beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is classic pilsner - very light yellow with a thin white head about a finger high, leaves some spotty lace. Smell is sweet malt, grains, and a barely there hop presense. Taste is soild, fresh and light of sweet malt. Nicely balanced and great character in its bitterness. Everything lends itself to a smooth easy drinkin pilsner with one super solid texture. Full body thats somewhat rough in its feel, lumped into each swallow. This is one of the better pilsners I've had in quite some time, just needed to be a bit more smoother, it has great balanced taste but is a little to roughly textured for full enjoyment, but is still pretty good. NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Out of the bottle, this beer poured a nice light golden color with a gorgeous head that dissipated slowly. I found the flavor reasonably complex, with a subtle but lasting hoppy finish. This stuff is A-OK. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Wonderful golden color, nice head, crystal clear in appearance. I really enjoy this beer. Had this along with Victory Prima Pils and it was far and above the better beer. An excellent and authentic example of a pilsner. 6,5,7,4,15
Re-rate: Still one of the finest pils I have tried. Amazed by the head retention as it lasts through the whole glass. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Hazy gold, bit puffy head. Nose lightly sweet, grassy and weedy. Like the flavor, lots of soft malts asserting themselves as opposed to a more Prima-esque hopster. Bit grassy again, good hops at the end, really well-balanced stuff. Rather full and chewy for a pils, the malts really kick some butt in this one. I like this one better than most people do, apparently. dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2007
This is really pretty good pils. Very dry with a bit of hops throughout. A smooth sharp beer, I’m impressed with these guys so far.
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Gold with good creamy white head / Grain and mild honey nose / Medium, creamy body with very good finish / Flavors of grain, clover honey, and orange, with sweet finish / Very nice, possibly comparable to Prima Pils. austinpowers (2828) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Not as much aroma as I’d have liked, but the flavor makes up for it. The hops are there, and the flavor is really quite refreshing. A well-crafted product from Capital. I hadn’t cared for their Wheat though and didn’t expect much from this, either. hershiser2 (3230) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Cloudy golden (like apple cider), small white head.
Faint smell, but pleasant
Nice, smooth, easy taste. Slightly bitter, contrasted with a hint of sweetness.
I hate rating mouthfeel. If there's nothing really bad or really good about it, there's not much to say.
This is a good beer, therefore drinkable.
ClarkVV (6708) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2006
2006 bottle (I assume) from StewardofGondor, consumed on 4/19/06.presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
Large-bubbled white head is aggressive and slow to recede, piling itself atop a lightly chill-hazed golden, old brass colored body with plenty of tiny bubbles. Fair amount of lacing, and sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma is saazy and even lightly herbal-plant-like with something like Norther Brewer or spalt. I’m pretty poor at distinguishing low AA German hops, so my apologies if I’m dead wrong. Light dough and yeast on end asserts a balance. Medium strength to the aroma, with some funky/sweaty notes that I just can’t attribute wholly to Saaz. Some dry, toasty, sauna-smelling grains add to the crispness.
First sip and I get a rush of spicy, peppery, freshly cut herbal hops. Sweet honey nips at the palate, but is wisked away on a flurry of fine carbonation and hops bitterness/spiciness. It fizzles about (the peppery-herbal hop notes), like a sparkler flaring up before going out, upon a light plant-like and graham cracker (dry) background. Crisp, with pleasantly tasteful carbonation on the end. No alcohol, no flaws, near perfect attenuation. Could use some more malt dryness, as the mouthfeel is perilously near to round (were it not for the carbonation), but the malts should be a little edgy/biscuity, regardless of carbonation.
Chicago trip. Monday 10:00. Bottle. Gold. Light foamy head. Strong hops aroma with a hint of vegetable or raw grain. Nice refreshing hop taste. Sharpens the palate. Crisp, brings your mouth to life.