brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Grainey malt aroma with a hint of field hops, quickly diminishing head, very light ,slightly sweet grain taste,a touch of hop flavor and way at the end you notice the bitterness on the back of the tongue. Might be ok with a spicey meal MikeHernandez (50) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Aroma of malty grain, yeasty dough, and slight hop bitterness. Pours a large, white, frothy head that is mostly lasting. The body is slightly hazy with a few medium sized particles floating around. The hue of the beer is orange and gold. The initial flavor is sweet and finishes with mild hop bitterness that is average in duration. The body is light to medium with lively carbonation. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Could have benefited from a fuller body. Not a bad beer but nothing special either.
12oz bottle. Poured a light and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grain, honey, and light spices lurking in the background. Tastes of grain, honey, bready/doughy and lemons. Thin body. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of sweet bready malts. Nice hint of caramel malts coming through, nice bitter and dry finish.Not bad,very drinkable, but nothing super special. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2006
From a 12 oz. twisted cap Capital long neck brown bottle with no freshness date, served in a Capital pilsener glass.
Brigadier (3760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Poured a clear golden with a good foamy white head that slowly reduced to a thin sudsy lacing, minimal amount of ringed sticking.
Aromas of dry crackers, floral and a bit grassy with touches of spice.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dry velvety smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Good pilsener taste, dry cracker malts, a light fruitiness, earthy, grassy and spicy hops, and a dry earthy, slighty sweet malty finish.
I like pilseners to begin with, plus I admit, I have a high opinion of Capital’s German style beers, and I found this to be quite enjoyable, dry, tasty and balanced.
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 12 oz bottle Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Coming from Capital, this looked promising. Unfortunately it did not meet my expectations, even lowered as they were. Even at $1.49 this is overpriced. Don’t be fooled - unless you like bland pilsener like beers, this one is not for you.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden body had little to no carbonation. A two-fingered head fizzled slowly, taking more than five minutes to peter out. Hints of banana chips, wheat germ, grain, malt, honey and a general sweetness which I could not pin down all intermingled as I explored what this pilsener had to offer for my nose.
Flavor / Palate - After the initial inspection, I thought this could actually be decent, if not average. Instead I got a bitter first impression of malts and honey that is smooth but far from pleasing. The mouthfeel was too flat. Despite the bitterness eventually settling down into something palateable, nothing else caught my attention. Extremely inoffensive, this is one you culd drink a 12 pack of esaily without ruining your tastebuds. I consider that a shortcoming; even a pilsener should have some taste to it. Overall it is slightly off, as if only a half-hearted attempt was put into making this.
Bottled. Poured a bright medium golden with about an inch of creamy white head. Nose was of pleasant sweet bready malts, honey, and the faintest hints of lemon. Flavor found sourdough bready malts, spiked with somewhat sour lemon and light spices. Lighter on the palate but never watery. Decent feel. I could drink this again. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Pours to a golden straw colored body with a beautiful rocky white head and awesome lacing. The aroma is light Saaz hops. The flavor is a basic boring caramel malt, sourdough bread, and subtle hop. Not overly exciting. The palate is lightly drying and minerally. A beer I could live without. ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2006
2006 bottle from StewardofGondor, drunk on 4/18/06 muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Brimming over the top of the glass with rocky white head that is both well-retained and lace-forming. A highly clear, baked-straw golden body shows a flurry of medium-small sized bubbles.
Rather muted straw and grassy hops, not overly crisp or aromatic, seem to hover above the liquid. Little more than fluffed grain in a warehouse, as far as malt goes. I first pass it off as the large head impairing the the aroma, but after swirling the glass some and allowing it to breath further, the most I get is a bit of light honey and sourdough or cedary-oily notes. A bit more sweaty hay emerges, as well, but it’s a far cry from crisp or lively on the nose.
Flavor is rather heavy in water to malt ratio. Not loose/thin in texture, but just lean on malt. Dry cereal and some moderately crisp straw show redeeming qualities, as the palate adjusts to the wetness. Moderate carbonation and certainly drinkable, but there’s a bit too much dough on end and I can’t shake the initial cidar-cedar note. Ultimately too round for a pils and especially for a Bohemian Pils (which this is not). Dry finish at least, with no alcohol.
12 oz bottle from the Brennans in Brookfield, WI. Snowy largish frothy head topping a clear gold body, moderately lasting...rather sickly-sweet malty nose, very perfumy, dogwood and honey, bit too much really...body also very sweet for a pils, some lightly metallic bitterness at the finish, reasonably crisp but not enough body at the end, perhaps just a bit stale and really quite dull. I didn’t expect too much from these Brennans beers despite Capital’s presence, but my expectations weren’t even met, sigh.