Brown Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheycallmeTim:
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a growler into an American pint glass.
A--Textbook brown ale color: deep almost burnt caramel, but light enough to pass light through. No red at all in the body, and the color is very uniform. Half-finger white fizzy head dies immediately to a skim, and the glass gets dots of foam--let's call them toes instead of legs, or threads rather than sheeting.
S--Very little hops so there's nothing strident here, but if you open the holes a bit and really snuff and swirl, snuff and swirl, you get more than just sweetish malt notes, as there's clearly something darker and nuttier cutting the caramel. A definite roasted character comes through in the nose.
T--And lasts through the tasting. Roasted and nutty are the primary adjectives of this beer, with toffee and caramel taking a back seat. There's even a splash of hops on the finish, but it's mild. The real star here is the hazelnut/walnut flavor that's more than roasted; like real nuts the taste adds bitterness to balance the sweeter notes. Could use a bit more biscuity/crackery malt notes.
M&D--Mouthfeel isn't anything to rave about, as you'd expect something a little more oily or at least silky, slick somehow, given the nuttiness, but ends up simply being thin and a little watery. Easy to drink, this brew makes a great middle depth addition to its exemplary triumverate of session beers, which include on the light end the Freshchester Pale and on the dark the Pleasantville Smoked Porter.
Very subtle and smooth brown ale. More like an English brown than Sixpoint Brownstone, which is kind of a brown porter, or Smuttynose Old Brown Dog, which is fairly sweet for the style.
Serving type: growler
01-04-2009 00:21:48 | More by TheycallmeTim
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3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
First had: on tap at Captain Lawrence, Elmsford, NY
Woody brown pour, slightly hazy, with a ringlet of white bubbles for a head; dots of lacing on the glass. Nutty aroma, roasted malts and toasted grains, some leafy and earthy hop notes, perhaps more pronounced than your average brown ale. Sweet bready malts in the taste, slightly roasty, caramel, toasted grains, leafy hops give a drying bitterness in the finish. It's a brown ale. Medium body, well-balanced and drinkable for the style.
Serving type: on-tap
09-17-2012 02:23:36 | More by Rifugium
3.43/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
On tap at Delta Grill, NYC. Pretty clear overall, nice rich brown color, with a good sized white head. Retention is also good, decent lacing sticks to the glass. Standard aroma is mostly bready malt, nothing profound or overly rich, a little toasty and nutty. Flavor is very much the same, little in the way of hops, maybe a touch of grassy bitterness in the drying finish, light chewy malt, a slight mineral/metallic aspect I found unappealing.
Carbonation and body both medium, easy to drink, but not at all exceptional for me. Not the most exciting style to begin with but the combination of the mineral note with a somewhat boring malt character made this one ultimately forgettable.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2012 16:24:22 | More by tobelerone
Brown Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.