Sun Block - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Billolick on 07-05-2007)
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of mltobin
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the Ginger Man in South Norwalk, Conn.

Appearance is a nice light honey color with a cream white head.

The smell is light, kind of sweet, and very inviting.

The taste is citrusy, easy going and completely refreshing !

The mouthfeel is similar to the rest of the beer, nothing too strong, but a bit sweet, a hint of spice, pleasant overall.

The drinkability is high, especially goes well with a warm sunny day and lighter food.

Photo of scotorum
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 5/9/14.

a: Orange with a half finger thick white head which receded to patchy surface foam and similar lacing.

s: Grapefruit.

t: Grapefruit and orange with considerable hop bite over a medium bready malt base.

m: Medium with lots of carbonation tingle.

o; An Excellent hoppy wheat, refreshing and tangy.

Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of scootny
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of the growler into my Witte glass. A pale straw brew with a light head that thins to a wispy covering. Spots of lace. Barely active carbonation is visible in the glass.

Smell is grainy wheat malt and faint mustyness. Light banana notes and lemony bits with yeast esters.

Taste is great! Belgian yeast and wheat with lemon and subtle spices. Nutty notes in the finish with a kiss of hops to cleanse the palate and make a clean dry finish. More nutty notes in my nose as I swallow. A slight sourness dries the tongue and invites you back. MMM

Mouthfeel is crisp and gently effervescent. A delightful experience

Drinkability is exceptional. Crisp, refreshing, smooth, and light. I coud drink the whole growler by myself...But I wont.

A quintessential summer brew. Get this while it's around and enhance your summer days and nights.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very hazy, whitish yellow, very pale and cloudy. Huge white head never fully faded and tons of clingy lace down the sides of the glass. Some visible carbonation.

very light, lots of yeast asnd some light fruit, little grain, and a touch of hops. Lots of yeast and light fruits, some peach and pear. Very light taste, awesome hot summer day flavor.rich and creamy, very nice consistency and feel. Great carbonation.Could put down a ton, really easy drinker.Overall I was really impressed by this

Photo of Amalak
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had at the Burger Shoppe in downtown Manhattan, on Water Street.

A- Pours a gold, opaque. Very bubbly. Some head with limited lacing, though that could be because it was in a chilled mug.
S- Mild wheat scent.
T- Extremely crisp and carbonated. Tempered wheat taste. Has a very mild bite to it. Really well balanced, excellent beer.

Photo of cavedave
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Says unfiltered on bottle, but just the slightest cloudiness to a dark straw colored beer. Thin cap of off white foam scrams pretty quick, but some nice legs of lace left linger alliteratively.

Mmm a light aroma of wheaty cracker and lemony citrus hops, with just a hint of pine behind and slight notes of crystal malt.

Delicate medium strength taste that fully expresses the flavors of the bouquet, wonderfully so. It is a clean, simple taste that is refreshing and interesting and delicious.

Light in mouth, spritzy carb., and a nice coating from the hops gives it a clean finish.

Captain Lawrence just keeps coming with solid delicious offerings that make me proud to spend my beer money on local breweries.

Photo of KTCamm
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours hazy cloudy golden with white foam. Some layers. Sharp citrus nose, orange-y. A little wheaty as well. Lighter taste, a lemon-filled wheat blend. Subtle hoppy blend. Definitely some orange in the mix. Helles like aftertaste. Smooth, simple, flavorful. Perfect spring beer.

Photo of ppoitras
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Screw-cap growler provided via trade by gpcollen1. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head over the slightly cloudy light golden brew. Head is promptly down to a tight layer of foam, with lasting lace. Aroma is wheaty and tart, to style. Taste follows the nose, with the tartness complementing and not out of place, as is sometimes the case. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth, and drinkability is incredibly easy. Very approachable wit, highly recommended.

Photo of TheDeuce
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sun Block Witte...on tap at Gramercy Tavern

Appearance- Pale gold with a really wispy head, not that much lace.

Smell- Orange peel and citrus appears along with some hops and malt.

