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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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The Flame is a very interesting concept and there is not enough space to describe it here. You’ll have to visit our website for the complete story. But it will suffice to say that this is the "birth beer" of the concept. In this stage it is a blend of Autumnal Fire and a formula for something we whipped together and called "Imperial Fire." Combined they form the beginning of the Eternal Flame, a deeply amber hued Doppelbock that is 9.1 ABV of silky malt intensity.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pretty good tho perhaps a hair under imperial. Great appearance; very good in all other regards but seems to be missing the heavy hitting of imperial style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 10/22/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Pretty good beer. With an aggressive pour I got a small off white head that quickly settled down to a ring and no lace. Color is a very lovely, clear, red orange amber with a couple of tiny bubble trails. Aroma is great upon opening with an immediate whiff of sweet malt. Out of the glass are also caramel, toffee, fruit, and a very slight hint of butterscotch. Flavor is similar to nose with an excellent balancing effect from carbonic tang and bittering hops. Finish is like flavor with also a little banana, of good length, and some alcohol at the very end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4060) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Strong malty aroma, almost reminiscent of a barley wine. Deep maltiness in flavor, mildly sweet as well with a graininess throughout. Somewhat reminds me of Sam Adams version, an imperial of the style, pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whitebear (41) - - APR 14, 2012
Overall another great example of dopplebock with mild to little bittering and no hop flavor. Something of a unique tale that they will be using half of the brewed batch in future annual releases. This is something of a nice malty sweetness that is candy to the beer drinker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
On tap at GTMW. Poured clear, honeyed orange with a light, wispy white head. The aroma was sweet with vanilla and aged caramel leading.. dry, yeasty undertones.. very well done for the style. The flavor found sweeter caramel, toffee, and vanilla at the core, with dry white peppery and yeasties around and throughout.. very nice earthy hop accents on the finish.. great stuff! Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. everything worked well together.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear copper gold with a small off white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is caramel malt and honey. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt and brown sugar with sweet finish. Easy to drink, a very good doppelbock from Capital.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
These guys love thier doppelbocks. This one is a sweet amberish one with deep, rich malt tones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1345) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Dark amber with small white head that quickly disappears. Sweet malty with some dark fruits. Medium full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uwbeaker (3) - - MAR 21, 2014 does not count
Beautiful brown/dark red appearance. Wonderful aroma and palate with a slow burn at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1591) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
GTMW. Deep amber-red. Big caramel/toasted maltiness and spice from the alcohol. Fruity, toasted, and caramel malts weave a background of malt domination. Some spiciness and alcohol heat. Moderate to full mouthfeel. Good, but didn’t get the wow I was anticipating.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
Given how delicious Autumnal Fire is, I was somewhat disappointed by this one. Very good, but not as good as the original.


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