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Wisconsin Amber | Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.55/5
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448 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#39,423
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
448
pDev:
12.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 448 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of granger10
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid amber here. Bright amber color with a smaller off white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma was of caramel malts and floral and spicy hops. Taste was quite different though as a dry grain body seemed to really dominate. Sweetness was low and hoppiness was low too. Slick, smooth body, almost too much. Drawn out finish of spicy hops and grain astringency. Nice beer, easy to drink but not the best I have ever had.

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Photo of smibroncos
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured a clear, ligt amber, copper color with a short white head that disapeared rather quick. Slight on the glass.

S. Malt, caramel,nuts,brown sgar, hops, alcohal

T. Caramel malt sweetness up front fades slowly to a slightly bitter taste.

M Light bodied medium carbonation.

D. A good session beer although I think it lacks character.

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to resi for the trade.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, some hops. Taste is good, hops up front, a bit of caramel and malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.

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Photo of Winter
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bright amber in color with a luscious creamy white head. Aroma consisted of malt and a hint of caramel. Nothing else really stood out. Taste is on par for a Vienna-Style lager. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a tangy crispness. Flavors consist of toasted malt, touch of caramel, biscuit and hops. Hop bitterness balances well with the sweetness of the malt. The nose could be a little more interesting on this one.

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Photo of cabelgabel
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sam_Sorrells
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A light amber color, taste was light caramel and noticeable hop flavor. Mouth feel was fairly thin but well balanced with the low residual sweetness.

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Photo of Squire123
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eschellinger918
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of bashiba
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy amber color with a thin light head.

Smell was lightly toasted malts and breads.

Has a nice toasted malt flavor with an ever so slight coppery metallic flavor reaching through. Just a touch of citrusy hops. Not alot of flavor hear, but not bad for a lighter lager.

Mouthfeel is light and a bit watery.

A little on the light side for my taste, but good execution, and would make a good crossover beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly, golden-orange color with a very foamy, off-white, one-finger head. It left no lace.

S - It smelled of citrusy hops and sweet roasted malt.

T - It tasted of roasted malt with a very subtle grassy hop bite.

M - it was crisp and sharp. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very easy-drinking beer and very sessionable.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blakaeris
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy deep orange with a moderate head that quickly becomes a thin sheen.

Smell is toasted caramel malt and hints of citrus fruit.

Taste is similiar to the nose. Toasted malt is very bready and makes an impression. The finish is clean and slightly nutty with a subdued fruit character.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied.

This is a decent amber with character and full flavor. A good session beer.

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Photo of skrabbenhoft
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bump8628
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mild nose of grainy/toasty malt and spicy hops.

Tastes of slightly sweet and toasty malt with caramel edges. Hop bitterness evenly balances the malt and has a spicy edge to it. Finish is relatively dry and carbonation seems adequate.

A decent enough Amber Lager. The overall flavor profile could probably be beefed up a little bit, but I have no other real complaints.

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Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: farily evenly balanced mild malt and hop aromas upon popping the cap. The aromas reveal a clean fermentation character.

L: It pours brilliant orange amber with rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" cream colored foam cap with moderate retention.

T: Rich malts start the flavor with a grainy spicyness that suggests cardamom. An initial malt sweetness dries slightly with some mild bitterness in the finish. It finishes with a slight sweetness.

F: The beer has medium body and medium high to high carbonation.

O: Overall the malt is a little on the low side, the carbonation is a little high, it finishes a little too sweet and it is a little low on character.

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Photo of cmwilliq
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of nuebs
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BillyB
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good amber lager. Not great, but good.

Bright orang/copper color. Thin white head.

Faint citrusy hop aromas. Slightly sweet malt aroma.

Taste is better than smell. Decent bitter hop taste and a presence of malty sweetness.

Light mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Not a bad beer just kind of watery. Not much to it.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jdkitchi
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bismarksays
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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