Capital Pilsner | Capital Brewery

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3.52 w/ 159 ratings

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass

S- Citrus, grains

A- 1 finger head, minimal lacing, average head retention, clear with moderate carbonation, looks like watered down apple juice

T- Slight hop presence, corny

M- Crisp, wet feel, finishes dry

O- Decent pilsner. If I was served this in a glass next to an MGD I don't know if I could tell the difference. Expected more from a micro.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- a light gold beer with a slight hazy character. Small head dissipated quickly. leaves little to no lacing. looks pretty standard.

S-Hmm, the aroma is a little better. light lemon and soft, buttery malt. a touch of straw. Not a ton going on. Subtle aroma but not aweful. Nothing "off" about it.

T- The taste aint great. Very, very light flavor. I like a very easy drinking beer on occasion but this is not far from an MGD. Very slight spicy hops, a little bit of sweetness from the malt. Thats about it. Maybe a little bit of cereal flavor if you look for it. Not much bitterness.

M- The mouthfeel is about the same as a Pabst. Very light body with moderate to high carbonation.

O- A good pilsner should be light-bodied, very crisp, and have a firm, spicy hop flavor and bright bitterness. There really isn't much of that here other than being light. I would liken this to a step up from a Miller product. This is a modern version of your dad's nostalgia lager. Not even as flavorful/hefty as a spotted cow. I'm sure this beer is exactly what capital was shooting for, and it probably sells well during the hot, humid months, but i won't seek it out again. Lakefront's Klisch is a much better example of the style from a local brewer.

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

Has a clear light golden yellow color (as it should) with a one finger white foam collar that leaves behind minimal lacing. Smells of light grains with a hint of corn adjunct aroma and mild herbal hopping. Flavor is a strange beast: It seems to be a combination of German Pilsner-styled hopping with Czech Pilsner-styled levels of malt dryness, texture, and crispness. The corn aroma has nearly no matching presence at all in the actual flavor, but the herbal hopping certainly does make a solid presence in the finish. The body is appropriately light and snappy with carbonation. Overall, a rather solid if strangely dry pilsner.

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Capital Pilsner from Capital Brewery
Beer rating: 28.9% out of 100 with 159 ratings
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