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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

454 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 1,024
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:
Beer added by: Billolick on 05-12-2007

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of CharlatanSin
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.

Photo of doucmehu
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Azrael
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Hugonaut13
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes. Batch 2, 3, 4, and 5 tasted side by side. Batch 2 seemed much different than the other two and is worth scoring separately. The overall score is the score of the newer recipe.

Batch 2:
4/4.5/4.75/4/4.25
Batch 3, 4, 5:
4/4/4/4/3.75

Tangerine peach color, transparent with a bit of haze. Lighter, more transparent edges. A small cap fades to a ring fairly quickly.

The aroma is fairly tart, white grape, lemon zest, and peach. Acidic and some musty funk.

The flavor is quite sour, although not quite as extreme as the batch 2. Just a touch of sweetness from the malt, then the white grape comes through a bit. Peach, a bit of tangerine, and then some lemon zest in an escalating sour flavor.

Photo of Soonami
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of hansgruber
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of pmoney
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Treebs
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle served in a Half Acre snifter. Batch #5. Big thanks to cosmicevan for the share.

A: Pours a hazy lemon color with a light orange body. A thin white head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left behind.

S: Fruity with a little acetone. Sour lemons, a little lactic with some white grape sweetness and tartness.

T: Lactic sourness, some cheek puckering dryness. Oaky finish with some lemon grass and white grape.

M: Light bodied. Puckering tartness with a dry, mildly acitic finish. Medium carbonation

O: Very nice beer. Definitely enjoyed the subtleties of this and the mouthfeel was spot on.

Photo of popery
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jbuddle
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jampics2
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Arbitrator
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jacewg
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of yourefragile
4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Stigs
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of beagle826
4.49/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.34/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 5. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Clear golden with almost no head. Looks pretty flat.

Smell - Slightly fruity. Lemon comes to mind. Mostly vinegar here, though. Not intense, but dominant. Touch of funk and some peaches.

Taste - Quite sour. Lemon fruit flavors. Light vinegary flavors, at least compared to the nose. Clean, but intensely acetic. Too much for my taste. Bready in the finish also.

Mouthfeel - Puckering. Clean sour. Low carbonation.

Overall - I see why everyone loves this. It's incredibly sour, with some nice fruity notes. I just don't dig the acetic sourness, especially in a pale sour.

Cuvee De Castleton from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.