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
I'll rate the 2001 version. I really like this recipe. A nice copper color with a solid head. This year's seems to be a little young and could have used a few more weeks of lagering, ah the pressures of getting shelf space. A really nice malt flavor, I believe begium aromatic malts give this smooth mouth feel (kind of like rye).
I look forward to tapping the keg in my refrigerator in a few weeks to see if the extra aging help.
It seems like all of the Capital beers are starting to taste the same, which isn't a bad thing. A bit too mild to be classified as a winter brew, the mix of malt and hops is great as always. Also seems a bit pale in appearance.
Malty (amber style) aroma. The color of a slightly used penny, although quite clear and brilliant. Normal head/carbonation. Somewhat like a cross between an American Amber and a British Bitter Style. (Is it an ESB?) Slightly sweet caramel amber flavors, quickly giving way to somewhat spicy hops. Rather dry finish. Medium bodied.
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