Lupulucid (185) - - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The honeyed character of grains provides the appeal of Lake House Summer Lager. There is a bit of wonkiness that seems to come from the grains as well but it does not significantly detract from pleasant aspects. There is some complexity and sweetness while pronounced is not unreasonable.
CardsPackHawks (84) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up one during a visit to the brewery. It tastes as advertised. A light summer beer with a hint of lemon. I would pick up more of these for some easy summer drinking.
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Another pick up from Steve’s, this one caught my eye as different from the normal Capital styles I am used to. A fine light session beer is drinkable. While it might not be unique it at least felt worth the $1.99 that it cost. If offered one at a picnic I wouldn’t turn it down.
Aroma / Appearance - A rose gold base is bright and cheery. Dense white head settles over time to a thin layer of dust. Rye, oranges, and wheaty feels chewy for something under 5% ABV.
Flavor / Palate - Rye and lemon glaze sweetens the tongue after just one sip. Orange peels dried until brittle transition into a wheaty finish. The background carbonation keeps it light and lively. Just a cut above average it is decent without being unique. Pick up one, see if you like, and then maybe go back for more.
AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Monks in the Dells. Sigh. Pours yellowish orange with a white head. Aroma has lemon, bread and honey. Taste is of malty honey with some citrus. Light.
crossovert (6129) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Typical biscuity buter nature of this brewery, some light hoppiness. Easy to drink.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear golden with a creamy, sticky, well-retained off-white head.. set up nicely in the glass. The aroma picked up sweet bread and honeyed malts with light lime and salty accents.. not a whole lot going on, but it was pleasant enough. The flavor found honey and pale malts at the core, with fairly tangy lime and dry grassy bitterness around.. refreshing finish with higher acidity and more lime. Light-bodied with the right carbonation level on the palate..not the smoothest flow, though.
dekester1 (296) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a crystal clear gold with minimal head and lacing. Aroma was of fruity malts. Taste was similar with malts, followed by a slighty sour hoppiness with a hint of hay at the end. The mouthfeel was OK. Overall, not a bad brew for summer time, although this does not seem like it fits the normal pale lager category.
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Single bottle from Lemon Tree. Not sure why Capital is pumping out the pale lagers. I’m really not interested in trying all of them side-by-side to see if they’re any different. This starts with oxidation under the cap. Pale yellow under a foamy head that at least clings to glass a bit. Smell in the glass is the usual pale malt, though there may be a bit more hop at work. Taste is more of the pale lagers malt, but at least it seems to be all malt, and just a slight bit more German hop at work. Not much more than a sneeze, but a decent fishing beer.
wxman (1325) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice pale yellow with a small but decent head that skins the glass throughout. Aroma is grains and a little hop spice. Taste is sweet pale malt, corn, biscuits and some minor yet noticable hop bitterness. A summer refresher to be sure, but rather pedestrian.
wlajwl (3481) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is pale lager with a hint of grit. The flavor is the same as the aroma along with some citrus and a mildly beery finish.