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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber colour. Smells like figs and caramel malts, a little spicey, sweet and heavy. Tastes like caramel and figs, hints of autumnal spices, quite sweet, med-heavy bodied, nm else.

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3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Moderate, off-white head, average retention, suddsy lacing. Aroma includes caramel malts, mild brown sugar, maybe a touch of butter (unfortunately). Taste also with a bit of mild sweetness, mainly caramel, very low bitterness. Pretty easy to drink, maybe just a touch of off flavor on the back end but not a bad beer, just not spectacular.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Friar Tuck's in Savoy, IL
Date: "00212A12211" stamped on bottom
Glass: Tulip

Pours a 2cm head of densely packed, off-white bubbles, with average retention, gradually descending to a thin ring around the glass and leaving little to no lacing. Body is a red-brown color, essentially amber, and hazy from sediment. Carbonation is visible in center of glass, though somewhat sluggish.

Aroma is primarily bread-like, somewhat sweet, with notable hints of caramel. Hops are very subdued, if noticeable at all. Reminiscent of a bock recipe using ale yeast.

Taste is primarily of sweet malts, fairly complex between toasted, pale, and some caramel characters. Slight spice characters, a bit like weak cinnamon. Overall, an interesting interplay between yeast byproducts and malt base; if you enjoy the bock style, you will likely find this pleasant, too.

Beer is medium-bodied, with mid-level carbonation that leads this to foam up substantially on the palate. The resulting mouthfeel is somewhat frothy and creamy, with a semi-dry finish.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the Wisconsin Amber from a 12oz bottle poured in to a pint/nonic glass.

A: The beer poured a very brilliantly rich copper-red, with about a half inch of fluffy white head at the top. As with other Capital beers, the head does fade away quicker than I would like.

S: The aroma is mainly caramel malt with a hint of hops.

T: I mainly get caramel and toffee notes on the palate. It finishes with a well balanced hopiness that is not overwhelming on the finish.

M: Crisp, clean, a medium-bodied beer, carbonation was ok.

O: I can understand why this is one of Capital Brewery's flagship beers, it was very enjoyable. It goes down smooth and is refreshing. It is a great amber lager with character.

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