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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A blazing rich beer, this is a doppelbock based on an Oktoberfest personality. Warm and intriguing, the perfect "Brandy Snifter" beer. Available September and October.


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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Three tries. On tap draft, out of the tank at the brewery, and bottled. Loses a lot in the translation to bottle, IMO. Draft and from the tank - outstanding. Reddish/gold color, a little thick and heavy but good for a cool fall day. Definite toasted malt, grainy, caramel/toffee. Seemed to me it lost the caramel/toffee notes. Capital brews outside Madison,but tankers to Stephenís Point for bottling, and the warehouse was really warm - thinkiní that isnít good.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
20-Feb-14 (12-oz bottle)
This beer pours a hazy, medium-brown body with a thin, light-tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose is sweet and caramely with dried fruits, some tropical, almost banana-like fruitiness, and brown sugar, but it lacks the classic toasty, melanoidin character of German examples. Itís sweet, very malty, and caramely on the palate, a lot more emphasis on the sugary and malty side with less fruitiness than the aroma shows, but again, whatís missing is that German melanoidin character that domestic Doppelbocks just canít seem to nail. Itís medium-plus in weight, sweet but not to the point of being cloying, light-medium in carbonation, and pretty smooth on the palate. Overall, this is a fine domestic Doppelbock, deliciously malty, but falls short of excellence when compared to its German counterparts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (427) - Madison, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a hazy red/orange with slight tan head. Aroma is very full of spice and sweet slightly boozy notes. Taste is slightly sweet with a warming long lasting aftertaste. A great beer for the fall or some good football

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is crystal clear with an amber to copper hue, accompanied by a dense light tan head that sticks around for a bit.
Aroma: The aroma is how I like my doppelbocks, mildly fruity with big malts. I get a lot of sticky caramel and brown sugar with a fig fruitiness. The aroma is sweet and pleasant with good strength.
Taste: The flavor matches the aroma. The intro is big sweet malts that run through, becoming bigger by the finish. The finish becomes a blend of raisins and caramel, very enjoyable. The finish is quick though leaving a raisin and caramel afterthought.
Palate: Full-bodied, a sticky feel to it, with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is a good doppelbock, I have no complaints about it. The only reason Iím not enamored with this is that I feel Troegenator is ultimately a better beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2560) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Tap at RusTeak. Big amber caramel pour. Big malty sweet aroma with a hint of cherry. Big malt body, little hop bite with slight hint of cherry and warm bread. Big beer, but booze is hidden well. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloshgator (347) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Capital Autumnal Fire I had seems to be different from the one that everyone else had. I donít really get the excitement. The bottle on mine says 7.8% ABV, so maybe this one is different. Decent head on the amber pour, but not a lot of body. Aroma is fresh and malty. Taste is a generic malt with caramel notes and not a lot of hop character. Sugary aftertaste hangs on the palate. Autumnal Fire is ok but certainly not due the hype.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (628) - - NOV 24, 2013
Ruby red pour--very interesting color for the style; off-white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, sweet malts. Taste is sweet sugary bready malts, brown sugar. Thin-medium mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
10/17/13 trade from Jamil. What a great Doppelbock! Sweet malt, taffy and brown sugar scent. Dark bronze pour with a medium smooth feel. Sweet malt up front, rich and nutty, brown sugar and taffy finish with a hint of alcohol, but mostly all a great rich flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle--I'm liking the doublebocks. Amber color, the best definition of an amber color I say, brew with no head and like carbonation. Malty aroma with some caramel. Taste is malt, without roast and caramel. The finish is syrupy and sticky. No trace of alcohol. Wish I had a cellar! Total wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (933) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Beautiful, auburn colored body was clear, and the beer displayed little carbonation, and formed no head. The smell was a mixture of sour dark skinned fruits, caramel, cocoa and coffee. The taste was very fruity, brimming with flavors of cherries, and fig, as well as showing off some vanilla, toffee, and just a hint of chocolate. The body was thicker than medium dense, with sticky initial feel, and a dry finish. I believe this is the first beer from this brewery Iíve sampled. It probably wonít be the last, based on the quality of this one.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dament (3) - Seaside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013 does not count
This is my favorite beer, period. No one can beat Capital Breweries Dopplebocks. My only complaint is that I canít get this in California!!!! But I did ship 4 cases with me when I moved!!!


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