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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 ReRate-it had been a few years since i had this beer. my best friend from back home came to my door with a 6er of this stuff. pours an orange hue with minimal white head. is it me or all of capital’s beers slightly under-carbonated? slight tea aroma-vanilla and caramel flavors in the finish. some grainy malt flavors. a good session beer for the winter months.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2002
A really great beer with no defects. If there was anything I’d change it would be a touch more body and possibly some more late hop character - but OK as is. I’d like another. I think the ’Winter’ title implies a little more than the English Strong Ale category can really deliver.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2002
Crystal clear light amber. Small foamy edge head. Zero carbonation. Faint toasted caramel popcorn aroma. Medium body. Popcorn malts with some light caramel sweetness. Very slight herbal hop flavor. Lightly flavored, like a Vienna light. No hint of alcohol besides a mild alcohol spice kick. Begins to smell like an Oktoberfest. Finishes with a toasty sweet maltiness. Good session brew, but a thin Winter seasonal.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
legion242 (2188) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2002
Pale copper color; Fluffy head- looks like whipped cream; Nose has cornmeal and cinnamon?. Am I missing something here? Tastes heavily of adjuncts. Very Malt-Liquor like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2002
I’ll rate the 2001 version. I really like this recipe. A nice copper color with a solid head. This year’s seems to be a little young and could have used a few more weeks of lagering, ah the pressures of getting shelf space. A really nice malt flavor, I believe begium aromatic malts give this smooth mouth feel (kind of like rye). I look forward to tapping the keg in my refrigerator in a few weeks to see if the extra aging help.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2002
It seems like all of the Capital beers are starting to taste the same, which isn’t a bad thing. A bit too mild to be classified as a winter brew, the mix of malt and hops is great as always. Also seems a bit pale in appearance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2001
A nice malty taste and aroma. Now I am ready for winter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2617) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2001
Malty (amber style) aroma. The color of a slightly used penny, although quite clear and brilliant. Normal head/carbonation. Somewhat like a cross between an American Amber and a British Bitter Style. (Is it an ESB?) Slightly sweet caramel amber flavors, quickly giving way to somewhat spicy hops. Rather dry finish. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2001
Decently malty lager with odd spicy notes. Tastes like ther is a little bit of nutmeg present, which is odd considering that the label does not claim that the beer is spiced.


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