HonkeyBra (3706) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with not much of a head. Aroma of crackers, caramel, grass. Good vienna malt flavors with crisp hops. Nice full mouthfeel. Fresh and lively on the palate. Really nice lager that doesn’t fuck around with goofy spices. This beer is like an agnostic’s Christmas .
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.
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!
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orangish color with a big head lots of bubbles and plenty of good lace. The aroma is fruity and malty with nutty notes and a light malt sweetness. The flavor is more dry than sweet, a bit boozy with some light saltiness and some good noble hops. I know my rating makes it sound like crap, but I promise this is one fantastic little malty but dry lager.
Headbanger (3514) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2008 12oz bottle-An amber body with a nice one finger head which has an aroma of roasted malt, a little hops, and a little grassy. Taste was amostly malty with some faint hops and a bit grassy on this light body. Not a big fan of this style but a nice tasting brew.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Given the date sampled, this is at least 7 months aged. Pours to a bronze body with a thick white rocky foamy head. Excellent lacing. Absolutely gorgeous. The aroma has tons of raw and toasted grains. The flavor is still good. Toast, hops kinda come off as cask aged even though I doubt it is. Roasted nuts. Very malty. Kinda like Smucker’s made a barley marmalade. :) Tangy (not spoiled). Tea. The palate is pretty moderate yet clean. Doesn’t leave any lingering stickiness.
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 ReRate-it had been a few years since i had this beer. my best friend from back home came to my door with a 6er of this stuff. pours an orange hue with minimal white head. is it me or all of capital’s beers slightly under-carbonated? slight tea aroma-vanilla and caramel flavors in the finish. some grainy malt flavors. a good session beer for the winter months.
Frank (3290) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Never had a skal before. I like it. Thin head but with a pleasant dark apple juice color. Sweet, somewhat fruity nose. A bit of peppery spice hits the tip of your toung first followed by some sweet malts. Smooth mouthfeel, typical of the brewer. Wonderful crisp finish with some lingering spice.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed, golden-copper colored body with a thin, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet, bready caramels and toffees with floral fruits and some toast. Some cookies and a very light hop. Flavor is similar. Sweeter caramel cookies and bready toffees with some toast, floral fruits, and a light, earthy bitterness. Clean and dry with a short aftertaste following a light to medium body and soft carbonation. Overall, a pleasant enough vienna. Solid, sweet malts with some toast, fruit, and light bitterness for balance. Not bad.
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cheers! (Skål)... Capital Winter Skål pours a clear honey color and has a dense, creamy, ivory head. The initial head collapses slowly to a frothy and bubbly crown with nice lacing. The aroma is moderately sweet malt and grain that screams Vienna! The flavor is malty, toffee, and some bisuit. There is some alcohol present in the finish. Average body, fairly smooth and creamy on the palate. Overall I think this is a good Vienna, but unfortunately nothing too spectacular. I was also hoping for something a little more robust with higher alchol for the Winter season...
12 bottle from buckybeer. Thanks Mark!