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Sun Block - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-16-2014 00:20:29 | More by Cynic-ale
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-29-2014 03:07:17 | More by wrightst
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-15-2014 12:38:52 | More by rfgetz
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle.

Very cloudy, unfiltered golden lemon body. Tall, rocky, dense, eggshell white head. Nice lacing. Nose of fresh citrus over grounded wheat. Lots of lemon, grapefruit, and tart orange. Distinct tart, sourish note. Bready, grainy, soft wheat aromas underneath.

Grainy, bready flavors up front. Tart, zesty citrus notes follow quickly and blend with a light hop bitterness. Juicy citrus notes stay front and center. Acidic flourishes of tart grape skins accent. Wheaty, almost cereal-y malt fills in the background, providing a nice, neutral palate for the citrus, hops, and acidity to play above. Bitterness increases slightly into the finish. Dry and refreshing. Lingering grapefruit tartness. Moderate body with a lively, refreshing feel. A welcome addition to the beer fridge for the upcoming [hot] summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 00:57:06 | More by alexgash
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 4/14/08. On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear golden orange with a nice, creamy white head. Aroma and flavor intensely of orange rind and some citrus and spices. This was not quite like any other witbiers I've had, but it was decent. 7/4/7/4/12 (3.4/5)

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2008 03:59:36 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Gmann

New York

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a whitish glaze and some honey highlights. The white head is short and dense and settles into a light cap.

The aroma is light and sweet. A bit grainy, noticable wheat aroma. Slight lemon touch and perhaps some hay.

The taste is light with a crisp wheat malt base. A light grassy hop goes along with a slight lemony flavor. More of an american wheat ale than a witbier. Not much coriander or other Belgian flavors. But perhaps a touch of coriander as it warms.

The feel is light but not watery with crisp carbonation. Lightly sweet but has a grassy bitterness. Drinks quite well.

Standard american wheat ale. Easy drinking summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 02:25:31 | More by Gmann
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a Captain Lawrence pint glass.

L - hazed golden yellow with a fluffy white head that thinned to a cap leaving spotty lacing.

S - tropical and citrus fruits with wheat/yeast in the background.

T - the wheat flavor comes through a bit more in the taste but the tropical fruit hop flavor is in charge here.

F - light/medium bodied with a crisp, refreshing feel.

O - I think is this more of a Pale Wheat Ale, similar to Gumballhead, than it is a Witbier.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 20:02:30 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, gold in color, high carbonation,

Smell: orange, lemon, lots of fresh citrus

Taste: orange, lemon, lots of fresh citrus--slight earthy hops

Mouthfeel: sweet with light bitterness, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: Very juicy and citrusy beer that is balanced well. One of the better offerings I have had from Captain Lawrence's small bottles. Wish I found a full six of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 17:02:37 | More by tigg924
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-09-2014 20:04:48 | More by Griffith
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-31-2014 09:04:11 | More by jaxon53
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a cloudy golden hue. Head starts out big and then it dies off to nearly nothing. Rings of lace.

S-A nearly tart, lemony wheaty nose. Light, citrusy hoppiness adds as a complement. A soft, yet exciting nose.

T-Wheat and citrusy and grassy hops. Crisp, dried wheat with a slight tangy note. Yeasty and doughy. A unique flavor. Reminds of of lemon/lime seltzer water at some points.

M-Carbonation is too intense. It stings if left in the mouth too long. Aside from that, the body and crisp finish are conducive to sessionable drinking.

O/D-A unique brew. The flavors are all their own here. I find that the more it warms, the less tasty it becomes, so drink this one quick, don't let it warm up because it gets a little weird with too much heat.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 23:58:34 | More by VelvetExtract
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-09-2014 22:02:00 | More by jfcaa193
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cosmicevan

New York

3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a capt lawrence tulip.

a - brew poured a transparent straw yellow with massive visible carbonation...almost looked like champagne. generous bubbly head that mostly dissolved, leaving chunky bubbly lacing and a pinky's worth of head.

s - VERY earthy. some lemon...dirt.

t - very wheaty and earthy. bready. yeasty. nice hopping glazed over the top to give it something unique and save the day making an otherwise boring beer rather interesting.

m - medium bodied a bit heavier than your avg wit.

o - overall, enjoyable but not earth shattering or something i'll be regularly looking for. i'm not huge on witbiers, but when i crave one i crave one classic to style and while i appreciate the experimentation and variation with the hops, it falls somewhere in between an earthy pale ale and a wit.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 04:27:10 | More by cosmicevan
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koopa

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled at the Flaming Fury release party.

Appearance: Cloudy pale straw body with minimal white crown that rapidly dissipates and shows little lace.

Smell: wheat and a muted orange/lemon/herbal note.

Taste: same as smell. the finish is sweeter than the amount of wheat tartness in the nose led me to assume it would be.

Mouthfeel: on the light side of medium bodied...fairly appropriate for the style. Moderate amount of carbonation makes it moderately enjoyable.

Drinkability: Quite sessionable

Not an amazing example of the style but good for an American attempt and a beer I'd love to have at any local bbq.

Serving type: growler

10-29-2009 17:55:11 | More by koopa
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-31-2013 15:29:34 | More by oldp0rt
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2008 20:53:04 | More by dsa7783
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-30-2013 19:22:53 | More by LoveStout
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-15-2013 01:05:08 | More by Molson2000
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-17-2014 21:12:31 | More by millerbuffoon
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2013 15:42:26 | More by st9647v3
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-02-2013 22:28:18 | More by Chugs13
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2013 21:08:01 | More by kaelingirl
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear yellow, nicely carbonated, three finger light fluffy head.

S-Lemon, grass, wheat, nicely hopped.

T-Starts with lemon and grass, some spices. Ends with slight citrus and mild bitterness.

M-Lighter, some carbonation, tad bit watery.

O-A good easy drinking summer beer. The hops are present but still leaves room for the malt. Could use a tad more wheat.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 16:05:19 | More by rlee1390
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: straw bubbly gold, trace head, little lacing

S: grapefruit, lemon zest, clean wheat, whiff of candy/sugar

T: lemony pucker, refreshing wheat, light oily/piney finish

M: med/light body, hint of sticky/blended dry

O: Fun beer! Glad I grabbed it; Cpt Lawrence
has been hit-or-miss for me. This is great!
Interesting summer brew. Sessionable with
plenty of flavor to keep it rather interesting.

GOOD; GIVE IT A GO!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 17:40:30 | More by BeerLover99
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 20:32:33 | More by KTCamm
Sun Block from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.