev -10.9%

On tap at Capital Brewery. 12oz poured into a plastic cup 9/2/2014.

A- Clear, lighter golden-yellow body with a one finger white head with OK retention and nice lacing. [3]

S- Grainy pale malt breadiness and a bit of lemon. Nothing much more, nothing much less. [2.75]

F- Bready pale malt sweetness, earthy noble hops and some lemon marmalade. [3]

M- Lighter in body but still flavourful, crisp, refreshing and well carbonated. It is what it is advertised to be. Grainy slightly sweet finish. Quite drinkable. [3]

O- Decent pale lager. Nothing crazy, certainly has no flaws that I can point out other than the fact that it's relatively boring in terms of what it brings to the table. [3]

Final score: 2.95

Sep 03, 2014
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear deep golden yellow with a thin head that leaves spotted lacing.

The smell is clean with a hint of pale malt grain and a subtle hint of lemon.

The taste is also clean, with a kiss of honey sweetness with a mild, refreshing hop touch in the crisp, dry finish.

It has a smooth, refreshing, light body.

This is an easy-drinking, inoffensive, light pale lager. It is what it is intended to be and does a nice job at it! A solid choice for a light, refreshing brew. It could be good for something simple and refreshing year-round!

Nov 21, 2013
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Lake House pours a pale yellow color with no head. There is a sweet and malty aroma, but overall light. The taste is pale, with nice pale malts making up the beer, subtle sweetness. Easy to drink, and solid body. Overall its a more flavorful pale lager, and the very subtle hop flavors does make this one slightly better then others.

Sep 02, 2013
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I wish I had a lake house somewhere (so long as it doesn't have some spooky timeline-derailing mailbox out front)... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale-ish brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, light white bread, and lemon-flavored Pez. The taste brings in more of the same, with the breads taking a back seat to the lemon, which, unfortunately, now more closely resembles stale lemon rinds than Pez pieces. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly-watery feel. Overall, were it not for that funky lemon bit, this might have been a decent little thirst-quencher, but instead it just makes me sad.

Aug 28, 2013
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ZAP from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Nice golden color...perfect head

S-Nice malty bready aroma

T-Bready maltiness in front....just a hint of lemony hop on the finish but definitely a malt forward laGER.

M-A nice weight to this....not thin, spritzy and watery at all....more of a firm rounded body but not too big.

O-I much prefer this to Supper Club. This has a nice bready maltiness that strikes me as a helles lager type of beer. I'd recommend this as a great summer BBQ beer or just a great beer any time you want a nice fresh lager with flavor.

Aug 18, 2013
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xhuskr from California

3.69/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For what the style is supposed to be, it was pleasant. I had some brought back to me and for a warm/hot summer day, it's great. Not the IPA that most folks (me too) look for, but nice FOR THE STYLE.

A: Straw yellow...nice lace to start..but didn't last through the whole beer.

S: biscuit, mild hops

T: a solid pale lager..better than some lagers I've had from Germany (travel may be an issue). Taste had bit 'biscuit, grass, and hint o'lemon

M: smooth..easy going..could have multiples if I didn't have things to do or had more

O: A "B" beer that I would go to after a nice mountain or road bike ride to refresh from. The screw top left me a bit weary at the beginning..but once in a glass..got past that.

Jul 29, 2013
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scaliasux from Wisconsin

3.51/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Nice golden color. Clear and bubbly. Short white head with good retention.

Smell - Light pale malt. Sweet and bready. A little lemon.

Taste - Light sweet pale malt. A little lemony sourness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light. Crisp and effervescent.

Overall - More flavor than an average macrobrew, but not by much. Mostly it's just inoffensive.

Jul 11, 2013
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confer from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium gold with a small pure white head that fades quickly.
Smell is all malt and it gives off a bit of a wheaty smell although I don't think this is a wheat beer.
Taste is pretty much the same as the smell not great but not bad.
Even though it looks like there is not much going on in the carbonation area it feel really light and crisp.
This is an easy drinking summer beer.

Jun 10, 2013
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RoamingGnome from Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Capital Brewery Lake House

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint. Served chilled.

A) Golden brew with over a finger of white suds. The head settled to a dusting. Decent amount of lacing.

S) Pale malt, grainy, grassy, twist of lemon. Refreshing aroma.

T) Follows the nose... Grainy, bready, grassy, hint of citrus and a slightly sweet finish.

M) A lighter body with the perfect amount of carbonation, creating a crisp, refreshing, easy drinking brew.

O) Really enjoyable brew... At 4.6% it is a super summer session option. So much better than any BMC offering after mowing your lawn. Better than Capital's Supper Club in my opinion. Glad to recommend this brew.

May 27, 2013
Lake House from Capital Brewery
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 89 ratings