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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

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)
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.68/5  rDev +6.4%

12.7 oz bottle, batch 5, poured into a mini tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden color, produces a wispy white head, leaves little lacing.

S- Lemony tartness, musty barnyard funkiness, some apple and white grape, oak. As it warms a really fantastic, floral, perfumey spice aroma comes out and merges with the barnyard funkiness in a really great way. The aroma is really incredible.

T- Starts out with apple and white grape before a nice amount of acidity kicks in, a decent amount of lemon, balanced acidity (not leaning too heavily towards acetic like a lot of American sours do). Nice barnyard funkiness, as well as oak, dry vinous flavors and a bit of vanilla. As with the aroma, very complex and delicious.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth and dry, a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish, but really not too bad at all for it's strength.

O- An absolutely incredible beer, much better than I was expecting. The barrel, funkiness, fruitiness and yeast all come together really, really well. I know it's not exactly going for a gueuze kind of thing, but this comes closer to gueuze and lambic in terms of complexity and flavor than any other American sour I've had, which is about the highest praise I think I can give it. I mean damn.

07-23-2013 22:39:15 | More by WillCarrera
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jegross2

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +6.8%

Reviewing the Cuvee de Castleton from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company out of Elmsford, New York.

Score: 98

Batch 4 (summer 2010 vintage). Served in a hard plastic wine glass and enjoyed on 05/18/13. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours an orange-golden color with minimal bubbly head off the pour. Virtually no head or lacing. Nothing special in appearance. 3.25/5

Smell: Tart lemon zest, peach, white grape, citrus juice, vinegar, and brett. Absolutely phenomenal sour-apparent nose. 4.75/5

Taste: Just as tart as the nose promised! A divine medley of sour peach, white grapiness, brett, vinegar. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Quite tart, very dry finish. Love the pucker here! 5/5

Overall: A truly amazing American sour. This is one of the more pucker-inducing beers I have had to date. I wish I had more bottles of this!

Cost: $15 for a 500 ml bottle.

07-06-2013 16:30:15 | More by jegross2
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MJsGhost

New York

5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-01-2013 19:25:14 | More by MJsGhost
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-01-2013 14:08:45 | More by doremite
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-21-2013 00:28:09 | More by Quackus
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

06-10-2013 20:48:31 | More by chippo33
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-10-2013 17:36:47 | More by TheRuss9585
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chase2634

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2013 14:27:29 | More by chase2634
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jdklks

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-08-2013 15:03:55 | More by jdklks
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-08-2013 00:16:35 | More by Bobbydigi
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-03-2013 16:05:58 | More by GimmeGumballHead
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NCBeerFan

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8%

06-02-2013 22:28:52 | More by NCBeerFan
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-01-2013 05:32:29 | More by Anonymous1
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%

This poured out as a nice clear golden color with a fizzy white head on top. The retention comes and goes rather quickly. The lacing is minimal here. The smell of the beer is definitely funky, lots of tart grape aroma on the nose. The taste of the beer gives off a tart white wine-like flavor, there is quite a bit of sourness on this one also. The mouthfeel is light bodied and heavily carbonated with a dry tart finish. Overall I found the pucker factor on this one to be quite high, it really was a solid brew. Glad I got to try this one.

05-28-2013 19:33:21 | More by Knapp85
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-22-2013 13:40:30 | More by MarkIntihar
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Busker

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-21-2013 18:06:59 | More by Busker
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-18-2013 21:03:41 | More by Photekut
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Pete27lax

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8%

05-02-2013 17:23:19 | More by Pete27lax
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Franch

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-29-2013 22:42:23 | More by Franch
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

04-29-2013 16:17:26 | More by THECPJ
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-28-2013 20:43:27 | More by zachattack555
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-14-2013 01:44:36 | More by Gonzoillini
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8%

04-12-2013 02:32:56 | More by oldp0rt
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Dasein11

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

04-09-2013 00:52:11 | More by Dasein11
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BruChef

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-06-2013 18:08:00 | More by BruChef
Cuvee De Castleton from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.