Autumnal Fire | Capital Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by UncleJimbo on 01-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
589
Reviews:
340
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
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82
Gots:
35
For Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark caramel orange body, two finger white head that made me a bit suspicious, but it all worked out in the end. Good retention, lots of lacing. Smells of toffee for days; lots of caramel, molasses, dark fruit, pumpernickel bread. Overly sweet nose. Flavour is similar; heavy toffee, caramel, biscuit with a bit of honey drizzled on top, light nuttiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, even a bit sticky, good carbonation, moderate grassy bitterness on the finish. Big doppelbock with a slightly sticky finish.

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Photo of eldoctorador
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy, dark orange with a one-finger, foamy, white head. Much carbonation.
A wonderful, Carmel malt smell. The hop pops just the right amount. And leaves just a bit of bitterness. The breadiness also brings an enjoyable factor.
Taste of Carmel malt as well. This is amazingly smooth! This is probably the best Capital beer.

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3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite doppelbocks and always a treat when I can find it... and save it.
While its aroma is its least strong feature, its taste and mouthfeel are exceptional. Sweet malts balanced by just enough hops. In the mouth, it one of the smoothest lagers I can recall and as smooth (or smoother) than all but the top five oatmeal stouts. If you have the patience to let this lager warm, you are in for an even finer treat.

My only complaint: they don't make enough of it.

This beer is listed in the "1001" and deserves to be there. Randy Mosher, my favorite beer reviewer living in Chicago, made an interesting point in his "1001" review that I share: "Most craft-brewed lagers stick pretty closely to Bavarian styles and the few examples that push the boundaries -- such as Autumnal Fire does -- stand out. "

In the Big Picture, this might also be why many of the better lager brewers are from the Midwest: we deviate less from the American norm !

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.61/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A dark brown pour, thin head, 1/5". Aroma was thick, roast, molasses and brown sugar.

So much alcohol noticeable. Thick viscosity. Devoid of hops, steroids and prunes. Fucking dark bitter coffee malt notes.

Not my style, I just can't get into something that the alcohol runs so strong in. I mean, there's 20%+ beers I really dig, but this just tastes way too strong for my tastes.

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2.88/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxOhle
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodchipper
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ahuey333
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Welch
3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Autumnal Fire from Capital Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 589 ratings.
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