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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
A solid, malt emphasized lager, the firey hued richness perfectly balanced by clean hop bittering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Dark Amber. Diminishing head. I'm having a hard time describing this. Pretty typical for the style but something's not quite right. I found this a little too thin on the palate and overly malty with some metallic off notes resulting from fizzy carbonation. It not bad. It just doesn't sit right with me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2003 Great orange color, nice head, crystal clear. Does not have the malt taste like a true Vienna, so it is not as heavy. Not as good or as true to the style as Lakefront or Great Lakes. This is a great six pack beer. rerate: Had a bottle from their summer tour pack and the one thing I noticed that I can not believe I missed was the pine aroma. It was like walking in a big evergreen forest. I dont know if this bottle was fresher than the 6-pack I had previously to get such a strong pine aroma. If it is then this would not make a good session beer as the pine aroma would be too much to handle for more than a couple of them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Beautiful beer with tremendous clarity. As with many Viennas, the aroma is a bit lacking, but the malt flavor is delicious and contained perfectly in its body. Very nice. Not quite as good as Lakefront or Great Lakes, but obviously well made. Thanks to Howie--big time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Amber color with a thin white head. Good aroma is greeted by a sweet malt finish balanced by a moderate hop flavor. A little thin in body. Very satisfying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2005 Good session lager, ubiquitous around Madison, so its a good choice in places where the only alternative is BMC.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jazz88 (2606) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Bottle. Dark amber with a tan head. Toasted malt flavor. Malt and hop aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Exceeded my expectations. Good character and pretty hoppy for a Wisconsin beer. Tastes of Strong barley presence, sweet malty finish. Too darn fizzy though. Not bad stuff, would make a hell of a session beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2002
There are way too many bland, uninteresting ambers out there and this one stands out dramatically as not of that ilk. A very satisfying and well balanced warmth of flavour, peach preserves and hoppiness on slightly toasted, very hearty bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
I bought a bunch of Capital stuff for my moms sixtieth birthday bash, and it was a capital choice. This one was right up there with the best Ambers Ive had - rich and flavorful with a powerful, robust, almost nutty malt action well egded with spicy hops. Nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dougd99 (11) - USA - NOV 23, 2002
Very good. One of the best beers in the area.

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