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RATINGS: 259   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Thanks to the BigBadBear63 for this distant brew!
A gleaming copper body with a frothy tan head. Hints of caramel, lemon, raspberry and tangerine in the nose….. Also reminds me of fresh honey buttered wheat bread. The flavor is terrific! Very malty but nodules of a hop bite catch me off guard. I really like the honey and nutty presence; it seems so very well balanced! A very enjoyable toasty finish; One of the BEST Lagers I have ever sampled!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
A hazy light amber with a medium thick off-white head. Slightly sweet malt aroma with some spices and yeast(an almost Belgian quality). Taste of caramel winter spices and malt. Creamy feel. As with all Capital beers easy drinking and well made.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Light tan, quick dying head over bubbly clear amber. Watery in mouth with light flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4735) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Copper tinted amber body with a thick dense tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, nuts, piney hops and a bit of some raisin/pit fruit presence. Medium-bodied; Strong caramel and malt flavour with a bit of the sweetness popping through and becoming very noticeable. A light toasted malt taste becomes evident in the palate after a few seconds of tasting it. Overall, a very nice beer-MUCH more of a Vienna than a 'Lager', but very recommended! I was lucky enough to get a twelve ounce bottle of this in a local trade from BigBadBear63, Cheers Mike! I sampled this beer on 15-December-2003.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2007 Very caramelly for being light on the mouth. Smooth, nicely carbonated. Creamy, lasting head. A little bit of smoke in the aroma. Burnt amber. Nice, toffeeish aftertaste. Thanks, David P.!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Crystal clear, deep amber lager with a small, creamy, white head. The nose has some light chocolate and butterscotch notes. Well-balanced flavor, but light-bodied and thin. Silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Crisp, clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Poured a dark golden color with a small white head and some lacing. Lemon, straw, vanilla spice aroma. Taste was dominated by vanilla malt and some alcohol that slightly coated the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2003
I got a lot of flavor out of this. It had a nice big bocky quality, with light berry notes coming in from all over the place. Nuanced and nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Amber color with a large white head. Malty but needs something to balance the flavor. Weak finish. Overall good but not the best beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Clear amber body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, berry fruity, light toffee. Taste is pretty sweet, berry fruity, some caramel, light toffee and earthy. Medium palate.

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