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Cuvee De Castleton - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Cuvee De CastletonCuvee De Castleton

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446 Ratings

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 1,000
Gots: 86 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 05-12-2007)
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Photo of Urbancaver
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear pale yellow... Nice white head. Pretty wonderful smelling. Lots of grape and spice. Wonderful smelling. Tastes similar. Lots of nice spice. Tart, fruity. Very well balanced. Not too acidic. Well carbonated but a bit thick. Overall one of my favourite sours in terms on balance

Urbancaver, Nov 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

zestar, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

bs870621345, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

AshleyMiller, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Texasfan549, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ottodyer, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ckeegan04, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle poured into a Darkness snifter.

Batch 4

A- One finger white bubbly head that dissipates quickly, decent lacing on the sides, nice retention, clear golden straw color, decent carbonation.
S- Really nice, sour, brett, really nice grape skin presence, pears, lemon citrus, white grapes.
T- Wow really smooth as well as puckering, not too puckering though really balanced, nice grape skin taste, brett is present, some green apple, pear, lemon, barnyard funk, slight oak, really tasty and easy drinking.
M- Medium/light mouth feel, decent carbonation, slightly puckering, sour, clean finish.
O- Really impressed with this beer, this is a quality and easy drinking sour, really smooth and tasty.

Chriscrundwell12, Sep 30, 2011
Photo of patm1986
4.5/5  rDev +2%

patm1986, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of treyrab
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another goodie brought out by Dyan for our Graduation Tasting! Very, very appreciated!

A: Very surprised at how light this was. The lightest colored sour I have ever had. Pours a light yellow, almost lemon juice colored with an absolutely white head. Very spritzy and carbonated.

S: The smell on this was incredible. Very, very tart lemon juice, dry oak, lemon soaked white grapes, nice chardonnay and other tart, light fruits.

T: The taste did not hold up to the smell. It was good. Very good, but just did not hold up to the other sours I've had. Like my buddy Deuane mentioned, it tasted like a light lemon spritzer. Great flavor and highly drinkable, just light and not as complex.

Overall, thanks again to Dyan for this excellent sour!

Edit: Had batch 2 and it has really blossomed. The sour funk really picked up and the complexity increased. Great stuff.

treyrab, May 10, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Axnjxn, Mar 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Strelnikov, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

ixodus, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of bitterbeerguy
4.5/5  rDev +2%

What a wonderful AWA- amazing how the grape has held up.

Aroma is kind of soft- light grape and wine aromas, slightly tart, and hints of violet, cherry, and vanilla

Taste is pure tart and grape. Just lovely. Amazing how much the flavor has held up. Oak barrel character is perfectly balanced with the fruit and tart components.

Great beer. Find it. Enjoy it.

bitterbeerguy, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

drummermattie02, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

IndyDad, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

vonnegut21, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

jaasen64, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

coreyfmcdonald, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

djrn2, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

t0rin0, Sep 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

TheRuss9585, Jun 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

erbu, Aug 01, 2014
Cuvee De Castleton from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.