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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

433 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 982
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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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

01-06-2012 14:12:50 | More by stakem
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-06-2012 00:23:25 | More by nathanjohnson
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bs870621345

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-05-2012 02:27:58 | More by bs870621345
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jcartamdg

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +7.3%

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!!!

01-01-2012 05:33:54 | More by jcartamdg
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -9.1%

12-30-2011 07:35:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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JLow

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-29-2011 19:31:20 | More by JLow
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

12-26-2011 00:52:57 | More by SpdKilz
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

12-23-2011 23:27:04 | More by jophish17
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ixodus

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-21-2011 19:25:27 | More by ixodus
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DSlim71

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-21-2011 16:03:36 | More by DSlim71
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jkane101

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-17-2011 17:24:26 | More by jkane101
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SMason

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-17-2011 15:36:24 | More by SMason
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.1%

12-15-2011 20:42:02 | More by ChrisPro
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CelticAleMan

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-13-2011 04:32:11 | More by CelticAleMan
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Mag00n

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-12-2011 20:22:25 | More by Mag00n
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BrianTheBrewer30

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-12-2011 10:35:22 | More by BrianTheBrewer30
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pixieskid

Germany

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-12-2011 07:42:37 | More by pixieskid
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-09-2011 20:06:20 | More by alalvarez75
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Threshold

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-08-2011 17:26:32 | More by Threshold
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shufon

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-07-2011 07:30:57 | More by shufon
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-06-2011 13:45:10 | More by sideshowe
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OddNotion

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-05-2011 03:14:32 | More by OddNotion
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8%

12-04-2011 22:57:22 | More by acurtis
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rwmiscik

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-04-2011 00:22:20 | More by rwmiscik
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40n75w

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-04-2011 00:20:31 | More by 40n75w
Cuvee De Castleton from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.