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Wisconsin Amber | Capital Brewery

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Wisconsin AmberWisconsin Amber

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-15-2001

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Ratings: 448 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of dmilewsk
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of hainesly
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of WiggyKGB
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JCF3
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jkermitj
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Nurt20
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of botham
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a rich amber (who would have guessed?), with a couple fingers of off-white head that is frothy and eats away leaving no lacings on the glass

smell is as basic as a brew can get. very mild in malts, hops, and yeast aromas, yet very balanced. there is a very faint fruity smell, almost reminicent of grapes. overall, a touch on the sweet side of the spectrum.

taste directly reflects the aroma. nothing else to say here that hasn't already been said.

aftertaste is almost absent, only showing a touch of hops.

mouthfeel is a bit watery, but goes down smooth.

drinkability is very good due to the mild nature of the brew. the brew overall is very basic in every approach. a good starter beer, as well as a good brew for the non-adventurous drinker. overall, i would recommend the octoberfest by Capital in place of this one, much better.

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Photo of ahuey333
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Tone
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of floral hops, Euro yeast, slight wheat, pale malt, and slight earthiness. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, Euro yeast, slight wheat, pale malt, slight caramel malt, and sweet malt. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma, but God feel and body.

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Photo of Chugmonkey
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orange amber in color, off white head w/ good retention. Nicely balanced caramelness. A little heavy on the mouthfeel. This was a regular in my beer fridge for a long time, kind of burned out on it lately though. If you like malty brown ales you should certainly enjoy this one. Overall a very solid quality beer.

If you can find this in cans, please beermail me. I used to, but no longer can.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shand
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This one pours a healthy red amber color with a tiny head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts with a bit of graininess. Taste is a smooth, slightly earthy caramel maltiness with a bit of grains to liven it up. This one feels good going down, it's lighter bodied, but the carbonation smooths it out very well. The drinkability is also exceptional. Overall, it's a solid, drinkable Amber Lager. What else can I say?

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Photo of aquatonex
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Kev for picking up some brew while on-site in Wisconsin...

Pours amber with 2 fingers of foamy head, very slight retention and lacing. Looks normal enough. Smells are pretty standard, some hops in there, but no skunk. Taste was not expected from the normalcy of its look and smell. Very smooth, somewhat hoppy but not gross, not skunky at all, malts round out the finish. Very good drinkability, especially out of a can.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I spent the last four days crushing can after can of this beer while camping so I might as well review it.

It pours a brownish red color with a nice amount of tan head. The smell is malty with hints of hops. The taste is very nice. Malty with a bit of caramel and nice hop bite on the finish. The beer is very tame in the mouth. It's light and easy on the palate. I polished off a case of this in four days so if that's not a vote for good drinkabilty then I don't know what is.

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Photo of nsmartell
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room while watching some NCAA basketball.
Poured from a bottle into a standard pint.

Appearance: Light orange/red with a nice two-finger head.

Smell: Very light and slightly hoppy.

Taste: Caramel malts and sweet with a little hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, smooth and crisp.

Drinkability: Not too shabby. The last few times I have tried a Capital brew, I wasn't that impressed, so I am pleasantly surprised at this beer. It is pretty tasty.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even though my opinion of this beer is that it could use some character to it, it was indeed a good beer to drink and rate. It poured a small sized ivory creamy and smooth head. The body was carbonated and clear with an amber hue. The nose was malty, fruity and some caramel notes. The flavor was sweet along with a bitter taste. The mouthfeel was smooth, tingly, thin textured, watery and light bodied. It left a good lacing on the sides of my glass.

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Photo of redmosquito
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber to orange in color with a nice head whitish head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with light flowery hops. Clean and sweet in flavor and it finishes very smooth. This beer is refreshing and goes down really easy. This is a good crossover beer for anybody new to craft brews.

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Photo of wingnutter
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with a 1 finger head. Smell has some sweetness to it, with some citrus as well. Slight hoppiness in the background.

Taste: Bready malts jump right out in front. Orange-like citrus kick in the middle, fading near the clean, dry finish.

Smooth mouthfeel, not too carbonated. This one goes down reaaal easy. I could knock back a few of these with no effort. As it warms a bit the mouthfeel gets creamier and I get a bit of butterscotch in the taste.

A nice, non-offensive amber. Easy to drink and smooth as can be.

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Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 448 ratings
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