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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Slightly malty and lightly hopped, this clean refreshing golden lager is the perfect beer to quench your thirst on a warm sunny day.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a perfectly clear light copper/straw with a fizzy two finger head and decent retention. Body is thin and strongly carbonated, no stickiness. Fairly mild flavor profile as expected, a bit of bread and maybe a touch of honey on the finish. Pretty simple, but I think this is a nicely made beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayduke (3341) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
This 16 oz can was sent to me by Strykzone, my trading partner premier. The brew poured butterscotch color with a good sized white head and very little lacing. Nose of floral and grassy hops. Medium body. Flavor is dominated by the hops, and the finish shows some pepper. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a nice clear straw yellow color with white head. Cereal grains, a hint of corn, bread, and some pine hops on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little malt backbone.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (700) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Pale golden with thin white head. Aroma of light grain an some hops. Light body, grain, light sweetness, and some hop bitterness. A decent summer offering.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (7515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Can. Corn and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with giant head. Sweet corn/barley malt, hay and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Okay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doubelknv3 (979) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Golden, white head, decent lacing, golden with lite copper hue. Sweet malt, lite lemon, mild floral, mild citrus aroma. Medium bodied, mild citrus, mild caramel, cereal. Malt driven with lite bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
This is a curious beer. It seems to be lightly tart and yet itís a lager. Say what you will about Capital but they are not the kind of brewery that lets infected beers out the door and this is a summer seasonal drank in the summer so itís not old. I am not sure how that all works but at least it is tasty. It is a cloudy orange color w/ a quickly dissipating white head that leaves behind a good, patchy bit of lace. The nose is slightly fruity--lemon zest mostly--w/ a slight lavender/baby powder kind of character. The taste here is light and very slightly tart. This strikes me as being kind of saison-like w/ lots of interesting floral notes from the yeast and whatever else spent its time eating the wort. It is medium bodied with crisp carbonation and rather refreshing. There is a slight cereal grain character here and a touch of sweetness as well. It finishes w/ a very light touch of lemon juice tartness and a touch of banana. I really donít know what to make of this. Given the purported style, I would say this is probably infected and yet it tastes really nice. I might classify this beer as it is as a Berliner Weiss or something: mildly tart, mild flavor, crisp and refreshing. It is a good beer but seems to be that way accidentally. As a lager, this is all kinds of wrong, but as a beer I like it a lot and I chose to rate it as the latter.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Can: Clear gold with a large, cream-white head. Scent is lemon, grain malt. Taste is slightly bitter barley malt, lemon, honey. Better than most macros, but....a bit dull.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pkbites (674) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Meh. Bottle. Average looking pour. Grassy, lemony aroma. Little presence of malt, only lightly hopped. I get what Capital is trying to do with some of their brews. Like this, and Supper Club. But campy and kitschy does not equal flavor. This is light beer +, nothing more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (685) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma has honey, bread, grassy hops, and a little bit of lemon. The main impression here of honey makes this a bit unusual. The taste retains the heavy honey notes that are complimented with a healthy amount of lime. There are minor flavors of bread and grassy hops in here as well. Aftertaste is mostly honey. Light in body with a thinner texture. Average carbonation. This is worth trying. Its different and good enough, but I think I would get tired of this if I had a few of them in a row.


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