Lake House | Capital Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

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Added by RoamingGnome on 05-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.73%
 
 
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1
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14
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of zeff80
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.1/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jwc215
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
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!

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Photo of Duff27
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stevedore
2.95/5  rDev -12.5%

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

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of jzlyo
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
2.64/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

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Photo of khargro2
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CraigTravor
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of richkrull
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
2/5  rDev -40.7%

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Lake House from Capital Brewery
3.37 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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