Sun Block - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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3.38/5 rDev -7.9%
On tap at The Ginger Man. Wheat aroma. Pale yellow cidery colour with some lace. Nicely drinkable, a bit astringent citrus, even some hop but also well malted finish.Subtle spice: corriander. Refreshing summer beer. Mineral water carbonation, average or above mouthfeel.
05-15-2009 04:53:34 | More by Sammy
3.56/5 rDev -3%
A: The beer is relatively clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of lemon citrus and wheat are present in the nose along with some bits of spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has a slight amount of bitterness and some hints of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice lemony smell and taste but seems a little too malty to be very refreshing or thirst quenching.
04-27-2013 01:28:28 | More by metter98
4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
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
10-18-2011 01:28:28 | More by mikesgroove
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
09-12-2008 20:31:37 | More by RblWthACoz
3.69/5 rDev +0.5%
First had: on tap at Delaney's, New Haven, CT
I'm not usually in the mood for a wheat beer like this, but all else aside, it was a pretty tasty brew. Bright banana yellow color, hazy, with a thick white head that receded to a heavy ringlet, lacing the glass. Nice wheat profile on the nose, citrus zest, light peppery spice. Taste of bright floral and citrus hops, unexpected candy sweetness, maybe a little stone fruit, biscuity malts and lightly toasted wheat. Pretty nice, and I'm sure quite refreshing on a hot summer day. Light-medium body, clean and drinkable.
05-15-2013 02:14:10 | More by Rifugium
3.84/5 rDev +4.6%
From 04/04/13 notes. Had this on tap at the tasting room in NY.
a - Pours a hazy bright yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of lightly sour fruits, which is kind of nice. Also smells of spice, wheat, yeast, citrus hops, lemon, grains, bread, and some earthy notes. Nose is quite nice.
t - Tastes of citrus hop, floral hops, spices, yeast, wheat, bready malts, some earthy malts, grains, and some light fruits. No sourness at all. Nice citrus and floral notes, though I liked the nose a little bit better.
m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink beer; could definintely have a few of them.
o - Overall a pretty nice witbier. I liked the nose a lot, and it is easy to drink. They were selling six packs of this and I could see a lot of non-craft beer drinkers loving this one if it was brought to a BBQ. Would have it again.
04-05-2013 17:02:04 | More by mdfb79
2.35/5 rDev -36%
Pours a very cloudy, dark golden yellow color with paler straw-like edges and a half finger foam head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.
Floral earthy hop aroma with hints of grass and soil countered by subtle citrus, bready yeast and pale malt. The hop profile is one dimensional and lacking in the citrus quality that the label promises. Mostly grassy and resinous with faint lemon pith character. The wheat malts are pretty faint as well with subtle hints of bread and banana. Pale biscuit like malts are more prominent.
Light body with spritzy carbonation and strong earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes into a very dry finish. Dry and slightly sticky with lots of earthy soil and grassy pine needle flavor. There's also some zesty spice that gives off some peppery coriander flavor. A bit more citrus character than in the nose but it seems like it's coming more from the wheat beer portion than the hop profile. Some bready yeast and biscuit malt followed by tart lemon juice and sourdough bread. Overall, I wasn't a fan of this beer. It's lacking in complexity and the flavors clash with each other making it kind of harsh and tough to drink.
04-27-2014 06:39:22 | More by corby112
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
on tap in Ginger Man, NYC
A: Light golden color, mostly clear with a little haze. White head that quickly dissipates with no lacing.
S: Citrusy, lemon and orange, with some clove and light aroma of hops.
T: Nothing exceptional, typical wit flavors. Citrus (more lemon than orange) and spice, only difference from norm is that the hops are much stronger in this than expected. Medium body, crisp with active carbonation and bite from hops. While the flavors don't really make this beer standout, it is a very refreshing summertime beer and exceptionally drinkable.
