Cuvee De Castleton - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Foxman:
4.38/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It pours a hazy and maniacally carbonated bright lemon yellow. Two fingers of white head snap, crackle, and pop away leaving a churning spring-fed surface. Boomerangs of lacing slide down the inside of the glass.
In the aroma, a light grain sweetness is frisked by big-league crisp esters, markedly dry and lightly spiced. Green apples and a sparkling vinous note duel with a distant tartness and even more distant alcohol.
Upon sipping, the grain is sweet and earthy with a berry impression that is dried by a flex of crisp esters. Along with apple and mild spice, a brut effervescent wine character is brightened by a slight acetic sourness. Alcohol is notable, but it's cool and lays rather low. The tartness intensifies a bit toward the end and a soft pad of biscuit joins a dogged residual sweetness. The finish is very dry and refreshingly clean. It's a lively, sassy, energetic profile with some interesting blends and twists.
Medium bodied, it amps the palate with carbonation and a seriously assertive crispness.
It seems to want to be several things, but it pulls together and ends up a high-torque, clean and fresh melding of personalities. It manages to be many things but never unduly schizophrenic. The flavors and sensations combine to make a drinkable, enjoyable impression, and the ABV is incorporated well enough that it doesn't take away at all from the positives. The release was anticipated, and the delivery was well worth waiting for. Thanks for the bottle Stacy, and Bravo to the brewers.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2008 19:42:31 | More by Foxman
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3.69/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
very cool blonde sour from captain lawrence. this brew pours a very pale almost clear shade of yellow with the faintest purple tint from the grapes, nearly imperceptible, not quite as much head as i would like. fruity aromatic with some strong acidic notes. oaky and sour for sure, but very interesting from a yeast standpoint, lots of brett has dried this right out. some very light malt and straw cereal properties, and the grapes are only subtle, contributing more of a tannic vibe than real fruit flavor. insanely light body and well enough carbonated, this is rather easy drinking as sours go, a very delicately put together and well balanced brew. would be curious to try some with a little age on it.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 18:36:27 | More by StonedTrippin
Cuvee De Castleton from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.