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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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An authentic German style pilsner, this is Capital’s largest selling beer. A superbly balanced beer, with a firm maltiness alongside hearty hop bittering and flavor notes.

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2.2
omhper (24963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2009
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Clear golden, small head. Grassy nose with paper underneath. Mid-sweet and a bit fruity. Light-medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. The hops are there, but it’s way too sweet, too rounded and too simplistic to be a German pilsener, loosing all sense of drinkability. Feels dead dull. If anything it’s more akin to German supermarket beers like Becks or Warsteiner than the real stuff. Would not qualify among the top 1000 pilseners in Germany.

3.3
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2005
Slightly hazy golden colour. Grassy, slightly earthy hop aroma with backing bread notes. Sweet front, lightly bitter finish. Straightforward grass and bread combo.

2.9
bhensonb (15083) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle from Beer Geek. Pours gold with a decent fluffy white head. Noble hop aroma. Medium plus body with medium carbonation. Flavor is pale malt and grassy hop, then the malt goes a touch bready. Clean, refreshing. Very drinkable.

3.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2007
(12oz bottle) Clear straw body topped by a large off-white head that lingers and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy, bread, light grapefruit, cookie. Taste is grassy, bread, some grapefruit. Decent bitterness, but certainly no hop bomb. Creamy light-medium body, light acidity.

2.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, light butter, and citrus. Flavor of grain, butter, cereal, and grass with a moderately bitter finish.

2.9
Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2002
I didn’t find this to be too bad at all, noticeably better than the 1900. Unfortunately even the best Pils will never score big with me because I am just not a fan of the particular style. Typical Pils color/aroma. Medium bitter finish that turned mildly sour. I couldn’t detect much malt at all. I am hoping for better from the rest of my Capital sampler.

2.8
crossovert (12635) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Now simply called Capital Pilsener, it isn’t bad, it brings some astringency and a bit of vegetal hops, but overall solid and true to style.

2.7
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of grain, some grass, flowers and sweet malts. For a second there, I swear I smelled strawberries (I wonder where that came from). Tastes of grain and some sweet malts. Thinner body.

3.7
shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Milky barley malt and straw aroma. Golden yellow with giant white head. Sweet light citrus, milky barley malt, and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body. Pretty good - nice malt flavor.

2.9
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
Date: 03/15/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy yellow, frothy white head,
Aroma: sweet cereal malt aroma with sharp peppery spicy hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice cereal character, touch of sweetness is balanced by the spicy hops leaving the sweetness to keep in control, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4


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