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Cuvee De Castleton - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Cuvee De CastletonCuvee De Castleton

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

436 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 986
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

texasclimber, Jan 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

bobv, Jan 09, 2012
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4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright yellow. 3 finger foamy white head.

S: Pungent sour and citrus notes.

T: Wonderfully sour. Great lemony citrus on the nose followed by vinegary sourness.

M: Light and refreshing. Well carbonated.

O: So glad to have tried this. Up there with Beatification. I need to find more.

camil1mj, Jan 08, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks again to ClockworkOrange for sharing this at a recent tasting he hosted. 750ml labeled as batch 2. Poured into a mini-snifter, this brew appears a clear light yellow color. A white fizzy cap appears and quickly dissolves. A swirl hardly does anything but does produces a couple spots of lace on the glass.

The smell is lemony and lactic mixed with vinous notes that are juicy smelling. A bit of yogurt hits the nose along with some funk and mild oak. Towards the back are more mellow notes of wild character and funk but overall this is an enjoyable smelling brew.

The taste includes mild white grape juice that reminds me of almost Chardonnay. A dry quality of oak and lactic yogurt contrasts the vinous qualities. As it warms up, more funk and less tart flavor hits the palate as the mouth becomes accustomed. The funk gets mildly grassy into the finish.

This is a light bodied brew with a low level of carbonation visually yet it contained some liveliness about it in the feel. This is a light and easy drinking brew. Nice sharp and tangy elements not to mention I am a sucker for brews that have vinous elements. Well done.

stakem, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

nathanjohnson, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bs870621345, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of jcartamdg
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with no head, looks very simalar to wine. Aroma of funk and sour grapes, tastes a lot like wine with great sour notes. Smooth yet dry, very tasty, sour but not over the top, its just right I wish this wasn't limited because I would drink it all the time!!!

jcartamdg, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

ygtbsm94, Dec 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

JLow, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of SpdKilz
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.

SpdKilz, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ixodus, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

DSlim71, Dec 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

jkane101, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

SMason, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

ChrisPro, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

CelticAleMan, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Mag00n, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

BrianTheBrewer30, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

pixieskid, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

alalvarez75, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Threshold, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

shufon, Dec 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

sideshowe, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

OddNotion, Dec 05, 2011
Cuvee De Castleton from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.