RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A pleasingly warming beer with it’s amber hue showing off it’s rich malt heritage. Mildly bittered with a smooth hop flavor complementing the malt. Winter Skal makes a person welcome the onslaught of the cold. Available November through January.
2014 vintage - 5.8% abv

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joet (2600) - Wilsonville, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
carmels in complex, dusty, hops of the brushy order, lightly peppery, maybe some mild nut spice, somewhat creamy, pale, clear, amber oragne, a non-traditional holiday beer. hmmm...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Pours red-orange, with a hint of golden to it. Aroma is a mix of different flavors, none that distinct. Flavor is malt and a slight, roasted, fruity taste. Overall a nice winter beer, though for Wisconsin winters a stout would be better for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
This seasonal beer poured with a quick foamy head and a walnut color. After initial distaste, the flavor grew on me quickly. Kind of sour at first, but the aftertaste is something special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fly (1479) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2004
"Interesting" caramel malt flavor. Maybe it was competeing with previous samlpings as much as I attempted to clense pallet. Very middle of the road. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Draught: clear, lightly golden amber. Fizzy, persistent head. Outrageous mouthfeel - over carbonated (even for me, I really enjoy tingly palates) The flavours developed wonderfully - hay and grass, thick gooey malts. . . peppery finish that leaves the mouth a little confused: is this a moist, mouth watering brew, or a dry elegant sipper? I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Another nice beer from Capital Brewery! Had this one on the tour. ou get these cool shot-glass type glasses to sample beer with on their tour. Mine will now be used to consume Jim Beam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2004
Toasted caramelly nose. Amber color and no head. Sweet sugary malt with some toastedness. Long metallic dry finish. Thinish, but overall pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Clear, bright amber-y color, huge head, tapioca-like, effervescent and slow to crumble down. Aroma: nice! Uplifting, arousing, soft, and sweet, immediate notes of spices, but stonger impressions of fruits, peach, apricot, etc., and yeasty, too, like an oddly spiced fruity bread. No, I mean it! Big with the malt, and delicious. Now, to taste... Lusciously fills the mouth, sweetly greets the tongue, hapily floods the palate, very smooth, very tasty. Thick and substantial, a warm and rewarding brew. I'd forgotten how good this is, and I need to head out and restock before it goes away again. I tried it last year and thought, :"eh, I don't like "winter lagers"...now, I don't know what I was thinking then, this is just about perfect. Gets spicier and fruitier, without going too far, lush malts continue. Body and finish are both around medium, but the tasty flavor is what shines brightest. With any luck, this will be my spring beer this season...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2004
malty aroma with a tinge o sweet hops. sweet flava. a little thin... not much of a finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2005 Translucent amber color with quickly dissipating white head. Somewhat piney & malty aroma, although weak. Moderate hoppy taste with a decent amount of bitterness, a little too carbonated for my tastes. Overall, good & drinkable. One of the better Capital brews.

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