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Nor' Easter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Nor' EasterNor' Easter

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302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 155
Gots: 56 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 02-12-2007)
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4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

batch #5

a - poured a one finger thick creamy coffee-colored head into a snifter that left good lace and a thin sheet throughout. dark color almost red wine like.
s - chocolate, dark berries and plums.
t - dark fruit, bourbon woodiness with a hint of tartness.
m - creamy and smooth.
o - really terrific sipper. excellent beer and complex.

GPHarris, Jan 22, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a MadTree Snifter

A: Pours a dark brown, molasses colored body. Yields a light khaki colored thin head that slides down the glass quickly with a minimal amount of retention. Leaves a thin layer of retention. Pours like a strong ale or a scotch ale.

S: The waft in this one is really nice. Bourbon is subtle and not overbearing at all, with a strong berry aroma. There is some oak. Vanilla and some walnut and toasted almonds.

T: Whoa baby this is different than I was expecting from the nose. Bourbon is coming through perfectly upfront. There's a strong sweet berry flavor that slaps you right across the face mid-drink that finishes sharp with a boozy warmth and toffee.

M: Full body. Moderately high carbonation. Sticky. Boozy.

O: A solid brew. Not at all what I was expecting, but that's not necessarily a bad thing in this case. I wasn't expecting such a strong berry presence, but overall it meshes together well. I suspect this was a very different beer fresh. Glad I got a chance to try this one.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

love this beer batch 4 is the best in my opinion. it has alot of sourness and balance. love drinking it especially in the colder months you cant go wrong. black in color very bourbony, good viscosity and overall taste. one bottle will get tipsy quick.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

How served: 750ml cap bottle poured into a Kastaar tulip.

Notes: Batch #4 (bottled during the winter months of late 2009 to early 2010)

A: The beer poured a very dark opaque brown with a 1 finger light brown head which dissipated quickly laving no lacing on my glass.

N: The nose included oak, bourbon, raisins/plums and slightly musky.

T: The taste was similar to the nose with mildly sweet dark fruits, berries, light bourbon, vanilla & oak dominating the taste. There was a mild tart undertone by midpalate as well as a mild warming affect from the alcohol. The beer finished clean and dry.

M: This beer had a light-medium body with a low carbonation level.

O: Overall this beer kept growing on me as it warmed. Very tasty and a great sipping beer. This brew is better left for dessert or as an after dinner drink then paired with a meal. IMHO this beer tasted like a hybrid of a Winter Warmer, Christmas Beer & a Belgium Strong Dark Ale. I will be looking for this beer again in the future.

uturn, Jul 15, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark purplish black. Decent sized tan head that soon fades, with no lacing.

S: Rich sweet bourbon, berries, a wine-like acidity, some underlying yeastiness.

T/M: Sweet berries and bourbon, quickly giving way to more of a tart, bitter fruit character. Belgian yeasts, dark fruits, sugar, slightly acidic. Nice and complex, something like a blend of wine and beer flavors.

O: An excellent twist on a Belgian beer. The added berries and barrel aging add a great deal of complexity and completely change the underlying Belgian-style brew. Very tasty and rich.

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Nor' Easter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.