Kirby's Supper Club | Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 05-13-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden bodied swirling with lazy carbonation under a levee of stark white.
It noses of husky grains, honeyed graham cracker maltiness, dried grass and herbs, and a dollop of corn syrup.
It flows through the mouth with a brisk toasted graininess that is quickly succumbed by things sweeter...or rather clover honey impressions and corn syrup realness. It dissolves towards a light flowered and grassed hop close, that has no real bitter punch, but contains a definite flavor and punctuation. It's not complex, and it shouldn't be. Just terse and taut and well-stated.
It's a light-medium bodied with a tickling rather than fizzy CO2. Considering what it is, the heft, structure, and purpose are noteworthy.
This is a throwback to when even macros were worth drinking.

I was told by a Great Dane employee that it was more or less a test batch for [paraphrasing] a Capital test beer that might go into larger production. I hope it does, because this sort of thing has a market and can open eyes, while still being rewarding to those that think they've moved past this sort of beer.

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4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed by Capital Brewmaster Kirby Nelson in collaboration with Rob LoBreglio at the Great Dane for a benefit fundraiser for Boundless Playgrounds. Named in honor of the Wisconsin Supper Club Tradition, the goal of this beer is mimic the classic Wisconsin lagers that made Milwaukee, and in the case of Kingsbury, Manitowoc, famous. Contains Corn Syrup.

Appearance: Served in an imperial pint sized nonic glass for $3.00 Kirby's Supper Club pours an utterly transparent golden with aggressive carbonation but just a tiny white, bubbly head.

Aroma: Light grains, sweet light malts with some noticeable corn sweetness. Touches of earth and faint grassiness.

Taste: Well balanced. Crumpled scone malt flavors in the front, subtle corn sweetness in the center, with a pleasant grassy finish.

Mouthfeel: Great. This is where this beer shines. Despite the addition of corn syrup, this beer isn't sweet. It's clean and crisp with wonderfully assertive carbonation that bites at the tongue with each sip. The effect is to add greater dryness to a mildly sweet beer thus creating perfect balance.

Drinkability: This beer isn't all that interesting but it's sessionable as they come and I think it's a great example of how good an American Lager can be if you try a little. Well done.

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Kirby's Supper Club from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 2 ratings