Little Linda's Liquid - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
1.78/5 rDev -52.2%
375ml bottle shared 4 ways. Really really excited to finally try this one.
A: Very murky/cloudy. Orange-pink haze.
S: Hmm... Dirty rain water?
T: DIRTY RAIN WATER! What a coincidence..
M: Flat. Thin. Slightly acidic.
O: Well past its' prime. Two sips and down the drain... :(
03-25-2013 20:12:09 | More by monsterzero
3.25/5 rDev -12.6%
375ml bottle poured into a Lost Abbey stemmed glass. After several unsuccessful attempts to trade this one away, there's nothing left to do but drink this. Bruins/Capitals - Game 7 - seems like a good occasion.
A - Bottle opens with not even a whisper of carbonation...not a good start. Pours a pale and well hazed link pinkish orangey gold...reminiscient of fruit juice. A few sparse bubbles make their way to the surface, but seems to be more from the turbulence of the pour rather than any carbonation activity. The stillness is the only detractor for an otherwise good looking wild ale.
S - Very oaky/woody on the nose. Lots of white wine like aromas here too, grapey, apples, quite tart with lemons, tart cherries. Smells quite acidic - this is making me think it will be really sour...here's hoping. Bretty funk mixes nicely with the acidic and wine-like aspects of the beer. Sourness is mostly acetic and vinegary with hints of lactic sourness mixed in too.
T - Yep, as suspected from the opening and the pour, totally still...oh well - on to the flavors. Overall, really not that sour at all - smell is rather misleading. A bit of a mix of earthy and some metallic flavors at the base. Lots of oak, some mild funk, earthy and vaguely mushroom-like, not a corked&caged bottle - but cork, tart cherries, grape juice.
M - Totally still...not a bubble of life to this bottle - really disappointing. Body is quite thin and water-like. Not much tartness/sourness at all - not the slightest bit puckering. Combo of earthy flavors is a bit too strong and leaves behind a bit of a dry, metallic, drink out of a steel can kind of feel on the swallow.
O - Bottle past its prime in all likelyhood. Cap was solidly secured under a painfully difficult to remove 1/16th - 1/8th inch of wax so doubtful that it leaked...might have been on the still side to begin with - bad bottle - probably will never know. I think a little life could have helped this one out tremendously. Flavor was good, a bit heavy on the earthy to be ideal, but good nonetheless.
04-26-2012 00:14:33 | More by portia99
4/5 rDev +7.5%
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this retired sour beer.
The beer pours a very hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a little bit funky, with notes of apricots and peaches coming through. Very nice.
The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of tropical fruit including peaches and apricots. I also get some light funk and a little bit of tartness. Fairly dry and easy to drink.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
05-04-2011 05:17:29 | More by Mora2000
4.2/5 rDev +12.9%
375ml red-wax dipped bottle into my Captain Lawrence tulip.
A - Poured a light copper/orange with reddish hues that was ever so slightly hazy. About a 1 finger foamy white head formed which slowly dissipated to a thin ring. Moderate lacing was left on the glass. Carbonation is present
S - The nose is tart and acidic. Wonderful notes of cherries, mild oak, light apples, and a light funkiness. Notes of vanilla poke through as the beer warms.
T - I was surprised at how light the sourness was. It's tart, but not palate destroying-ly so. Strong earthy character with notes of a woody oakiness. Complex fruit characteristics - cherries dominate, but commingle nicely with light notes of lemon and grape. The finish is very dry. Well done.
M - Light crisp body with medium-high carbonation.
D - This is a very easy drinking sour. The cherry flavors were wonderful, but possibly a bit muted. I am a bit surprised at all of the disparity in the reviews.
04-07-2011 16:43:27 | More by kevinv
4.33/5 rDev +16.4%
375ml wax dipped bottle.
A whisp was evident upon cutting into the thick wax around the cap, with no whisp when the cap was removed..Odd.
Pours clear gold with an orangy hue. Perhaps a tinge of pink if you look closely. A thin whisp of white surface foam receded to a partial skim coat with streaks of dots for lacing througout the glass.
Aromatics lead off with musty Brett and faint cherries. Wet horse, lemon pith, dusty sock, pineapple skin, and cherry pits. Fruity and funky with a sharp, acidic promise.
Light bodied with a crisp, pointed mouthfeel. Drying and quenching.
Soured fruit and a wheaty twang start the palate. Quite dry with a juicy, cherry-like profile. Acid-spritzed citrus fruit with barely a trace of malt and a hint of cherries.
Finishes with a lingering dryness, light cherries, and tart acid.
The beer is severely drinkable. The acid is very clean and there is very little lacto-bite or vinegar. My main gripe is the beer needs a lot more cherries. Otherwise, great beer!
02-17-2011 00:51:55 | More by brewandbbq
4.43/5 rDev +19.1%
Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with golden peach hues and a one finger frothy white head. Decent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Funky aroma with lots of tart dark cherry, earthy oak, vanilla and dry bretty effervescence. As it warms it smells more tart and funky but the prominent character of the nose is lacto, brett and dark fruit. Hints of cherry, strawberries and cream, grape and other dark berries.
Tart and puckering without being overly acidic with lots of earthy oak, vanilla, vinous dark fruit and dry brett. There is a really nice balance of tart, sweet, earthy and dry. The oak character is strong with lots of earthy wood flavor and subtle vanilla which balances out the sweet and puckering notes. Hints of tart dark cherries, strawberry and grape as well as some faint light fruit. Slight lactic cream adds to the complexity, body and drinkablity. Lots of dry bretty effervescence . The finish is puckering and bone dry with only a faint vinegary aftertaste that leaves me salvatng for more.
This is one of the better Captain Lawrence sours I've had and I can't believe that the ratings aren't higher. Sour, complex, incredibly flavorful and extremely quaffable with very little acidity. Awesome!
01-14-2011 03:57:53 | More by corby112
3/5 rDev -19.4%
Thanks to Adam and Anna for opening this.
Peach colored with a reddish tint, oddly pale for a beer brewed with cherries. Hazy, but nicely carbonated with a fairly lasting head.
Musty and sweaty aroma, but also fairly oxidized. Cardboard-like, this reminds me of the first batch of Rosso that had capping problems. Fruitiness is evident, not necessarily full-on cherry, more like cherries mixed with stonefruit and lemon.
Pleasantly acidic on the tongue. Light bodied, cheesy, sharp, oxidized. Cherries and peaches and wet paper. The oxidation mars what would be a pretty good beer - as it stands, this is fairly enjoyable but flawed. Hopefully this is brewed again and their quality control problems are resolved.
10-06-2010 05:17:47 | More by largadeer
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured from a 375ml bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware. It poured a hazy orange color with a fizzy white head filling the top inch of the glass. The head faded but it left some nice lacing on the glass as I drank it. Very nice for the style.
The aroma shows a lot of sour cherry flavor to it. It's tart, acidic and funky with a bit of the barrel characteristics coming through. The cherry flavor is excellent in it.
The taste has a sharp acidic tartness to it up front. The cherries seem to cut through that with a bit of sweetness in the finish though. It's moderately sour and funky but it also has a strong musty almost basement like flavor going on as well. It has a very dry finish to it and also shows a bit of the woody oak flavors coming through as well.
The mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is high. Drinkability is good, it's a very good American Wild ale. The cherries were very nicely done in it. Overall a very solid American wild ale. It's not the sourest of the sours, but the flavors just worked for me. I love real cherries in beer when done right.
09-22-2010 00:27:34 | More by billab914
Little Linda's Liquid from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.