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Sun Block - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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212 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 07-05-2007)
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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a straw/borderline golden yellow with an inch of fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. A thin white head blankets this beer throughout drinking. The nose is a light wheaty sweetness bittered by a touch of floral/slightly citrusy hops. The taste provides a bold wheat base upfront which carries on its shoulders a potent hoppiness (which is more bark than bite). It's clean, light bodied, hoppy, and has great wheat character followed by a lingering, nonintrusive bitterness. This is definitely the type of fresh spring/summer gulping beer I want to be cracking into after a brief Buffalo weather warm spell. It's probably my current favorite from CL that is available in 12oz bottles.

Photo of dsa7783
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Twelve-ounce beer sampled on-tap at Blind Tiger on Bleecker Street in Manhattan...
Pours a clear, lucid, golden-colored hue with a small head and very minimal lacing around the serving glass and ample carbonation...
Aroma was wheat-filled, dominated by citrus and yeast...
Taste was what you would expect from a good-quality Witbier... crisp, clean, refreshing, with hints of ripe fruit, lemons, citrus, wheat, and coriander...
Slick mouthfeel with a good level of drinkability... Not sure what the ABV on this one was, but it definitely wasn't too high...
Good stuff and a great depiction of the style...
Worth a try...

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i know this is a summer beer, and its winter now, but this is something amazing. i am a sucker for sorachi ace, and this appears to be loaded with it, there may also be some galaxy or nelson or one of the other unique varietals from that corner of the world. the sorachi though, with its lemon curd and grassy properties are intense over a very light pale wheat malt base that still manages enough body to not be watery, but stays light enough in feel and alcohol to be the ultimate summer beer for a guy who loves these kind of hops. i have been really impressed with all the beers from captain lawrence, but this one is next level for the style, where flavor is usually sacrificed on the altar of sessionability. not here, this is proof you can have it all. i know this bottle had to have a few months on it, but its held up incredibly well and i can only imagine it getting better with freshness. zesty hops, minimal on their oily aspect but enormous on the fruit, especially in the nose, and a really clean finish. hard to beat in hot weather, heck, it almost takes me out on the boat. i hope to score quantity of this next spring!

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Sun Block from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.