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Cuvee De Castleton - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

423 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 974
Gots: 87 | FT: 7
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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urwithdave

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviweing from notes taken at the hunahpu release. Big tnx to mcdiddypop for sharing! Poured into a cigar city snifter.

A- pours pale golden yellow in color. A fingers worth of white head that doesn't stay around for long. Some lacing left behind.

A- big on lemons and grapes. There is a funky earthy aroma present also.

T- follows the nose I get a lot of lemon coupled with some grapes and granny smith tasting apples. Very sour in a lovely way.

M- very light bodied. The sourness sucks every bit of saliva out of my mouth with every drink. Its like my mouth is being vaccumed with a wetvac. It's really intense.

D- love it. I wish I had a case in the cellar. I will def be looking to trade for some of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 19:03:28 | More by urwithdave
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domtronzero

California

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden yellow with a big, short lived whitish head. Tons of lacing.

S - Sweet candy-like pilsner malts, tropical fruits (pineapples and more), big funky barnyard. Light acidic tartness.

F/M - Huge funky barnyard, medium acidic tartness. Sweet malts and tons of tropical fruits (pineapples and mangoes) and a little bit of a white grape flavor. Low bitterness, medium body and moderately high carbonation. Clean dry finish.

D - Great. This is an excellent beer, world class for sure. Dry, fruity, funky, sour, flavorful and very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 05:05:05 | More by domtronzero
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to kennyo for sharing his batch 3.

A: Clear golden yellow body with a thin bubbly head that stuck around the edges of the glass for quite some time. No lacing.

S: Pleasantly funky. Green grapes and some green apple. Might even be some kiwi like notes and a bit of oak. Plus bright lemon sourness to round things out. Really clear and enticing.

T: Much like the nose there is a bit going on here. In order of prominence... Green grapes, green apple, lemon, kiwi, pear, oak. Nice and funky. Good sourness throughout that isn't overwhelming but is certainly on display.

M: Light-medium bodied with a well balanced carbonation to keep things fresh on the tongue. A bit of funk and plenty of sour. Nice dry finish.

D: Thoroughly enjoyable. A bit young, but certainly drinkable right now.

Side note.. got a taste of a bottle of batch one at the Rosso Batch 2 release. I'd bump both the taste and drinkability to 5s with batch 1. I found there to be a strong presence of fuji apple juice which I found to be stellar. Too small of a sample to review everything else on its own though. ISO Batch 1 haha

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 22:54:22 | More by callmemickey
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cavedave

New York

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4

This baby pours a straw colored and cloudy thick looking volume, topped briefly by a white head, then by bare skin.

The smell starts out tart, but not in a sharp way, but as the helpful host for a party of fine aroma's. Green apple, candy, chardonnay, farmyard, hold hands with some light appearances of even funkier aspects of brett. Fruit in the bouquet is quite balanced with the other smells.

This beer has a wondrous mix of strong flavors presented in such balance as none destroy the palate, while providing vibrantly alive and blended flavor. More of the barrel comes into the sip, the mild oakiness and tannin really give complexity to the tart aspects. These flavors do not overpower, as green apple, vinous, funk, and some really subtle spicy/earthy flavors round out the sip, especially as it warms. It is alive with flavor, and leaves you craving another sip. I imagine time will give this more incredible funkitude.

Mouthfeel is perfect, not only for style, but as vehicle for the flavors. Low carb., light and bright on palate, with a magnificent finish that never lets the potent tartness of this overwhelm. Just excellent.

Drinkability? This is so insanely drinkable I doubt I will be able to keep any of these long enough to enjoy at maturity.

Impression: In America 2010 the beers our domestic brewers lovingly create are of world class skill and artistry. CDC represents this.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 17:41:02 | More by cavedave
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a golden yellowish color, hazy and a light glow to it

S: Immediate lemon, sour, horse blanket. Oh yeah

T: Very acidic, lots oft annins, lemon zest, white grapes, hay, horseblanket, funky and lots of brett.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation, feels a touch too heavy.

