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Capitol City Bull Run Bitter

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Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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The principal style of ale enjoyed in Britain, our version is copper colored, medium to light in body with a pleasant hop character in the finish. Named after the American Civil War battle, this is one ’bitter’ experience’ you will enjoy.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2009
on tap at inner harbor, nose was weak...some caramel, but not much else, looked great, head retention was excellent coating the glass the entire way down as I drank it. decent flavor, good balance with the caramel and bread in the front ent and the bitterness coming on strong at the tail...very strong in fact...took quite a while before the aftertaste was actually gone.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/09/2000
Mode: Draft
Source: Capitol City, DC

clear amber, frothy off white head, sweet carmel malt aroma, flavor is now sweet carmel malt with lots of low lingering bitterness, a definitive esb, lots of goldings hops

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Score: **+/4
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
An amber beer with a nice lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of hops and citrus. The flavor is refreshingly hoppy, but a bit thin and the mouthfeel is a bit flat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle drank at Max’s in Baltimore Copper color, light head, lots of lacing. The nose of bright malty and citrusy hops. Nice and rich, not too much hops though. This is what an ESB should taste like. Finish is chewy, light toffee and cocoa, some coffee and a lingering garlic and anchovie taste (hmm, wonder why?)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
(Baltimore) Clear amber body with soft off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, biscuit. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, peach, some grapefruit, light chocolate. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Light copper brown colored. Flavor is full of saltine crackers, nuts, graham crackers and biscuit malts. Butter and soap hop notes as well in the nose. Brash and metallic on the tongue, thick, almost viscous, with flavors of burnt oranges and copper metal hops noticed. Had a slight infection. Sampled at Capitol City in Baltimore.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Draft at Capitol City Brewing Inner Harbor. Ruby brown with a small tanned head. Nose is slightly hopped, toasty malts, burnt caramel, and some fruit. Taste is caramel, toasted malts, light citrus, pleasant hop bitterness, and dried dark fruits. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation feel. Finishes with more caramel notes, toasty malts, dark fruits, and flowery hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2006
"Poured a pretty copper color average head which laced well. Aroma was a little weak not much to pick up slight hops. Flavor was grassy hops which finished with the biter taste. Mouthfeel was thin to light. Okay"

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9047) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
CAPITOL HILL: Handsome, crystal clear amber ale with a large, creamy, white head. Thick, creamy lacing. The flavor and aroma are both pretty nondescript. Very light butterscotch notes in the aroma and flavor. Well-balanced, but way too thin and watery. Medium carbonation. Crisp, lightly bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Bitter, but nothing special. Just an average beer, except that it costs a shitload in DC. No real aroma or head, but a faint bitter taste.


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