Taste/Mouthfeel- refreshing and smooth, alot of fruit notes and carbonation. Aftertaste is a refreshing final note of grains and hops.

Drinkability-refreshing and smooth, in the sweltering summer of New York City this tastes great.

Overall-a solid hoppy witte, fits all the profiles perfectly and tastes great.

Photo of gpcollen1
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got another growler of this for a trade but that never materialized. Took the opportunity to get down with the Captain. Pours a clear golden - light orange. Head rises and falls quick enough. Aroma is a bit sweet with a citrus spice - the Wit coming through.

Taste hits a bit on the hoppy/spicy side that hovers over the sweetness of this wit initially but lets it squeak on through and ushers in some additional spice. This one seems to be a bit more balanced with the hops than previous incarnations, which I did not enjoy as much - yet good.

A very nice drinker, light and crisp, that is good with food and for the masses. Drank this one intermittently while rebuilding a rock wall that my Oak knocked down. A keg of this would be nice for one of the faucets at a party.

5.11.2008
B / 3.55
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | drink: 4
rDev: -7.6%

Photo of m1ked
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy straw colored yellow, when held up to the light it seems very pale and translucent. A brief modest white head that quickly transforms into a skimming of the top. A couple of slow streamers that have lots of space in between the next risin bubble.

S- That familiar sweet sugary belgian aroma with a tad bit of tartness mixed with the usual banana (light here). Some herbal character to it.

T- Takes a few seconds to develop, there is a mild belgian, sugary sweetness that quickly gets replaced by a tame citrusy tartness. Like a tart apricot with a drop or 2 of lemon.

M- Good carbonation that scrubs your tongue- in a gentle/good way. I like the tart, and finishes semi-dry.

D- I could drink these all summer. Crisp, refreshing, tasty. This is my idea of a sessional summer beer.

Photo of marcpal
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another growler Im stoked to have brought back from the brewery- cracked open on a beautiful night.

Poured into Nugget Nectar pint glass.

A: Maize gold and transparent. Extremely thin head with little to no lace left on the glass.

N: Lemon peel, citrus and some kiwi(?) with some sweet malt smells. Hops come and go in the aroma, knocked out a bit from the orange and coriander.

T: Sweet and citrusy, some banana sweetness comes in too. Hops are much stronger than in the nose. The wheat is prominent without being abrasive. Coriander on the tongue in the aftertaste.

M: A lot of carbonation and leaves a crispness on the tongue from the hop presence. Spiciness from coriander.

D: As refreshing as they come. Right on for the style with a simplistic spin that makes this all the more enjoyable.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slowly but surely getting to the end of the list of beers to try by CL.

Pours an almost clear gold with a white head. Nose is straight up dough, spices and funk. Fairly straightforward. Flavor is along the same lines. Doughy funky citrus flavor. Yep. It's a witbier. Feel is a bit of a biting carbonation and the liquid is typical. I consder this a pretty spot on interpretation of the style. A bit boisterous, but doesn't cross the line. Another good CL beer.

Photo of CloudStrife
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Assuming the bottle isnt supposed to say "witte" anywhere on it?

A: Pours a cloudy pale golden with a somewhat thick one finger head. The head is white and sticks around for a bit leaving some lacing on the glass. Lots of visible carbonation as tiny bubbles.

S: Certainly hops, this has a nice fresh aroma to it. A blend of floral and citrus with a touch of pine. Seems to dominate the wheat, which I dont mind.

T: The wheat does come through more on the taste but is still a bit overshadowed with the ample hop dosage this brew has. Aftertaste is a mix of citrus and pale malts. On the hoppier end for not being labeled an IPA.

M: A pretty crisp and refreshing beer. Ample carbonation and a mostly clean finish. I guess the hops provide a bit of stickiness but its quite acceptable for the amount of hop flavor.

Overall Captain Lawrence strikes again. I have been impressed with their selection and would recommend to anyone into American Pale Wheat Ales.

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Sun Block from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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