O: Ridiculously drinkable for the style and ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 17:37:29 | More by barleywinefiend
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle split with onix1arg thanks for the splits dude.

A- brilliant golden yellow with just a touch of haze. Not much head from the pour but it is a year old barrel aged beer. A good swirl does build a bit of foam but settles instantly.

S- funky green apples and horse blanket. Wet hay and some musty dusty.

T- tart and sour with under ripe grapes and granny smith apples. Funky wood and unmalted wheat. Lemon rind and juice. Slightly cheesy.

M- less then medium in body and low carb. Very dry and puckering.

D- this is amazing stuff with all of the thing I love in a sour. Not to buggy at all. Super delicious.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 01:07:28 | More by oglmcdgl
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beagle826

New York

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful big fizzy head. Amazing color and aroma. Lip puckeringly sour, maybe a bit too much so for my tastes. Excellent for the style though.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 02:00:33 | More by beagle826
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4, so I've been storing this one for a couple of years.

A: Brilliant golden color, with a small white head the dissolves into a ring. Wish there was a little retention. Effervescent. A little haze from the yeast.

S: Sweet and tart fruity smell, and with a strong brett kick. It's almost like a white wine mixed with brett, which now that I think about it is the point, I suppose.

T/M: Tart and funky. Lactic. Funky. Woody. Distinct grape flavor -- even more like white wine than I remember it being a couple of years ago. A little grainy on the finish, with a mild earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and dry with low-ish carbonation.

O: Sad to finish off my last CdC, but beer is made for drinking, no? Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 22:14:34 | More by CharlatanSin
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dirtylou

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, split with blackness, obtained via trade from goodbyeohio, batch #2

appearance: served in a de koninck chalice, pale straw golden body with very little head...glowing yellow tone

smell: tart lemon, white grape, heavy whiffs of oak, cider vinegar, light grain, brett yeast

taste: "that's wild alright" - funky barnyard brett, earthy, sparkling white grape juice, dry tart lemon, nicely spiced, nice sour

mouthfeel: tart and light

drinkability: good

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 19:51:06 | More by dirtylou
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oline73

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Captain Lawrence booth at the EBF was empty for a while so it was like I was drinking my own bottle.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish golden color with a layer of white head that leaves a ring around the edge of the cup.

Smell: Vinegar and some lemon tartness along with an herbal note. Smells quite crisp.

Taste: Quite sour, vinegary and a citrus tartness. Mildly sweet with a funkiness that accompanies the sour citrus taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth yet aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a really dry and refreshing sour. I would love to have my own bottle some day.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 22:05:28 | More by oline73
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FosterJM

California

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1299th Review on BA
Bottle to Wine Glass
500ml

Batch 5

30th Birthday Party
Shared by Callmecoon

App- Glowing golden yellow with zero head or cling. A few bubbles around the edges.

Smell- A great wild ale. The booze levels are incredibly hidden with a lot of sour on the nose with some oaky lemon fruits. The tart level really balanced the lactic out. Smooth and tasty with a small white wine tannin note.

Mouth- A bit of a light medium with a fairly medium carbonation level. A bit of grape and lemon residual flavors.

Drink- A damn fine wild ale. Great layers and very smooth. Thank you Steve for sharing.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 15:40:29 | More by FosterJM
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, batch 2 courtesy of Dyan.

Pours a cloudy yellow, light amber, pretty unique colour for a beer, thin fizzy white head forms, quickly settles down to a thin ring around the glass, no lacing. Smell is crazy acidic, lemons, oak, grapes, vinegar, vanilla, very funky, lots of straw and barnyard with the acidity, very complex. Taste is similar, sweet/sour beginning, toast, oak, lemon juice, quite acidic, vanilla, white grape juice, nice sweet sugary middle really balances out the sourness, nice dried fruit flavour, finish is charred wood and lemon juice, but nicely balanced and a dry floral end. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, very smooth and perfectly balanced, no rough edges, perfect amount of sour and perfect amount of sweet. Very nice sour, thanks a ton Dyan!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 22:47:31 | More by Viggo
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youbrewidrink

Vermont

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice straw color with a quick to disappear white head.

