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RATINGS: 262   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.
2014 vintage - 5.8% abv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (232) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2004
malty aroma with a tinge o sweet hops. sweet flava. a little thin... not much of a finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Pretty copper hue, with a nice white head, it’s crystal clear. Nice balanced aroma, malty (sweet and nutty), some floral hops, and a crisp and spicey yeast aroma. Good malt flavor upfront, bready then nutty, with mild bitterness. It finishes clean with a sparkling carbonation and a caramel aftertaste. This beer won’t make me excitied for winter as Capital claims, but it may help the time pass more easily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Gourgoeous copper color. Nice malty, caramel aroma that is very sturdy and appealing. Medium carbonation and a spritzy head that fades fast. Nice malty back bone, with some very subtle spice notes. Little if any hops, but that seems appropriate in this beer. It's nice having a winter beer that's not all cloves, spices and hops for a change. Nicely done, by a great brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
light amber color with an off white head diminishes quickly, malt, fruit, and sweet aroma...malt comes through in the flavor with a subtle butterscotch and very light bitterness, light body with slight carbonation and quite smooth finish...very drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (156) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2014
pours a slightly murky copper with a medium off white head. Some wispy lacing. definite biscuit with some grass aroma. Really smooth clean taste with some bitterness on the end. A little hop presence on the finish. Nicely balanced drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Orange and red in color. Had it of tap and didn’t seem to come out that much after warming up. I thought the smell was weak but sweet and fruity. Taste is almost the same good flavor but doesn’t linger on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Strong malty taste and a slightly sweet aroma. Amber in color with an off-white head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (147) - - JAN 1, 2013
Pours clear, light brown. Nose of orange peel and cinnamon. Taste is nutty and sour. Good; better colder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2002
A deceptivly pale beer for the malty punch that it packs. Like allmost everything Capital makes it is brewed very well and speaks of good quality ingredients and techniques. Light caramel and a good alcohol punch make it a fine winter beer, but it is somwhat lager like and I am not sure if the English Strong Ale catagory is a good standard to judge this fine beer by.

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