boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours copper...has malty bread strong wang aroma...taste is skunky caramel bitterness... Prolly last time i will try this
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jlruthven (594) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap for about the 100th time. No hops and a fair amount of malt. Not a session beer, but drinkable.
jmohno (1348) - Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light copper pour witha frothy head diminishing quickly.
Aroma of grainy distinct malt,light sweetness,mild orange/citrus zest like fruit floral note.
Taste is smooth farily sweet somewhat slick witha distinct maltiness as well as hopness there is a orange citrus quality to this.Pronounce grain taste with a light sweetness and a citrus rindy mild bittering.Hops and malt are both equally shown well taste is smooth and clean with a slight sweet stickyness,pretty sessionable and good character.
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2015 At Cafe Selmarie. Malty and sweetness like a week version of a heller bock. Not bad. Serving: Bottle
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) amber wiht small white head. Malt aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, some grassy hops; maybe it was just because it was called "winter" but I’d’ve sworn there was some spice in there as well.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint glass.
Appearance: Clear amber-gold with frothy off-white head.
Aroma: Biscuit, caramel, cherry and spicy & floral noble hops.
Taste: Great fruity malts (cherry and some other stuff) with layers of bread, toast and biscuit. Lightly spicy, floral and bitter on the finish.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium body, nice dry and crisp finish.
Overall: Not exactly sure why this is a winter seasonal. But I am sure that this is an excellent Vienna-like lager - well balanced with tasty malts but a nice, dry hop kick. Capital knows how to make lagers with the best of them.
BVery (8685) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Semi-hazy golden/amber pour with a nice fluffy white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is caramel malt and earthiness. Medium palate, medium carbonation. Taste is hop forward, but not overly bitter, with earthy malts backing it up. Plays like an earthy version of an APA. Pretty solid brew.