The aroma was of granny smith apples and hay.

The taste first jumped out as tart apples and peaches and mellowed down to ripe pears and green grapes.The slightly sour flavor made this a perfect beer for a hot summer afternoon.

This beer was almost too drinkable, I overheard other who don't normally drink sours loving this one.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2009 14:38:28 | More by youbrewidrink
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Kevin for sharing this! Have been wanting to try it for awhile now!

A- Body is a uniform, translucent really foggy blond hue. Pours with a 1 finger foamy white head that has decent retention. Leaves traces of lacing down the glass.

S-Amazing! Tart white grape, apple, and pear-very fruity. There is also a hint of vinegar and acidic tartness detectable in the nose.

T- Upfront is lots of apple and pear with a very light acidic sourness/twang to it. Background is a slight yeasty funk and some floral hop overtones. Finish is consistent with the initial flavor but is slightly dry. Very well done and balanced.

M- Medium tingly carbonation with a light drinkable body.

D- This brew is great! It offers a great balance of fruit, sourness, and funk while still being somewhat dry. This sour is on the mild side but very well put together and another fine brew by CL!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 23:44:13 | More by PittBeerGirl
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abecall98

California

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got a couple of these bottles in a trade.

A - pours a bright pale yellow. Very nice head white and sticky. The beer looks inviting.

S - oh man, funk. Smells like rotted lemons, but in a good way. Lemony too.

T - funky. Brett comes through, tastes like lemon peel inside of a locker room. It's very tart from the middle of the taste. Dryness is at the end with more lemon peel.

M - it's perfectly carbonated. It's creamy and dry at the same time. Love it.

D - for a sour, it's not over powering or offputting. The abv is well hidden and the tanginess keeps you at bay with more desire.

O - I like this sour. Glad I have another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2010 05:02:10 | More by abecall98
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4

Poured into a Rock Art tulip glass. A big, fizzy, head forms at first, but rapidly fades away without a trace. The body is a pale, golden-yellow. Looks nice, but I'd like to see a little bit of head or lacing.

Musty oak barrels with a bit of barnyard funk rise up from the glass. Somewhat yeasty in aroma with bready malts and lemon citrus. Juicy golden apples. Very nice.

Tart apples mix with a bit of yeast funk in the flavor. Zinfandel wine characteristics from the muscat grapes. Light oak presence and slightly acidic. Lots of tartness and very light alcohol.

Mouthfeel is smooth with crisp tartness. Light, spritzy carbonation, some acidity and faint warming alcohol. Almost slightly creamy at times, like blue cheese consistency.

This is a very drinkable wild ale. The bottle disappeared much too quickly and the ABV is essentially unnoticeable. The flavor is quite juicy, tart and well balanced. Probably the best golden American wild I have had alongside Temptation. This beer is really just a treat to drink. I highly recommend seeking out a bottle if you can. Great balance, flavor and tartness. Nice work Captain Lawrence.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 16:41:21 | More by sisuspeed
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Billolick

New York

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got to love a small, young and local (at least to me) brewery that puts out a stream of small (bottled) batches of eclectic and high quality ales, in addition to the four regular high quality craft brews it brews all year round on tap. "Cuvee" is a Belgain golden, fermented with muscat grapes, then refermented with "Bret" yeast, then aged in wine barels. Yeeha...love the style and love the fact that brewer Scott V has the stones to brew up a quite sour brew and then pitch it and explain it to his loyal following....anyway, this one pours cloudy, lemony, yellowy amber with a quickly departing white head and leaving just a trace of fine lacing. The nose is where the excitement begins, lots of fruit, lemony freshness and a funky, musty foretelling of the sour Bret blast to come. Moderate to quite sour on my scale. Lots of puckering lemon/lime, I also pick up tart berry notes, quinine, ginger, spicy honey, woody, herbal, Bret FUNKYNESS....WOW...wild ale, lambic, Belgian fans rejoice...refreshing, complex, and thoroughly enjoyable...yet another home run for the good Captain...go get some, add a hunk of smelly cheese, some crusty bread, olives, wild lettuce salad, sit back and revel in what a lucky human being you are! Label notes also mention that this one is expected to age well, will the blessings never cease?

