DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.
Rando7 (754) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours clear dark amber with brief white head and nice lacing. Aroma - not much there, a little caramel and slight hops. Taste really pretty pleasant with sweet malts, caramel and spices followed by a prolonged but mild hoppy finish. Palate thin without being watery, moderate carbonation. Alcohol not evident. Nice beer but don’t think I would seek it out. Not sure why they call this warming or a winter beer.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Cantillon tulip.
Pours a light bronze color and is quite transparent, though no real visible carbonation. Pretty good head with some nice lacing as it goes down. Persistent head with good retention. Nice cap as it eventually falls. The nose has a bit of light toasted bread plus a touch of caramel. Taste has a bit of grain and bread and a mild bitterness on the back end. Finishes pretty dry after a light body with higher levels of carbonation. Drinkability is decent enough. Not my favorite style, but this does a decent job hitting the high notes that I’d consider possibilities here.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-02-2011
sthlm (1233) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[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.
crossovert (7961) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.