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Oktoberfest | Capital Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
2014 GABF Gold Medal (German-Style Marzen)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,761
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
342
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 342 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of jeswasgui
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There are a few good reasons to like Capital. (Brewers that stick to their knitting eventually produce classic-quality stuff.) This O-fest is one more good reason.

Amber. Mostly malts well-roasted give a pleasant nose. Sweet in the taste with just enough hops so as to prevent too sweet and to allow a clean finish. Fewer bubbles than the typical American O-fest helps Capital's cause.

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Photo of Erish
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: tiny bit of haze, orange-golden color, fading to light gold, the 2-finger beige head falls quickly into a thin cap, the lacing is good.

S: over-ripe apples, mellow earthy funk, caramel apples, very faint citrus note. Overall the aromas are not very strong, but pleasant.

T: lots of bread-like sweetness up front, quickly followed by the apples (over-ripe and caramel), and plenty of orchard fruit funkiness, the finish is pleasantly crisp, with just a hint of herbal hop at the end.

M: medium weight, silky, but the carbonation seems a bit much.

D: Not a classic, but a tasty rendition of an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Duff27
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle tried 21 Sep 2008.

Poured in a 0.4 L glass stein. Large off white head. Well carbonated. Clear, the color of butternut squash. Aroma is of caramel, malty sweetness and earthiness. Starts with lots of malt and caramel, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Lots of bready sweetness throughout. Finishes just slightly warming and with enough hops to cut the sweetness.

Enjoyable, would definitely get this again.

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Photo of pphunkdelux
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this out of an 8-pack of different Oktoberfests.

The apperance is ok, a little light in color for an Oktoberfest. Small head with no retention.

The smell was ok, a malty caramel smell that wasn't very present.

The taste is great, sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is good, thick and not too carbonated.

Because of the low carbonation i would probably be able to drink a few of these in a sitting.

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Photo of amatuerbeerguy
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma of malt, grassy, toasty. Poured out a hue of orange with an amber overtone. Head was large with moderate lenght lending to lacing on the glass. Flavors of malt sweetness, toasty, grassy character also present. Some biscuitness apparent in finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat high carbonation, with moderate body. This helps to accentuate the biscuitiness in the finish. Overall this is an enjoyable beer. Not overwhelming in any aspect. One of the better Oktoberfest beers out there.

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Photo of bonkers
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to florida9 for this one. I poured from a bottle to sa perfect pint glass, clear copper pour with a sticky 2 inch white head. Lots of bready malt on the nose. The flavor is bready, and sweet with a lingering bitterness. Full in body and well carbonated. A typical marzen, very enjoyable.

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Photo of OnlyRedDog
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Dogbrick
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now we're getting somewhere. Part of the Capital "Summer Sampler", this is a really good seasonal. Dark amber with decent lace. Nice honey and nutty aroma. Tastes kind of like a Marzen with a malt flavor and light caramel finish. I will look for this one next summer.

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Photo of maxpower
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange-copper color, nice white foamy head. Aroma of light caremel and flowers, sweet, balanced malts and clean tasting, light body, a little thin semi-watery mouthfeel, still a very good Oktoberfest.

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this a couple of times this year, but wanted to write a review on it. So into an old stein my Grandfather brought back from WWII...

A - Clear, light amber color with a nice sized head that disappeared quickly.

S - Noticeable anise aroma, with definite herbal and biscuit notes. Clean and interesting...

T - Big malty backbone with a nice balance of herbal notes, hops, alcohol, and esters. Hops last long after the swallow. I would almost say this is an ale drinker's Oktoberfest.

M - Quite full bodied, with some crispness. Fine here.

D - I could celebrate with this, interesting, but not too heady, and bracing, but not so much that I couldn't drink a few of them.

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a classic Wisconsin Oktoberfest beer.

Capital Oktoberfest pours a golden amber hue with a decent head and lacing.

The aroma has hints of sweet caramel and a nice toasted malt aspect which is really pleasant.

The flavor is sweet and smooth with the caramel, toasted malt, and a bit of breadiness. The finish has very little bitterness.

Overall this is a very solid Oktoberfest that is deserving of its classic stature.

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Photo of chilidog
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle came in a tour sample pack of which you only get one of each. What I had was half of this in a glass, the other half shared. It poured a nice clear, darker than others, amber. The head was full, fluffy and laceable. The aroma I can't say stood-out. The taste was a carmel malt balanced by a hint of bitter hop. The mouth was left crisp. Given this 6 oz. sample, I'll pick this beer up again if and when I see it. A good Octoberfest offering.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of grynder33
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this tapped for me at the Wisconsin State Fair. Very Dark amber,with full head.Carmelly thicker first taste, left a carmel sweet taste on the tongue.2nd and 3rd sips a roasted malt and molasses taste sneaks in, not boldly but distinctly. Left a cotton candy taste in my mouth when I was done

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Rowsdower
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Lewdd
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into stein!

A - Bronze and caramel with a nice 2.5 finger head. Leaves a collar and swaths of lacing around the stein.

S - Grainy malty, and sweet bread. Light earthy hops.

T - Good amount of malts, grain, sweet bread and hints of caramel. Light earthy hops give it a bit more. Nice Marzen style.

M - On the lighter side with good carbonation. Smooth and easy drinking even on a warm day.

O - Pretty decent take on this style of beer.

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Photo of texasspottedcow
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Oktoberfest from Capital Brewery
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 342 ratings
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