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Nor' Easter - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Nor' EasterNor' Easter

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

300 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
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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Reviews by Phelps:
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Phelps

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Cuzco, who sent this bottle as part of the Blind Beers BIF. Poured into a wine glass.

Deep, dark-chocolate brown, fading to the milk variety at the edges. One inch of frothy, sticky tan head.

Lots going on in the nose. Sweet bourbon, cocoa nibs, and some kind of tart fruit, which I later realize must be the elderberries.

The tartness carries over to the flavor, providing a touch of sweetness up front and a citric flash at the swallow. Alongside it are notes of whiskey and chocolate. Smooth blend.

Medium-light body, a touch thin. Nearly-not-there carbonation. Hardly any alcohol heat.

What a great beer for this BIF! The bent styles had me puzzled the whole time.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 19:21:44 | More by Phelps
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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.
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Nor' Easter from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.