Full Review
Capital Brewery

Capital Brewery
Garten Bräu Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Capital Brewery
Garten Bräu Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.4%
Medium brilliant reddish mahogany color. Bright, attractive aromas and flavors of black forest and German chocolate cake and mocha with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, cheery honeyed citrus, candied yams and coconut, and radish finish. A racy, mouthwatering dark lager that will be great with food.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light & malty
Aroma Aroma: black forest and German chocolate cake and mocha
Taste Flavor: honeyed citrus, candied yams and coconut, and radish
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Paté, Mushroom Spatzel, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A racy, mouthwatering dark lager that will be great with food.
The Producer

Capital Brewery Co.

The Producer
7734 Terrace Ave.
Middleton, WI 53562
USA
1 608-836-7100
Dark Lager
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Dark lagers (also known as Dunkel or dunkel-style lagers) range in color from dark brown to black and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. At their best, these beers combine the dryish chocolate or licorice notes associated with the use of dark roasted malts and the roundness and crispness of a lager. Munich dunkel style lagers are also included in this category. These beers tend to be fuller-bodied with a hint of bready sweetness to the palate, a characteristic of the typical Bavarian malts used. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager, Hofbräu Dunkel and MOA Noir Dark.