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

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Ratings:
589
Reviews:
340
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle I tried was the 2013 version, still have a 2014 to try as well but this review is for the '13 so here it goes.

Bit of head on it and a nice amber color to it. Smell was the typical malty style from a dopplebock and definitely sweet which rolled into the taste of course. Bit of a malt bomb but the style is supposed to be one. Very much a classic interpretation on the style that comes off well. A bit malty and sweet for me but very very solid for sure. A good example to give someone who is new to the style for a classic take on it. Enjoy and I will edit this for the 2014 version if there is a big difference.

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Photo of jmarko579
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lesingnon
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep coppery-brown that pours with about a finger of white foam. Head quickly recedes to a thin ring, not really any evident lacing.

Scent: Has a very prominent scent, big on the malt. Biscuity sweetness is definitely the aroma that jumps out at me here.

Taste: Heavy on the malt flavors, just like the smell biscuity-sweetness really jumps out at me. And it blends nicely with some balancing hop bitterness.

Feel: Very smooth and easy-drinking, you'd never guess the ABV is as high as it is from drinking it.

Overall: I'd been wanting to try a Doppelbock for quite a while, and this certainly didn't disappoint. Certainly a beer worth drinking as the days shorten and cool.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbwalters
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of italianstallion
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmgallag
3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tastes medicinal to me. No real aroma or positive mouthfeel going on here either. I don't know, if you like cherry cough syrup this is maybe your thing. Not going to try this one again.

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Photo of pkkosmatka
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Minuteman
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: slight fruit, bread, sweet malt, strong malt aromas, slight toast, light caramel, no hops, fruit is grape, no roast or burnt malt. Appearance: Brilliant deep copper, off white fluffy head but low retention, ruby highlights, not a lot of lace but some legs. Flavor: rich malt sweetness, a little alcohol that shows up especially in the aftertaste, some hop bitterness in the background for balance but overall leans to the malt. Pleasant mix of alcohol, and malt, long malt after taste. Mouthfeel: Medium full body, medium low carbonation, slight warming, creamy, smooth. Overall Impression: very drinkable, not cloying, smooth, strong and rich.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MacQ32
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Copper, mostly hazy but translucent. Very little head, but a touch persists. A bit of lacing, but not much.

S - Very subtle sour note, with a bigger toffee hit.

T - Follows through with the toffee nose, sweet and delicious. Close brings that light sourness, along with a bit of bitterness.

M - Mild carbonation, but brisk and easy to drink, with no sign of the solid ABV.

O - A delicious malt-forward flavor. Sweet, with the ABV well hidden, but definitely there. Solid.

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

Photo of Lucular
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Crisp, strong aroma has a malty core with an underpinning of honey, cinnamon and cloves. Pours a clear, dark copper, almost mahogany, with a fairly thick light wheat head. Malty flavor has firm earthy, caramel, and honey tones with just hints of spice and wood. Texture has decent body and fizz, leaving an earthy, slightly woody finish and a persistent tingle. Happy Autumn!

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