unclemattie (3900) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz, twist-off bottle, Bavarian blue label. Copper color. Sweet floral aroma. Aromas of honey. Flavor is a bit plain. Very balanced, sweet malt/hop bitterness. A great Vienna-style lager.
boFNjackson (3894) - 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.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a medium quickly dissolving tan head. Aroma of toasted Vienna malt and crystal malt. Taste of caramel, toasted malt, mild fruit and spices. A nicely done Vienna that goes down pretty easy.
nuplastikk (3817) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
drewbeerme (3807) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. pours clear light brown with foamy white head. nose is grainy and sweet biscuity. flavor is sweet biscuity, metallic, banana. watery blah.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cereal-malt aroma, with a UK hop/ale thing going. Clear, tawny gold with a formidable, long-lasting white head. Great label, only appearance ding was for the twistoff. Mellow, malty swig. Implied diacetyl -- like a Bohemian Pilsener done right. Sweetish, mildly bittered, very lightly briny, a little tangy. Mouthy. Just damn enjoyable. Look, I don’t like lagers much -- I’m an ale man -- don’t like bock, don’t like pils, don’t like anything much but schwarzbier. I’ve had a lot of different beers - I just want to go on record as saying that the Capital guys are the best in the business when it comes to lagers. This is top-notch, without being pretentious. Capital guys - stick this feather in your cap. I’m going back for a sixpack.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Clear orange-amber color with thin tan head. Caramel and subtle sprucy hop nose. Hop flavor is overwhelmed by the strong malty caramel flavor and slight sweetness. Spicy aftertase.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2006 2004 bottle from Robertsreality, thanks man! Pour is a deep amber-orange, with light cherry red hues. Transluscent, low filtration. It’s very refreshing to see light filtration on a lager. Off-white head is small and rapidly receding to a cluster of large bubbles. Aroma of yeast, bits of burnt grains, lots of toasted grain, a hint of acidity and perhaps some light strawberry-like fruitiness. Flavor begins with a meaty, sourish yeast, somewhat crisp on the end, with lightly bitter/nutty hops, very low in apparency. The main show, is the malt, which is well-done and shows plenty of husky, toasty, biscuity vienna malt. Only moderately sweet, it is made that much more of a session beer, with some light honey and marmalade tones as it warms. Toasted grains finish, with light yeast and bread. Lightly watery body, low, lazy carbonation. I could definitely drink a number of these.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Deep golden color. No head whatsoever. Very little carbonation. Something of a pineapple aroma with faint hops. Delightful taste. From the appearance, I wanted to hate this beer, but the flavor wins out. A richness that was unexpected from such a light colored flat beer. Discernable hop palate. I would drink this again. Thanks to Bill Baburek for the gift!
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like a beer with a name like Skal--it means you have no expectations. If this had been a "winter lager" I think I would have been dismissive from the start (though I should know better with a brewery of Capital's abilities and renown). My wife loves this beer--very pleasant mouthfeel, aided by nicely balanced levels of malts and hops, with a bit of tang and a bit of spice. Yes, a very basic, yet pleasing combination.