Wisconsin Amber

Wisconsin
United States
Wisconsin Amber by Capital Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Capital's flagship lager is the perfect companion beer. A moderately rich, malty lager balanced with moderate hop bittering plus a slight hop zing in the finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
28
Hops: 
Mt. Hood, Cascade
Malts: 
Brewers, Caramel, Aromatic, Special
Judges Review 
Brian Eichhorn's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

International Amber Lager (2b). This Amber Lager is poured into the glass with a deep, richly hued amber-gold color, almost honey like. It's faintly hazy with a creamy off-white head. The nose presents witha  prominent spicy hopping with some pomme-type fruit notes from the hops, I believe. Moderately toasty with a subtle baked bread note. Somewhat rich aromatically but not intense. Graham cracker notes, along with green apple, though this seems to come from the hops, not fermentatio. Upon tasting, the beer is moderately sweet with a very low level of bitterness. Moderate toasty notes and a hinto caramel but distinctly sweet and carbonation is a bit low. The beer is too sweet and finishes somewhat watery with a tart green apple note again, though seems like hops and not acetylaldehyde. The beer is a bit creamy, no astringecy, but the finish is flabby. If it had a bit more bitterness and carbonation, it would help the finish.