Strykzone (7658) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Clear copper color with orange tinted foam. Caramel aroma. Flavor offers plenty of unmalted barley along with toffee and fruit. Hops increase as the beer warms as do spices. Dry bitterness. Enjoyable and easy to drink. Nice beer. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Pleasant sweet hoppy aroma. Very well balanced flavor and a crisp sweet finish. Very good example of an amber ale. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear medium orange with a tall cap of off-white headage. Nose was light with notes of yeast, pears, caramel, and autumn floral hoppage. Almost smoky smooth caramel gracefully washed over the palate interspersed with faint fruity esters and floral bitterness. Really felt good on the palate. Roasty caramel formed the base for the finish. I really enjoyed this one. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Draft on tap at Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry (Madison, WI). Pours a crisp amber hue, decent haze, some fiery sun within. A moderate frothy offwhite head sits atop, laces well, dies to a firm head, small but undaunting. Aromas are some crisp amber caramel malts, pale malts, touches of toast, brewers grains, and a light floral hopping. Served a bit too cold, as it warms some more aromatics, bread and toast. Initial is lighter bodied, some caramel, but largely bread, dough, touches of toast, with light florals and grass. A light bitterness, but grainy and pale malts, with a touch of toast and more substantial touch of toffee rue the day. Light bitter finish, lingering sweetness, a drinkable and easily quaffable Amber, session beer.. That just lacks some life in my book. A clean sessionable beer that lacks complexity and a little life, even for an Amber. Simple, no real spice. Amber.. Vienna.. Either way, it just lacks character. wlajwl (7065) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011
In the aroma its caramel malts and a noticeable hoppiness. The flavor is hoppy and slightly grainy with a lingering caramel malty finish. A very good amber, easy to drink but also with a pretty good flavor.
AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
Glowing anber color/ off white head, nice pour. Honey biscuit aroma with mild celery. medium body. Decent lightly sweet honey bready flavors, easy drinking. kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orangish amber with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy film. The nose is slightly sweet toasty and vienna malts with just a touch of hops. Sweet and clean malty flavor with a fairly decent amount of hops for the style on the finish. There’s a bit of huskiness to it, but it’s pretty minimal. Medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. A nice lingering bitterness keeps it from being too sweet and one dimensional. Prettty damn good. ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2005
2005 bottle from Robertsreality, who sent me practically every Capital beer! Orange golden body, bit of a chill haze, though not as hazy as the other capitals I’ve had. Off-white head is immediately dissipating to nothing. Aroma has lots of lightly sour yeast, bits of hard vienna malt and old bread. I wasnt as sold on this one as the others. A little bit meaty, quite sour/sweet, with too much breadiness, and light buttercream. Medium to medium-light body. Not a bad balance and a somewhat watery, though pleasing, drinkable mouthfeel. Moderate to low carbonation. I usually love all yeast flavors, perhaps it’s some acidic mash flavors that I don’t like? Not sure. Will have to try again. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle: Fiery amber, clear, moderate to small off-white sudsy head, spotty lacing, very light carbonation. Rich malty nose, very subtle pale fruit skin. Much the same on the tongue. Clean, but flavor drops off quickly. Soft for a Vienna. Body and mouthfeel, while average, border on the watery side. Light malt character on the finish. Semi-sweet as well. Clean, decent, but too light of an example. RobertDale (6848) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber with a decent beige head. Mild aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, citrus, and caramel. Decent session type.