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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
12 ounce bottle. This is one of the better beers I’ve had from Capital Brewing. It has a brown sugar flavor. Copper color. Light to medium bodied. No bubbles, no lacing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a nice sparkling, medium copper with a light off- white head. Aroma has some nutty accents to, a trace of fresh lake water. Crisp flavor with some nuttiness, a bit of maple syrup sweetness, a trace of dates and molasses. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint glass. A: Pours a clear amber, very bubbly and lively throughout, with a one finger, white colored head forming on the pour. The head had some nice retention as it receded to a thin collar, but no substantial lace was left on the glass. S: The smell was very mild, but solid. Pale malts with a little bit of nuttiness and a little bit of roast. There was some mild citrus flavors in the background. T: The taste was much like the nose. Pale malts that were slightly grainy in nature with a little bit of caramel sweetness as well. Mild citrus rinds and light hoppiness round it out. M: Medium bodied with a very lively mouthfeel. Carbonation was a little much for a beer that supposed to remind me of winter. O: This beer had some decent flavors, but it could have benefited from a little more caramel malt flavors and a little less carbonation. Overall a solid beer though. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-23-2012

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 3/18/11. Spending a few days in the TN mountains with some friends, and one of them brought a sixer of this. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark amber with a thick 2-finger beige head. Light lace left behind. Nose is bready with light yeast, sugar. Faint floral hops noted as well. Good crisp mouth, that mellows to a moderate fullness. Toasted caramel, toast, light juicy hops. Finish is bready and full. This is a pretty good lager here. Not one of my favorite styles, but a good representation. I’m continually impressed with Capital. Keep it up.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2012
Pours a clear coppery amber with a 2 finger, creamy, fluffy offe white head. Aroma is toast, buttery toffee, floral, white bread crust, spicy hops and a light mineral note. Flavor is toast, nutty malt, buttery toffee, cereal grain, earthy, palnty hops and some booziness. Palate is light to medium bodied, dry, but oily throughout, much more dry toward the finish, but always pretty oily and has a light to moderate, but sharp carbonation. Not bad for a Vienna, but it’s rare that I enjoy a Vienna all that much. Way too buttery.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
boozedude (1731) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours copper...has malty bread strong wang aroma...taste is skunky caramel bitterness... Prolly last time i will try this

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle pours copper with an eggshell head. Aroma shows light toffee/caramel, sweet mandarin oranges, and an underlying floral character. Flavor is sweet and somewhat spicy with a light bready malt presence and a touch of earth. Overall body is light and the finish is lightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlruthven (542) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Tap at Capital Tap Haus. Pours rusty red, slight haze, not much head to speak of. No real noticeable hop presence, but some great spices and rich malts on both the nose and tongue. Surprisingly hearty finish. Don’t think I’d want more than one, but a decent curve ball.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2012
12 oz bottle drom steves madison. Ar: Dominant malt aroma. Bread dough, biscuit malt and a touch of caramel. A bit overly malty sweet aroma for me. Touch of apicyness. Ap: Pours a clear amber with a one inch off white head. Decent retention and nice rings of lace. T: Pretty sweet corn and biacuity and caramel malt flavora. Hop profike is very mild, what character is there is a touch of vlack pepper and some grassy coriander. P: Medium body with assertive carbonation. O: Not nearly as into thisnbeer as i am with cap amber. Just too much sticky zweet malt.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2012
On tap for about the 100th time. No hops and a fair amount of malt. Not a session beer, but drinkable.


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