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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Very balanced and enjoyable to drink. Quite fruity for a lager with a pleasant bitterness to ass. Malty and a good relaxing brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2003
Nice nose, very malty. Clear, slightly amber in color. Good sized head that fades away quickly. Malty in that British nutty-toffee sort of way. Finishes unpleasantly medicinal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Smooth and creamy palate. Flavors were an alcoholic Werthers toffee with added herbs. Not unpleasant, but too sweet after awhile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1359) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Nice heady malt aroma. Good clear appearance slight head. Very nice malty taste. Good mouthfeel. Nice flavor. Great finish. A wonderful winter beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2004 Vienna-like maltiness with a slight, peppery hop finish. Beautiful head, dull amber color. Nice warmer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Perfumy, heavy hop aroma. Small, off-white, mostly diminishing head with fair lacing. Hazy, sparkling, amber body. Moderately bitter, features notes of peat reminiscent of those in Shiner’s Winter Ale. Mellows a bit as it warms. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Bottled. Appearance is the best thing about this, lovely red with a lasting creamy head. Kind of weak smoky/peaty aroma; flavor also on the dim side, earthy with a hint of maple, little hops, smooth quick finish. Not terrible, but not up to Capital’s standards.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Bottle. Copper red color with a diminished head. Dark burnt malt aroma and flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2004 Deep chestnut brown W/ ruby hues, (sound familiar?)decent off white head, poor retention. Sweet fruity nose with some spices too! good complex aroma. Creamy smooth mouthfeel with drawn out finish. Spicy notes kind of creep up out of nowhere. Balanced very well. One of Capitol's best bottled brews.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2002
Interesting, moderately malty and hoppy aroma. Has a touch of spice to it, but is otherwise standard and kinda dull.


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