05-24-2008 20:40:09 | More by yourefragile
3.68/5 rDev +0.3%
On-tap at the brewery
Immediately reminds me of Victory's Whirlwind Wit for the juicy flavors and light body. This beer, however, comes off a bit more satisfying thanks to the shot of citrus in the taste. There's a lot that's traditional about this beer in the easy mouthfeel and coriander flavor, but a little kick of American hops gives this beer a nice twist. Still pretty Belgian, but not quite. Worth a try if you're into wit's.
04-27-2008 20:09:42 | More by tempest
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
On tap at the Blind Tiger, in NYC (god I love being able to type that again..) Typical witte presentation, cloudy, yellowy, with a white tight knit head, showing better then average retention and a nice amount of lacing. The expected lemony, citrus nose with a hint of yeastyness. Crisp and refreshing offering, more lemon, wheat malt in the back ground. Yummy new offering from the good Captain.
07-05-2007 12:18:19 | More by Billolick
3.75/5 rDev +2.2%
A: Pours a hazy medium straw to lemon yellow in color with moderate amounts of gentle carbonation near the surface of the beer and some light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall slightly fizzy white head that reduces to a medium patch of very thin film with an extremely thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light aromas of wheat, grassy hops, lemon/citrus, and just a touch of light fruit (apple).
T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat with some grassy hops and just a touch of citrus/lemon. Very light amounts of bitterness which fade almost immediately.
M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.
O: This is very easy to drink and refreshing on a warm to hot spring afternoon. Light bodied with lighter flavors/aromas make this one quite sessionable.
04-10-2013 22:44:05 | More by dbrauneis
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
64oz Growler from the brewery.
A- Sun block holds a dark yellow/light golden color with a skim of white loose foam on the top, fades quick leaving no lace.
S- A typical witte with citrus scent including lemon, orange peel and spice such as clove. Some earthy hops are there but light.
T- A well balanced witte with the above mentioned ingredients, I seem to be getting more orange peel but the lemon flavor is nice as well. The yeast also makes headway as well as clove, the hops keep everything in perspective.
M- Light bodied with a bit of carb felt under the tounge. Goes down smooth and almost to easy with some spice and yeast in the aftertaste.
D- Again, almost to easy to drink, Im glad the abv is low as I would be on the ground by now. Finished off the growler in no time, but I shared some because this style of beer gets boring after a while. Great for summer.
07-19-2009 18:31:08 | More by BARFLYB
4.15/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
06-22-2008 00:03:43 | More by ppoitras
3.68/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured an upfront strong noble hop. Not much else was detectable after that - maybe a slight grainy malt.
The taste consisted of a very spicy noble hop with a mild coriander spice.
The mouthfeel was of medium fullness with a biting carbonation.
Overall an easy drinker. However, not exactly in line with the style.
07-06-2007 19:59:10 | More by plaid75
3.61/5 rDev -1.6%
A: A dense marshmellow structure sits above a tawny-orange body with a fine, misty rise of carbonation within. Head retention is lengthy and strong while providing a thick band of foam lacing adhering to the vessel on descent with a milky thin covering atop.
S: Spicy fresh tangerine with a spicy hop wiff of citrus. A bit of candy sugar, fresh wheat, light semi-dry lime with some citron notes. There are background nuances of candy-cola with a slight hint of kiwi-strawberry. Fruity.
T: The flavor is spicy and tart tangerine, wheat, lemon and lime hopping that was fairly aggressive. Grapefruit floral hints, some yeasty fruitiness of apricots, banana and pear. Really spicy bite of hops and tangerine twang that shows a cantelope fruitiness. Finishes with some oaky sweet alcohol.
M: Medium full body, creamy texture of wheat that was softly carbonated.
O: Overall enjoyed this, a very good summer time hoppy wheat with a fruity twang and yeasty contributes that was wet and refreshing, lightly tart finish. Easy hot weather drinking beer, nice level of hops.
06-26-2014 23:11:50 | More by beerthulhu
Sun Block from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.