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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2011
[Bottle] Pours deep amber with a nice off-white head that fades quite rapidly. Aroma is very, very weak when first poured. Toasted malt really comes out as it warms, which is one dimensional, but I really like it. Taste is pretty nice, with lots of toasted malt again, very faint citrus notes in the background, an undefinable sweetness (I wanted to say caramel, but that tends to be a catchall for me, and this is a little different), and a separate, light estery sweetness. Medium mouthfeel, good finish length. Overall, a simple, albeit enjoyable beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
12 oz twist off bottle. It pours an amber/orange, like an oktoberfest. The smell is clean with a big grainy smell. There is a hint of diacetyl in the smell, it smells buttery. The taste is very basic, the diacetyl is still there though. It is basic and grainy. This beer is about as basic as it gets, with little flavor. Like a watered down butterier oktoberfest beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-01-2010 22:45:01

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2011
On tap at Wicked Hop, pours dark reddish brown, white head. Aroma has notes of earthy hops, caramel, some spice, biscuit with some spice. Taste is some warm caramel, spice, touch of earthy hops, and a slightly bitter slightly sweet finish. Nice brew, tasty and drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2011
12 oz bottle pours to clear golden amber color. Aroma is a nice mix of hops and malty sweetness. Taste is kind of bland, with subtle hop and malt taste. No real spice profile. Overall eh! Ok seasonal but nothing I’d want to buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle... Poured clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma had lots of bread tones, earthy and sweet. Not much with hops, but a little bit of hop flavors, very worry and grainy. Clean, smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours a beautiful golden amber with a nice effervesence and a creamy white-tan head. Nose is malt and yeast. Nice mouthfeel, the flavor profile is malt and yeast with a nice hops finish. A very, smooth, satisfying brew. A good companion to sardines or smoked salmon on soda crackers.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Aroma-grainy malts. Pleasant, but not overwhelming. Appearance - A lovely dark amber hue. Taste - A bready malt with maybe a hint of nut, followed by a noticeable but not strong hop finish. Palate - A fuller, smooth bodied lager. Carbonation is pleasant and not over done. Overall - A great seasonal from Capital. It’s similar to Capital Amber but fuller bodied and more complex tasting. I’ll be more than willing to drink this through the cold Wisconsin winter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dekester1 (312) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Poured a nice red-amber with a minimal head and lace. Aroma of mainly malt with tinge of sweetness and grain. Taste was mainly malty with grains and a touch of hay. It finished with low-moderate hops and a slight sour twist. Palate was real nice. Overall, a decent seasonal effort from the folks at Capital.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drdisque (526) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 Fairly spicy and moderately roasted with a touch of hops are the primary characteristics of this medium bodied beer. I was surprised they called it a Vienna on here. Also somewhat strong alcohol note for its somewhat restrained ABV.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (985) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Fruit malt, spice, and caramel aroma notes. Amber with a beige head. Sweet caramel, roast, and mild fruit flavours. Smooth with decent balance.


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