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Winter Skål | Capital Brewery

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Winter SkålWinter Skål

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber to copper with a head that doesn't last long. Some spots of lacing slide down the glass, but not much sticking.

The smell is of caramel with a faint herbal touch.

The taste is of toasted caramel with herbal/minty hops.

It is a bit fizzy on the first sip, but then becomes clean and smooth, as a lager should be. A nice aftertaste lingers.

A good amber ale. Nice mix of malt and hops for the winter season!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Redrover
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer poured a very nice reddish brown. Crystal clear with a nice tan head. Excellent lacing.

Smell was decent. Lots of malt, the signature Capitol yeast strain and some underlying spice.

Taste was solid. Nice use of hops and quite a bit of caramel malt flavor. Seems to have a subtle spicing. This would be a good winter beer to introduce people to the concept of holiday beers. Not overly threatening, but tasty.

Kind of a thin mouthfeel, but very easy to drink. Nice beer here!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It has been a while since I had this beer. Back when I enjoyed this beer the weather was more seasonal, which makes this beer a good try. The thing that brought me to this beer was that it was brewed by one of my favorite breweries (Capital), so I thought to give it a try. I purchased this one at my favorite liqour spot, when I was in Whitewater (for college), Corido's Liqour Locker. When I got home, I popped off the top and started to enjoy it. I was suprised at how sweet the beer, was seeing that Capital, to me, is more bitter than usual. After that it was surely enjoyable. When the time is right and if you have a lady friend, you'll appreciate this beer more than often on those cold Wisconsin night. Cheers

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tall pokal at The Firkin.

Freshly-tapped kegs are always attractive when skimming the board, right? This example pours a clear garnet-amber topped by a finger of light tan foam. The nose comprises toasted biscuit, toffee, light brown sugar, and a few pinches of allspice. The taste brings in more of the same, along with more brown sugar, some cinnamon, some light maple syrup, and a twinge of ginger. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice winter brew, nothing amazing, but a nice, easy-going brew with some mild spicing.

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3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paco1029384756
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a small white head.

Scent of caramel, sugars, light spice, a hint of hops, and some citrus. A bit weak, but not bad.

Taste of sugars, caramel and some spices. It has a rather simple taste, though it is not really one dimensional. A solid beer, suitable for sessioning.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with a nice big bite of carbonation.

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Winter Skål from Capital Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 304 ratings
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