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2007 22:43:59 | More by Billolick
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mikey711

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like I will be the first person to review batch 4.

A: It pours a slightly cloudy but very vibrant golden hue with a nice level of white carbonation that quickly fades. Some rising carbonation no lacing.

S: Nice oak presence that also provides a little a solid earthy funkiness and. There is also a very prevalent fruit note, grape, that gives this a very wine like aroma. Some lemon notes and a bit of mustiness.

T: Very fruity with a citrus lemon and green apple notes upfront followed by sour grape notes. Very nice tartness that makes me pucker a little bit. Some hints of vanilla and some earthy wood notes.

M: There is a fair amount of acidity, but this one isnt had to sip at all. Its a bit like drinking lemonade. There is a slight bit of heat

D: Way to easy to drink and quite refreshing because of all the fruitiness. I really look forward to trying this one down the road to see how it ages

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 20:57:13 | More by mikey711
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A massive thanks to Dan (Dslim71) for hooking me up with a couple of these beers and allowing me to tick a longtime want. Cheers and Merry Christmas! (also thanks to Cuzco!) Batch 5, 375ml bottle, split with my brother-in-law.

Appearance – Pours a lovely hazy golden color into my trusty generic tulip. About a half finger of slight off white head is achieved with a moderate pour, which dissipates quickly leaving zero lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Just a plethora of barnyard funk and other tart aromas emerge from the glass as I swirl the beer around. Heavy must, wet hay, slight leather, tart citrus (i.e. lemon zest), and earthy qualities.

Taste – An immediate mouth puckering from the lemon zest which fades into fantastic barnyard funk qualities. To be honest, my brother-in-law and I both stated it has a slight gueuze like feature. The acidity from the lemon (and also green apple) is pleasant and I personally hope this gets a bit more tart with some age. When you take a sip the back sides of your jaw tense up from the tartness which I personally loved, haha. The mix of the tart citrus and funk is utterly delicious. I am savoring this beer as much as I can.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, finishes a hint dry.

Overall – A wonderful experience from a beer. A perfect time to open it up on Christmas. I am thoroughly enjoying this drink and am sad to see my half disappearing faster than I was hoping. Very happy I have a couple more to cellar to see how this beer ages.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 00:52:57 | More by SpdKilz
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled thanks to some generosity at Capone's (not sure who poured this but thanks!).

Appearance: Hazy golden with no head.

Smell: Nice sour funky aroma. Very tart lemony and earthy nose.

Taste: Very acidic and sour. Nice flavors of grape, funky Brett and even some oak.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and dry.

Drinkability: I was very lucky to get to try this one here. I was impressed with the overall sourness and it really was a great beer. I would definitely seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 04:39:35 | More by Axic10
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cosmicevan

New York

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

consumed on 7/6, while I was "on Hiatus." picked up at the brewery a while back. enjoyed from my captain lawrence tulip.
Batch 5

a - brew poured a mostly opaque orange with lively carbonation. at first there was a big fizzy head, but it fizzled away in moments, yet i could still see a geyser of champagne like bubbling at the center of the surface of the beer.

s - smell is dynamite. sour tarts, white wine, green grapes. some brett sweetness.

t - taste is spot on. super sour green grapes. lemons and fruit drenched in white wine. good sourness without being off putting. the oak is a bit present in the finish. the brett shows in some sweetness, the funk can be found as the sourness rolls off your tongue.

m - tart, prickly carbonation. some spiciness in the finish.

o - overall, super refreshing. really well made sour. captain lawrence is no joke when it comes to sour beers and castleton is a fine example.

bottle

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 01:33:33 | More by cosmicevan
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dougofthefuture

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 4

A. Pours a very clear yellow-orange. Just a few shades darker than many white wines. A fizzy head on a hard pour quickly dissipates, but plenty of carbonation remains present.

