Wisconsin Amber | Capital Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
439
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
56
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 439 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of Erdinger2003
1.67/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance is pretty good when first poured, the head is nice and thick and it has a little lacing on it. The amber is a little too clear, but ok. The head later disappates.

Smell is malty with a hint of hoppines. I even smell some dark fruit tones.

Taste is sour, pretty bad. I even dug in the back of the cooler at HyVee W and S in CF for one that I thought was good.

Mouthfeel is pretty watery.

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Photo of MyMindSpray
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of mkhartnett
2.44/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Had this at Miller Park enjoying a game. Sadly it was a miss. Too much sweetness. Thin mouth feel.

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Photo of NilocRellim
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of stanale
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of superfriend
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of durwood64
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of hardy008
2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours amber with an off white one finger head with fair retention and no lacing. Smells of grains and biscuit malt with a small hop presence.

The taste is much like the aroma. grains, biscuit malt, and a small hop presence. Nothing which really stands out. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation. Not much aftertaste. Overall. a rather ordinary unimpressive beer.

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Photo of BasementBer
2.57/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: As usual, this beer has amazing clarity. Great lagering effect. Medium lacing with an offwhite head. Wouldnt call it amber in color, more orange to red.

S: Not much doing here, husky grainy in smell.

T: What seems to be a consistent feature for this brewery is fizzy in the nose with a touch of jazz and then by the time the middle comes around, its quit. The aftertaste in the finish however has a nice nutty character to it, which I have found lacking in most of Capital's beers I recently tried.

M: carbonation fizz on the tongue, doesnt last long as I would prefer it, but very light and drinkable.

D: Wouldnt choose it for the style, but would drink it to drink in the sun.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Has a semi-hazy golden amber appearance with a short-lived white foam collar, no lacing. Smells faintly of a mild biscuit malt, and that's about it. Tastes of the same mildly sweet biscuit malt, and that's about it. Hops are so far into the background as to be really close to no hopping at all...body is carbonated well and light in texture without feeling watery. But so far, this offering by Capital has been a disappointment for me. I would have liked to have tasted something a bit less... blandly one dimensional. I'd call this one a lawnmower beer.

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Photo of jsh420
2.63/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

pours clear amber with a 1+ finger head that left no lacing

smell is faint but i pickup sweet caramel malt

taste is blah - boring - average - your standard amber with the training wheels still on

mouthfeel - medium body decent carbonation - needs to have more bite - very smooth

drinkability is not good - i will never buy this beer again and after i finish this 6 pack i highly doubt i will ever drink this again

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.64/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ARoman
2.7/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

*transferred from old notes - 12/29/2013*
12 oz bottle poured into nonic. Faint traces of orange in the aroma, but mostly dough smells. Appears clear amber with a light orange colored head which dissipates quickly. It’s comes on mostly sweet, but it’s a smooth sweet as opposed to overwhelming. It’s a medium body beer with strongest notes of citrus and malt, but finishes thin and caramel-sweet - couldn’t pick up too much of the hops. It has an average carbonation, but turns flat relatively quickly as it warms in the glass. Nothing lingers in the taste,and it finishes very clean. There’s nothing overly special or surprising about this beer. Nothing filling or offensive lends itself well to a session beer.

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Photo of SF_Posse
2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Malty caramel flavor. Id like a litle more hop.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a clear pale amber color with a small white head that recedes quickly. The aroma is the usual generic lager aroma. Sweet and crisp. The taste is more than I expected from my impressions of the aroma. It is clean, crisp, and mildly sweet...nothing spectacular. The mouthfeel is light bodied with too much carbonation. Overall, this is not a beer that I plan on drinking again. It is by no means a horrid brew, but there are better ones out there.

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Photo of EigenBeer
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of distant-lover
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of green_plastic
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of pathead
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of bicyclesnbeer
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of hiikeeba
2.76/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - pours up a clear amber with ruby highlights and a quickly disappearing white head.

S - some sweet malt aroma. Very faint. No hops detected

T - Butterscotch. A friend gave me this bottle, and there is obviously something wrong. I wish I had a couple more bottles to compare this against.

M - Nice mouthfeel. Not thick, but good carbonation.

D - The butterscotch isn't too bad, but I wouldn't pick up another.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass. "Beer for Badgers." "An American Lager." 5.2% ABV, 1689 on bottom.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for this can!

A - Light amber and clear, a tall pour unleashes a three-finger head with decent retention. The off-white foam left little as afar as lace.

S - The nose is lightly malty. Pale with a low sweetness. Mainly hops come out. Dry and a bit floral. There is also a light metallic and mineral nose to it. Crisp overall.

T - A good balance of pale malts and dry, floral hops is upset by a metallic mineral finish that just ruins the whole thing.

M - Dry and crisp but slightly flat feeling. The metallic thing just gives a bad feel to it. Light-medium bodied.

D - Not very pleasant but straight from the can at a tale gate party, it would work. Better from a bottle it seems.

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Wisconsin Amber from Capital Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 439 ratings.
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