Cuvee De Castleton - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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4.97/5 rDev +13%
Poured into a wine glass...nice hazy yellow color with a nice foamy white head.
Aroma is amazing, there is so much going on...lemons, white grapes, sour apples, mild brett barnyard, oak and vanilla. Its very intense and the smell is extremely sour.
Flavor is very sour, had batch 2 and it was not as intense yet. I think it still needs some time to catch up to this one. Nice flavors of sour grapes, lemon zest, oak. Its very tart, but very drinkable at the same time. The mouth feel is nicely carbonated and smooth. I could drink this all night, but my stash of these bottles is dwindling.
11-24-2008 03:01:30 | More by gregc
4.95/5 rDev +12.5%
A - It looks like a yellow, semi-still, and somewhat hazy Gueuze. It looks potent, if not impressive.
S - Wow. That is always a good way to start, with a 'wow'. Tart pineapple and assorted tropical golden fruit bombard the olfactory. As it opens up, deep funky notes of wet wood, sulfur, and lactic-sour become apparent. This is exactly how I like my sour/tart/wild beer. Interestingly, I don't pick up on any specific white grape notes; it is more tropical and tart than vinous.
T - Extrapolate the sensations of the olfactory to the gustatory, and there you have it. No more, no less. It is very dry, semi-tart (but not way-out-there), with complex fruitiness, a tremendous subtlety and it is just so impressively sublime.
M - Champagne could do no better.
D - Drinkable as it gets. An absolute pleasure.
11-05-2010 00:34:39 | More by ktrillionaire
4.9/5 rDev +11.4%
A: Not quite a gusher but it was happy to get out of the bottle in to my Hennepin glass. Minimal white head. Slightly hazy golden color.
S: Funk right up front. Little bit musty with hints of grapes and some other fruit that is hard to pin down. You can smell a little of the tartness as well.
T: Starts of tart on the front of your tongue. Then you get that wonderful blast of funky fruit. Then it goes into a taste that I can only describe as a good white wine. Finishes with a more subtle version of funk. No real taste of the barrel on this one. As it warmed got more hints of white grapes.
M: Medium body. Well carbonated. Finishes a little on the dry side but it worked with the wine like taste. I love the tartness on my lips after taking a sip.
D: Insanely drinkable. Would love to know the ABV on this but I don't care. If this were 20% I would still want it all the time. Totally different than anything I have ever had. Just a singular beer. Can't wait to see what this beast turns in to with a little time on it.
08-13-2008 23:59:11 | More by aerozeppl
Cuvee De Castleton from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.