awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jonhall (62) - - JUL 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
starewich (169) - - OCT 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
igneous1 (1529) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
deep amber color, head is creamy but a little thin. the head did last though. pretty thin flavor..little bit of a bitter finish
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent dunkel. Capital can be hit or miss with their German-styled lagers, this one is middle of the road, however.