DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 Canned, Aug 2, 2010. Revisiting this beer after 7 years and in a new canned package. Pours a nice presentation in a Sam Adams glass: Light amber color, rich malty head that turns into rocky foam after well over a minute. Smell is kind of nondescript, compared to my enthusiasm back in my year of rating. Taste is malty and pretty smooth, a little lager bite here and there. Okay, so I’m no longer writing home about it. But I’m thinking they are selling a lot more of this flagship style these days, so it’s moved towards more mass appeal. But I’m fine with seeing more local brew in cans.
Bottled. Aug 7, 2003. A pleasing little malty brew. Nice beery aroma when you crack the bottle. Pours like most bottled beer, with an even head that fades to a nice little lace. A roasty malt taste brings notes of caramel or molasses. Hops flavor very mild. Again, a fine representative of the style, and I hope Capital will sometime take the chance to do something a little more extreme. Original rating: 7-3-7-4-14=3.5
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at random grill in Madison. Pours a reddish amber with an orange head. Aroma is heavy malty caramel with some light fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, some roughness, and some fruit. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly biscuity caramelly, but not in a cloying fashion. Shrug? Not a top amber from not a top brewery. Would say "hit the style" however it is easy to name 10 better examples of the style.
Finhead (1031) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep amber pour with a frothy, 0ff-white head. The aroma is bready with light caramel. The light body has crisp texture with lively carbonation. The taste well-balanced and bittersweet with slightly more bitter finish.
Christpuncher (487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent amber beer. Typically not a fan of ambers but this one is smooth. Malty and bitter it goes down smooth.
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queenholly (2409) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Sweet bready caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a large creamy off-white head. Sweet earthy caramel malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.
Jaysbeers (16) - - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to glass. Clear amber color with medium carbonation. Mild malty, caramel sweetness--not overdone, with a pretty clean finish. Easy drinking.
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shrubber85 (6505) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Sour milk and caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt, hay and lightly bitter quinine flavor. Pretty good.
floydslip (101) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber colored beer with a medium white head. Slight nose of doughy malt and not much else. Flavor has a mild caramel malt flavor initially that gives way to a bit of musky bitterness, but the sweetness lingers. Nicely carbonated, this is s drinkable beer.
Patrickctenchi (2483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: Clear, light amber with a frothy, light tan head.
Toffee malt aroma.
Toffee/caramel taste...a little toast.
thechandler (573) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an auburn-amber color. Aroma is malty sweet but not a whole lot of depth aside from that. Maybe some caramel notes, but mostly maltose. Flavor is decent. Again, not really anything deep or complex. Slightly sweet. Faint caramel notes. Fairly drinkable.
Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/1/2013. From can. Amber color with a foamy white head. Aromas of hops, malt, caramel. Somewhat mild but good on a warm day like today.