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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5024) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Copper pour with white head and lace. Pepper and paper aroma. Pepper, caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied but foamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2002
I’ll rate the 2001 version. I really like this recipe. A nice copper color with a solid head. This year’s seems to be a little young and could have used a few more weeks of lagering, ah the pressures of getting shelf space. A really nice malt flavor, I believe begium aromatic malts give this smooth mouth feel (kind of like rye). I look forward to tapping the keg in my refrigerator in a few weeks to see if the extra aging help.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
notalush (4859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottlefrom Ughsmash (thanks!) - copper body with a tiny ring of lace - weak, herbal aroma, with a light, doughy sweetness - lightly sweet, with hints of vegetable and a faint hop profile - lingering breadiness in the finish -fairly unimpressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4738) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Copper tinted amber body with a thick dense tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, nuts, piney hops and a bit of some raisin/pit fruit presence. Medium-bodied; Strong caramel and malt flavour with a bit of the sweetness popping through and becoming very noticeable. A light toasted malt taste becomes evident in the palate after a few seconds of tasting it. Overall, a very nice beer-MUCH more of a Vienna than a 'Lager', but very recommended! I was lucky enough to get a twelve ounce bottle of this in a local trade from BigBadBear63, Cheers Mike! I sampled this beer on 15-December-2003.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Very large rocky head. Copper colored. Strange chemical aroma with malt. Flavor is malt, sweet carmel, and a bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Bottled. Appearance is the best thing about this, lovely red with a lasting creamy head. Kind of weak smoky/peaty aroma; flavor also on the dim side, earthy with a hint of maple, little hops, smooth quick finish. Not terrible, but not up to Capital’s standards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4402) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Amber color with a thin head. Very grainy aroma. The taste is just plain old malt with a little spice to it. Pretty plain, but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft at OF. Filtered amber-orange color. Minimal head. Sweet malty aroma. Relatively middle of the road, balanced. Sort of a mild spicy Xmas beer with a smooth, malty, lagery mouthfeel. Mellow amber-vanilla nuances. A tad too sweet as usual for CB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4376) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a small, bubby white head. Smell: Pale malt aroma with a few candy crumbs hiding in there as well as a touch of breadiness and a floral, spicy hop component. Taste: Pale malts with a slight breadiness. Mildly sweet. A firm, spice-driven bitterness battles the sweet and ultimately wins a lightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: It’s alright beer. If you have a problem with that, why don’t you go cry into your pillow?

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