S. This is off the charts - oak, balanced funk, plenty of sweet white wine-like grape character. Very bright. Very balanced.

T&M. The first sip is surprisingly tart. The brett has dried out this beer quite a lot. As I adjust to the sourness, I can slowly start to pick out more flavors - oak first, then the sweet grapes from the nose. Plenty of alcohol burn on the finish (I expect this will mellow with age). Just a bit of lingering funk. The body is really nice here - approaching a dry champagne spritziness.

D. This is a sipper, but the more I sip, the more it opens up. I'm really liking this, but I think I'll like it even more with age. I'll be seeking these out, and then trying to forget about them.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 00:15:55 | More by dougofthefuture
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright straw yellow almost perfectly clear but for the strong bubbles trying to get to the top. Smell of strong horseblanket brett with some battery acidic smells, belgian malt and some spicey belgian golden ale aromas.

Taste of delicious golden ale spiked with a brett tonic of strong horseblanket twang and acid. All delicious to me , probably not to anybody who does not like wild ales. Tastes so refreshing out of the bottle at cold temperatures that it is tempting to just drink it all at once at whatever temperature it happened to be when you opened it. Fortunately, I was patient as this only comes around once a year and is hard to acquire at that. As it warms up, the grapes really become more prevalent, mixing with oak, and lightly caramelized sugars. The finish is dry and not unlike one that you would get from a good bottle of champagne, finishing with a nice little bitter twang on the end of your tongue.
If only this were released more often... Highly Recommended

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 23:03:50 | More by alpinebryant
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4.

A-Pours a clear yellow gold with a little bit of fizzy white head that does not last.

S-Strong aromas of white chardonnay grapes, stone fruit and some funk.

T-Delicious. Lots of good chardonnay notes in the front, with a very strong underlying dose of oak. Some bitterness in the finish and some very mild sourness.

M-Light to medium bodied, very dry.

D-Very approachable, great fruit and moderate sourness make this a sessionable sort of beer...if I only had more than one to drink.

HV

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 14:31:44 | More by sholland119
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed on: 01-07-2009

Batch 2, 750ml bottle at 50 degrees.

Pours pale gold with a light fog and a quickly fizzling white head. Zero lacework and a placid surface within seconds of pouring.

Aromatics lead off with a hint of Brett from arms length immediately as the glass is poured. Closer examination reveals lemon-spritzed wet hay, dried pinapples, grapefruit pulp, and white grapeskins. Soured apples, sherry-soaked apricots, and wet cat follow through with a hint of cheese rind.

Light bodied with a razor-sharp crispness and a drying, tart mouthfeel.

Lemon pith, grape must, acid-spiked grapefruit, and oaky tannins start the palate. Grassy and catty sour notes quickly step forward along with hints of juniper, Sherry vinegar, and sharp minerals.

Finishes with a peppery warmth, lingering lemon-infused acid, and tart funk.

Very tasty. Plenty sour with a boatload of Brett. Bone-dry with plenty of lively carbonation and a sharp as nails tartness.

Revisit 12/4/10

375ml bottle, batch 4, vintage 2010.

This bottle had a pellicle that formed in the neck which made me quite curious. Opening the bottle there was barely a whisp of carbonation and the brew poured completely flat with the white flakes of pellicle floating in suspension. Clear light gold otherwise.

Aromatics are very wine-like and funky. Crisp Chardonnay character with sour apples, pineapples, wet goat, and lemon pith.

Light bodied with a flat but crisp mouthfeel. Fairly sharp but I'm missing the lively carbonation of previous vintages.

Grapeskins, acid-spiked pineapple, vineous tannins, and tart apples lead off the palate. Oaky undertones and sour fruit pith follow through along with hints of cider vinegar and lemon seeds.

Finishes with a lingering, drying, crisp tartness, soured citrus, apples, and tannic grape.

Still a great beer, albeit flat.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 00:42:21 | More by brewandbbq
Cuvee De Castleton from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.