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Autumnal Fire by Capital Brewery
Doppelbock
8.50 % ABV


 
Review by tavernjef on 11/10/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 2010
Wow, what an amazing color, brightly deep, ruby reddish fire color with a hint of brownish tone darkening it up a bit more. Maybe thats where they came up with the name 'Autumnal Fire'. Vigorous pour produced a hefty dark ivory, smoothened head with some bigger bubbles and little divets, slowly draining down to a fine skim always present and some sticky thick stringed lace and spots.
Aroma is that of most Capital brews, a familiar malty sweetness with some notes of thick starfuit and very dulled dark citrusy-like plums and melons, roastyness is light and very subdued and lends some caramel.
Taste is also very much like other Capital brews, with the familiar malty sweetness, reminds me of the Maibock and Blonde Dopplebock, sweetness is incredibly smooth and buttery with good amounts of caramel malts, furnishing some toffee and very dulled fruits; starfruit, light plum, over ripe melon, and fig. Not all that complex, but loaded full of malts, just as a good dopple should be, as this is. Lightly chewy and sticky, but smooth over all, medium body feel with a lingering sweetness in the finish. Very enjoyable, quite smooth, and just all around pleasingly yummy and good.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 11/17/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 9 17 4 8 2009
12oz. Bottle
$2.29 Single
Steve's Liquor Madison

Autumnal Fire poured a clear glowing caramel brown. A 2 finger khaki head formed on the pour quickly falling to 1 finger that lasts. A glassful of large carbonation bubbles rise to the head. Leaves patchy lacing.

The nose is complex but subtle. Big hint of banana bread off the bat which is definately appealing. Subtle caramel maltiness in the background. Doughiness combines nicely with the other aromas. Every now and then I get a slight metallic twang that doesn't detract from the beer.

Flavor is much the same as the aroma. Banana bread up front mixed with a mild but spicy alcohol that lingers in the back throughout. Caramel sweetness comes through mid palate with the alcohol getting spicier on the finish. Mild fumes rise through the nose.

Good medium body with a rich texture. Velvety smooth with mellow carbonation.

For such a high abv this beer is surprisingly drinkable. Enough sweetnees to mask the alcohol without becoming cloying.

Autumnal Fire is an excellent doppelbock from Capital. Enjoyable, easy drinking, and great flavor. The high point, without taking anything away from the flavor, is the mouthfeel.

Reviewed: 5/26/07

Price: $2.29 Served In: Pilsner Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 10/09/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 7 15 3 8 2009
Winter extinguisher? Pours a crystal clear amber color with a orange hue through out. Very light for style, almost boarder line maibock. A soft but light white head with decent retention through out the tasting but limited lacing overall.

The nose has a nice malt aroma but limited overall in complexity. Some grainy notes with some light sweet caramel notes. Some Vienna notes as well, with a sort of O-fest aroma. Some toasty notes as well. Limited for a dopplebock. A nice clean yeast aroma with some very minor phenol and alcohol notes.

The taste is limited and kind of reminds me of a O-fest. The malt is present but limited. A bit light with some toffee and a hint of Vienna and nutty notes. Really lacking that super caramel/kettle quality for dopplebocks though. Some husky notes on the back end. There is a floral hop note as well, a bit much for style.

The body is a bit light but some sweetness is ok. Lacks the complexity I would like to see in a dopplebock. Overall there isn't any off notes but the recipe, to me, is closer to an o-fest or maibock, than a dopplebock.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by JJ on 11/13/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 2008
App: Deep copper with full tan head, good lacing on the glass
Smell: Roasted Maltiness
Taste: Malty, sweet caramel. Good warm qualities
Mouthfeel: Full body. Spicey cherry like finish
Drinkability: Great Aftertaste. Another great Dopplebock from Capital Brewery.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 8 16 4 8 0
Review from 10/09/06

A - Pours a transparent ruby red color. Good action in the body with a bunch of bubbles rising to the top. Starts with a big, slightly off white head that is now only a whisp around the top.

S - Smell is a little faint. Can pick up sweet maltiness and some fruity aromas. Maybe a little boozy.

T - Sweet caramel malt hit first and dominate the flavor. Also present is some plum, raisin, toffee. Hint of booze at the end.

M - Medium bodied and slightly sticky. Nice feel overall.

D - Very drinkable brew. German style all the way

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 11/21/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 17 4 8 0
Pour is a dark caramel color that forms into a decent head that faded pretty quick. Smell is ok, lot’s of malts in it. Plums? Taste is that of a solid Dopple, almost sweet with the fruits. Very drinkable brew.

Served In: Pint Glass

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