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Capitol City Belgian Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Medium bodied, filtered, Belgian style ale. Light amber in color with a hint of malt flavor, this ale is complex and flavorful. Light hop aromas and a fruity yeast character round out this drinkable Belgian beer. 5.5%


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6126) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at the Shirlington location. Slightly hazy orange pour with a very small head. Yeast, esters, and a touch of lemony citrus. Easy drinker.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5998) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2011
2/20/11. On tap. Clear amber/light red pour with a fizzy white head that fades. Light fruity, spicy, yeasty aroma with an overly sweet Belgian flavor. Eh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Tap at Downtown DC location. Pours clear copper with an average, frothy cream colored head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, straw, toasted), average hops (floral, grassy, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of bubble gum and peach. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, straw, toasted), average hops (floral, grassy, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of bubble gum and peach. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, and low warmth with a medium dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Growler, BCTC. Pours a mostly clear orangish body with a nice frothy off-white head. Nice fruity and estery nose with some nice Belgian yeast notes. Light flavor with a nice yeast influence. Light tropical fruits and some lingering citrusy hops. Light bodied and airy with fizzy spritzy carbonation. Pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Growler, thanks peregrinari. Medium off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread/caramel, some orange, dry Belgian yeast, cotton candy. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, Belgian yeast, orange, light grapefruit. Medium body, somewhat dry.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Pours translucent copper with the lage characteristic belgian head, that unfortunately, the bartenders work their best to pour off into the drain. The aroma is weak and a little fruity, some vanilla, and wood esters. Lacing is weak. Carbonation is heavy even after bartendress poured all the head off. Bubling remains out of control. Flavor is fruity, doughy, musty, a little dirty, gum, fruit ester, and sappy. Mouthfeel is fizzy, and has a lot of bite. Finish has a thicker texture (medium) and is kinda flavorless, except for a little bit of bubblegum.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/22/2002
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

Hazy orange, whisp head, sweet fruity aroma, candy sweet flavor with a dry finish, lots of fruity character,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Score: **+/4
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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2007
Draft Shirlington. Cloudy and murky semi-dark orange colored body with a white head. Crisp and doughy, tastes full of american ale yeast, coarse and prickly, not the spicy and estery yeast of Belgians. Full of biscuit and dough flavors, even some strange feta-like scents and some old moldy oranges as well. Overall it’s a pretty simple brew, even approaches bland after having a full pint. The faintness of the nose is probably the most damning thing.


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