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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Without a doubt the finest dark beer brewed in the United States. Styled after a traditional Munchener-Dunkel, Dark is a rich, delicious beer combined with excellent drinkability - a rare combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Mostly transparent, coppery brown color with a thin layer of filmy off-white head. Undercarbonated relative to other draft offerings, but not unforgivably so. Somewhat thin, dark roasted malt aroma with hints of boiled coffee. Hints of nutty malt, but certainly not rich in malt depth. Clean, yeast-wise. No hop aroma. Medium-light bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a thin, flabby texture. Too drinkable, in that the richness of malt is completely lost to me. A faint coffee-tinged roast malt flavor lingers on the palate, but there isn’t a richness of underlying malt character to support it, so it ends up tasting a little bit limp. Watery, with a hint of roast. A rare disappointment from a brewery that usually delivers a great example of a US generated traditional German lager style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours dark clear brown with ruby hints. The aroma is sweet lager and fruits and the flavor is typical sweet flavors with slight roast. The mouthfeel is medium carbonation with a slight creaminess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2010
Label said Capital Dark Lager, I’ll assume this is that beer unless I hear otherwise. Cola-like pour with a short off-white head and minimal lacing. Toasty malts and sugary sweetness along with some light spice. The flavor was nutty and toasted malts with a touch of sweetness. Thin body with lots of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonhall (62) - - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Very dark with an earthy taste. Our original garden brau according to label. A lager not an ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Small head, off white, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, clear, dark brown/black. Malty toasted aroma Sweet acidic flavor Medium body, watery to oily, soft carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
starewich (169) - - OCT 24, 2012
Aggressively smoky malt and considerable tree-bark bitterness with a mismatched palate that’s watery and fizzy like diet soda. Alcohol comes through in the finish. Adjuncty sweetness builds up in the mouth throughout the drink and sticks around.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1529) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2002
deep amber color, head is creamy but a little thin. the head did last though. pretty thin flavor..little bit of a bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Nice malty nose. The flavor seemed rather thin with a smokey taste predominant. Beer may have been old, noting a metallic taste that diminished as I took a few sips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Bummer. I had such high expectations for this beer since the Capital Brewery usually gets quite high marks. They brew some really ODD beers, too, like a rice beer. Cool. Anyway, on to the subject at hand: it was a bit bitter and just didn’t get me enthused like it should’ve. I didn’t get that much malt flavor out of it. Have a Xingu instead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Decent dunkel. Capital can be hit or miss with their German-styled lagers, this one is middle of the road, however.

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