Wisconsin Amber | Capital Brewery

Wisconsin AmberWisconsin Amber
BA SCORE
3.55/5
448 Ratings
Wisconsin AmberWisconsin Amber
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,968
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 beagle75
2.87/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. No lacing remains on the glass and isolated bubbles cling motionless to the submerged sides.

S: Biscuit and bread is dominant, with lesser refined caramel also present. Hops exhibit barely detectable herbal/anise notes.

T: Begins dry, with sharp carbonic acidity that stifles other early qualities. Fading acidity reveals uncooked bread dough into the middle with an unrefined sugary edge. Weak minty hop flavors metamorphose into more medicinal qualities during the finish, where malt flavors become thin and bitterness is minimal.

M: Medium viscosity, acidic and slightly syrupy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This amber lager's harsh flavor and uninspiring texture seem to be out of agreement with the relatively appealing smell. While the style as a whole seems to be defined by unremarkable features, some amber lagers are still better than this. Look to Karl Strauss' flagship amber lager as a well-executed, but still conservative example.

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Photo of JHenning87
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of wakajawaka76
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Jnaustin114
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of pebbs
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Dohshow
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of cjgator3
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

A- Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is malt, caramel and a hint of hops.

T- The taste like the aroma is sweet malt, caramel and a touch of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodies with a good amount of carbonation. 

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Photo of PeterOrlando92
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of JimGlonke
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of harrylee773
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of HefeRules
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of match1112
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

had on tap at kellehers and got a free glass with it! a nice clear amber body with a fingers worth of head that has good staying power. nose is hoppy and sweet. taste is caramel and hops. mouthfeel feels a tad thin and watery, most lagers taste that way to me though. overall not a bad beer, but i dont usually go for lagers or reds, but enjoyed this one.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, caramelized malts, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready from flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and caramel. The hops presence is mild and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer worth drinking for a while.

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Photo of chuck_vindaloo
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JCF3
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of hainesly
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jawneyt
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of theholdsteady
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of CreamCity
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass.

A- Half finger head. Dissipates quickly. Watered down amber color. More orange than anything. Minimal lacing. Mild carbonation.

S- Extremely faint. What I could detect were trace amounts of caramel and sweet malts.

T- Grassy hops. Pretty bitter; almost acidic. Hint of sweetness but overall malty.

M- Again, felt a little watered down, but it was crisp and refreshing.

O- Hoppier than most amber lagers. Goes flat rather quickly. Overall sweet and bitter with faint aromas.

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Photo of Cerceorf
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of Lemke10
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Wedges in Janesville, WI for $3 in early 2012.

Pours a semi-cloudy amber color with about an inch of a frothy white head. Scent of toasted malts and caramel malts. The taste is mostly of toast malts that are slightly crisp and bitter mixed with some hints of citrus as well. Finishes with a slight dry after taste. Definitely much better than I was expecting. An overall great amber brew!

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Photo of seeswo
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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