Garten Bräu Special Pilsner | Capital Brewery

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3.52/5
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163 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,367
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
163
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeRose
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat dark golden color, couple fingers of dense, foamy head that lasted and clung decently.

The aroma is on the weak side - seems to be missing the floral notes in particular, just a hint of lemon and a vague spice note. Nice contribution of biscuit-like malt, suggestion of sweetness.

Initially the taste is sweet and clean. The hops are present but I don't think they are assertive enough for the style. There is nice bitterness at this point, but it devolves into a bitter aftertaste and mouthfeel that is almost unpleasant. Faint lemon, very faint on the floral Noble hops character.

Dry, medium body, carbonation appropriate to the style.

Overall this is a decent beer but I did not enjoy the weird bitterness and mouthfeel in the aftertaste. The flavor does not hold up to other examples of the style - it isn't a bad flavor, just not enough.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.04/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
2.79/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Aroma is wet grain and some malt. Flavor is carbonic tang up front followed my malt sweetness. Sweet German Pilsner? Can't remember having had one. This isn't for me. Mildly sweet finish.

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Photo of Squire
3.17/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sweffin
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Vondy08
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my top 5 beers. You can't go wrong here for light beer

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Photo of northcoastwolf
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruckus232
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great stuff. One of my favorite USA pils.

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Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Joel12
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Stevedore
3/5  rDev -14.8%

On tap at Capital Brewery. 12oz poured into a plastic cup 9/2/2014.

A- Clear golden yellow body with a two finger white head with OK retention time; leaves a thin collar and plenty of lacing as I drink the beer. [3]

S- Grainy pale malt, a bit of lemon, crackers and noble hops. Pretty much what I expected from a Capital-brewed pilsner. [3]

F- Grainy freshly made crackers, bread, a bit of pepper, a bit of lemon, but mostly the crackers, bread and yeast. Pretty solid flavour profile. [3]

M- Lighter bodied, a bit overcarbonated, but crisp and refreshingly dry. Pretty easy to drink. [3]

O- Solid pilsner, nothing too substantial or special but it's a good one to have at a party or gathering. [3]

Final score: 3.00

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Basic Pils ala Capital Brewery. Mainstream, shall we say, with more hops than you might get elsewhere but still very American as opposed to European / malt kind of dominates overall, but without a great depth of character. Still, refreshing and flavorful, and always welcome.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Will1508
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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Garten Bräu Special Pilsner from Capital Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 163 ratings