Winter Skål | Capital Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
305 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Winter SkålWinter Skål
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
305
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.13%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 305 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of Melicita
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of matjack85
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of CWhite
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of engberg88
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Klimm
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of theholdsteady
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of penguin66
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of danyalc
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of schomber
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ryancorn
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Crstumpf
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Paul68
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DersOne
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Nick-K
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of zipperergj
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of SheepNutz
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-syle glass. It pours a slightly hazy light amber color with two fingers of head that have good retention. Nice lacing too. The smell has a pilsener malty aroma to it, with a decent amount of hops. Nice and full for a lager. The taste is also malty at first, with a good caramel flavor. There's a little bit of biscuit malt as well. The finish is nice and hoppy. It's very well balanced. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, yet smooth. The drinkability is very nice. A big thanks to Kev for this solid brew.

 536 characters

Photo of wakajawaka76
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MillerMan16
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of OldSock
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – 12 oz bottle, many thanks to grynder33 for the bottle. Pours a clear sunset-amber with a one-finger stark-white head. The head falls pretty quickly without leaving any lacing.

Smell – Some toasted Vienna malt with spicy hops. Sweetness comes to the front after the hops fade. There is a bit of off-aroma, can't put my finger on it exactly maybe a wisp of DMS. As it warms I get a hint of alcohol, I wonder how strong this is?

Taste – Luckily whatever that was in the nose faded after my first sip. Delightful clean maltiness with some spicy hops to balance it out. The finish is a bit mineral in a good way. The favor certainly doesn't overflow with complexity, but it is a clean well executed blend of traditional ingredients and style.

Mouthfeel – medium body with medium carbonation for an American craft lager.

Drinkability & Notes – So smooth and easy to drink with a solid flavor profile. I like this beer, but its not really heavy enough to be a winter beer, more of a fall beer in my mind.

 1,027 characters

Photo of KeeganRabelhofer
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of SSGCujo
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stickyb
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured into a pint glass. Thick golden head, with a dark appearance. Goes down smooth, not too bitter for sure. A real solid drinking beer one can enjoy. It's a lot better than I expected.

 188 characters

Winter Skål from Capital Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 305 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe