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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.
2014 vintage - 5.8% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (675) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Amber colored, light head. Cereal aroma and malt. Taste is malt heavy with some bitterness for balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil (147) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12 oz. Bottle. Poured a golden copper with a one finger head (aggressive pour). Taste is as advertised. Nice malt flavor with a bitter finish. It's frustrating to read reviews by people that don't seem to know the style of beer they are reviewing. This beer is a good example of it's style. Period. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Tap at Old Chicago-Uptown. Pours a clear copper. Aroma is spices. Flavor is meh, at best. Nothing too special here. Lots of spices and malts but nothing stands out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (316) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap @ Siver Creek. (11/30). Pours a light, warm copper. No noticeable head or even residual foam. Faint aroma of bready yeast and even fainter, hops. Hops is the first thing to hit the tonque, followed by a mellowing malt; hints of cumin and pepper. Flavors linger nicely on the tonque. Medium body. Overall - very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Ok, see that ratings are all over the map for this one. I happen to like it, more than I’d have guessed. Nice light malt, a small amount of barnyard, some light but interesting spice, easy drinking, but with enough alcohol to proclaim "I’m a beer." Even the doughy aftertaste is ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brian60625 (746) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7333) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidelis83 (2270) - 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.

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