Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Capital Maibock Review

Name: Capital Maibock
Style: Maibock
ABV: 6.2%
IBUs: 25

Well look here, it's another beer from Capital Brewery and it's not a pale ale for a change! No, this one is actually a Maibock simply named Capital Maibock. Not really much else to say about it aside from the fact that there is the silhouette of a goat on the front of the label along with a mountain peak. Also last time I checked, there were no mountains in Wisconsin.

Appearance -  Very clear gold color with a mild amount of visible carbonation. The head is pretty thin with a somewhat soapy appearance. As for the lacing, there is a fairly sparse amount of it left behind.

Aroma - Caramel sweetness and pale malts with some light floral hoppiness. I'm also getting some toffee along with some light barley notes.

Taste - Starts out fairly sweet. You've got your toffee and caramel sweetness backed up by some floral hops towards the middle and light yeastiness towards the back. The aftertaste is a mix of light bitter hops and caramel sweetness. All of this is encompassed by a moderate pale malt backbone.

I like this. It's nice & drinkable and it fits the spring mood perfectly after months of enduring winter seasonals. Sure it's not as close as Summit's Maibock but it comes reasonably close. If you so happen to see this, I would absolutely recommend trying it out.

Capital Maibock - 8.5/10

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