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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A pleasingly warming beer with it's amber hue showing off it's rich malt heritage. Mildly bittered with a smooth hop flavor complementing the malt. Winter Skal makes a person welcome the onslaught of the cold. Available November through January.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Draught: clear, lightly golden amber. Fizzy, persistent head. Outrageous mouthfeel - over carbonated (even for me, I really enjoy tingly palates) The flavours developed wonderfully - hay and grass, thick gooey malts. . . peppery finish that leaves the mouth a little confused: is this a moist, mouth watering brew, or a dry elegant sipper? I liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Another nice beer from Capital Brewery! Had this one on the tour. ou get these cool shot-glass type glasses to sample beer with on their tour. Mine will now be used to consume Jim Beam.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2590) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2004
Toasted caramelly nose. Amber color and no head. Sweet sugary malt with some toastedness. Long metallic dry finish. Thinish, but overall pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Clear, bright amber-y color, huge head, tapioca-like, effervescent and slow to crumble down. Aroma: nice! Uplifting, arousing, soft, and sweet, immediate notes of spices, but stonger impressions of fruits, peach, apricot, etc., and yeasty, too, like an oddly spiced fruity bread. No, I mean it! Big with the malt, and delicious. Now, to taste... Lusciously fills the mouth, sweetly greets the tongue, hapily floods the palate, very smooth, very tasty. Thick and substantial, a warm and rewarding brew. I'd forgotten how good this is, and I need to head out and restock before it goes away again. I tried it last year and thought, :"eh, I don't like "winter lagers"...now, I don't know what I was thinking then, this is just about perfect. Gets spicier and fruitier, without going too far, lush malts continue. Body and finish are both around medium, but the tasty flavor is what shines brightest. With any luck, this will be my spring beer this season...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2004
malty aroma with a tinge o sweet hops. sweet flava. a little thin... not much of a finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomxcs (321) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2005 Translucent amber color with quickly dissipating white head. Somewhat piney & malty aroma, although weak. Moderate hoppy taste with a decent amount of bitterness, a little too carbonated for my tastes. Overall, good & drinkable. One of the better Capital brews.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Deep clear- amber in color, has a nice white head that doesn't last very long, light malty bready aroma. Sweet caramel malty flavor, mild hop profile it does have a nice clean finish, light to medium body, seems kind of bland and watery, overall not all that bad but average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
light amber color with an off white head diminishes quickly, malt, fruit, and sweet aroma...malt comes through in the flavor with a subtle butterscotch and very light bitterness, light body with slight carbonation and quite smooth finish...very drinkable

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Clear light brown body, small head. Sweet aroma malty and fruity. Taste is fruity and sweet with some toffee flavor. Body is thin and watery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Not all that bad. Pours darker with a thin tan head with good lacing on the glass. Malts and some caramel in the nose with more dominant hops and bitterness in the flavour. Not bad, and very easy to drink.


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