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Capital Brown Ale

Formerly brewed at Capital Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Middleton, Wisconsin USA


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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
This brown ale has a deep brown tone and an exceptionally creamy head which is derived from imported crystal malts. The crystal malts are also responsible for a rich, nutty flavor. Mild hop presence from imported Fuggles and Brewers Gold balance the unique malt combination

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Red/brown color. Sweet nutty aroma. Tastes slightly of nuts, but more so of chocolate. A good solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Bottled. Hey, this is probably the best of the beers I've sampled from this brewery, which otherwise hews too closely to style. A nice malty smell greets me when I pop the bottle, then it pours a nice thick head over a dark brown body. I get a taste of roasted coffee, maybe even chicory atop a bed of caramel. A sharp hop sting gives it a little fruity note like… all I can come up with is blackberries. Carbonation enhances the delivery of flavor. This is close to being a nut brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Deep amber color out of the bottle with a beige ring for a head with some lacing. Sweet malty nose. Lots of caramel malt sweetness and the astringent grain taste that I associate with brown ales. Decent balance and good with food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Bottle. Yup, it’s a brown ale. Nutty, caramel, very smooth, good mouthfeel. Does not have the sour taste that I tasted in the other 2 Capital beers that I have had recently. Good slightly bitter finish. The nut flavor is definitely here!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2007
Date: 3/31/2007
Serving: 12 oz bottles shared by Jason. Thanks for bringing this with you and sharing...
Event: Rye Pale Ale (10 gallons) brew out.
Location: shigadeyo’s house.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Caramel and some fruits and light nut.
Appearance: Hazy chesnut brown color with a dense, creamy and rocky head that looks like whipped cream. It also leaves some lacing.
Flavor: Chocolate and caramel malt. Also has some creamy butterscotch/toffee flavors like an English beer.
Palate: Medium to medium-full body that’s smooth, creamy, and mellow.
Overall: A good English-style Brown Ale and another fine brew from one of my new favorite microbreweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body ringed by a thin circle of white bubbles. Smell: Mild aroma nutty malts with some hints of wood. Taste: Sweetish maltiness with tastes of nuts and toffee. Leafy hop character. Very mild, balancing hop bitterness. Drying finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A nice, light session brown that goes down super easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2008
Clear brown with caramel and nutty aroma. Tastes of nuts and roasted malts, more malty than hoppy. Decent for a brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Smells hoppy. Very smooth, easygoing brown ale. Crisp aftertaste, finishes clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Brown in color with a small fizzy head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is malt and caramel. Very good finsh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Bottle: Borwn hued with a reddish highlight, small but ever lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has hints of walnut and cashews, carmalized and pale malts, floral hops, and a touch of dried pear. The taste is a smooth balance of sweet malts and mild bitters, not that complex but never got boring either. Some fruity undertones noticed as well as the expected nutty finish. The feel is a bit chalky but refreshing enough for the style. A above average brown ale and that says a lot. Worth a try.

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