1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cuvee De Castleton - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Cuvee De CastletonCuvee De Castleton

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

432 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 432
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 981
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Cuvee De Castleton Alström Bros
Ratings: 432 | Reviews: 214 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SMason
SMason

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-17-2011 15:36:24 | More by SMason
Photo of eawolff99
eawolff99

Colorado

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-25-2012 00:52:40 | More by eawolff99
Photo of Rempo
Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-20-2012 00:57:39 | More by Rempo
Photo of SummitVA
SummitVA

Maryland

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-15-2011 19:35:45 | More by SummitVA
Photo of whartontallboy
whartontallboy

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-14-2012 01:58:20 | More by whartontallboy
Photo of RSchaeffer
RSchaeffer

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-27-2012 02:01:21 | More by RSchaeffer
Photo of meaghan2k
meaghan2k

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-27-2012 17:53:53 | More by meaghan2k
Photo of rmaste6282
rmaste6282

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-30-2011 04:51:30 | More by rmaste6282
Photo of bobv
bobv

Vermont

5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-09-2012 22:26:50 | More by bobv
Photo of Busker
Busker

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-21-2013 18:06:59 | More by Busker
Photo of afksports
afksports

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-14-2011 15:56:45 | More by afksports
Photo of monsterzero
monsterzero

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-16-2011 14:36:19 | More by monsterzero
Photo of Jones153
Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-28-2014 01:28:47 | More by Jones153
Photo of pixieskid
pixieskid

Germany

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-12-2011 07:42:37 | More by pixieskid
Photo of mnbearsfan
mnbearsfan

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-07-2014 12:49:57 | More by mnbearsfan
Photo of jtrockchalk
jtrockchalk

Missouri

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-19-2011 16:38:29 | More by jtrockchalk
Photo of Threshold
Threshold

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-08-2011 17:26:32 | More by Threshold
Photo of savagepm
savagepm

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-23-2013 01:37:09 | More by savagepm
Photo of topdown
topdown

California

5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-06-2013 20:55:56 | More by topdown
Photo of Scottz5
Scottz5

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-07-2012 16:27:15 | More by Scottz5
Photo of imperialking
imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-30-2012 19:09:01 | More by imperialking
Photo of rwmiscik
rwmiscik

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-04-2011 00:22:20 | More by rwmiscik
Photo of gregc
gregc

New York

4.97/5  rDev +13%

Batch 1...bottle

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
Photo of ktrillionaire
ktrillionaire

Florida

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
Photo of aerozeppl
aerozeppl

New York

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 432 ratings.