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Birra DeCicco - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.16%

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koopa on 02-27-2010)
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Reviews by drewd0g:
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New York

4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being so close in proximity to CL and a frequent shopper of DeCicco's Market this certainly was a beer I was really psyched about! And I definitely was not disappointed!

Appearance - The beer a reddish brown color that is slightly translucent. It sits dominantly in the glass and a thin head has lasted the duration of this tasting session. Poured from a 1 Pint 9.4 FL oz. bottle into my Maudite Tulip, purchased at Hudson Valley Beverage in Mahopac, NY (bought one at the brewery too)

Smell - The smell is definitely something to be desired. It had subtle chest-nutiness to it which blends well with the smell from the maltiness of the beer. It's funny, when I smell the beer it reminds me of the tasting room at the brewery.

Taste - The taste is very pleasant. The taste is of chestnuts and honey, or I guess that would be the chestnut jam they use. When you drink this beer you can definitely notice that the ingredients that went into it were of high quality and careful selection. There's a very smooth, nutty, malty flavor with this beer. I wish I had another bottle.

Mouth feel - My first impression was that it was a bit lighter bodied than other dubbles that I have had. I do not think the lighter body hurt this one at all. The beer moves around the palette nicely while offering a very pleasant after taste that leaves you craving your next sip (or bottle!)

Drinkability - The drinkability on this one is very high; it was very smooth and tasty throughout. The complexity of this beer is high and you will appreciate it with every sip (I sure did). I enjoyed drinking this beer very much, and when I get the next chance to come home from school I will certainly be buying more (I hope there's some left). I only wish CL was available in the North Country.

When choosing pairings for this one I treat it like a Red Wine. Pasta, Tomatoes, other italian foods.

Nice Job guys, truly well done. I love this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 23:41:06 | More by drewd0g
More User Reviews:
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4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I forgot about this one in my cellar; always interesting to see how a Captain Lawrence brew has developed.

A: Clear chestnut body (naturally), with a finger of fine beige head that settles into a persistent ring and leaves delicate lace. Quite attractive.

S: Smells unlike any Dubbel I've had, with an interesting mixture of sour fruit and nutty malt. The sourness is both lactic and acetic, with grape and cherry standing out. Lemon as well. More like an Oud Bruin than a Dubbel, but I'm not complaining - it's quite enticing.

T: Follows the nose, with delightful vinous sourness dominating and just enough nutty sweetness midway through to add balance. The finish is puckeringly acidic and delectably dry. It's like someone blended a red wine with a Dubbel and then randalled it through warheads. I'm a fan.

M: Well-carbonated medium body. Lively but not too prickly. Pretty good.

O: Crazy. I wasn't expecting much from a several-year-old 6% Dubbel, but whatever happened to this beer turned it into a delightful sour. If you told me it was Rosso e Marrone, I wouldn't doubt it. Really sour, really good. I just wish I'd opened it at a tasting instead of by myself.


Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:27:52 | More by woosterbill
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4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle: This one pours a ruby tinged darker amber color. There was a small light tan head that didn’t linger long. The nose is very nose. Spicy, yeasty, some malts, honey, dark fruits. The taste is very good. Some tart cherry, spices, malts, honey, other berries. There is a lot going on here for a 6% beer. Very nice!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 21:55:31 | More by Boto
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3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, fruit, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour fruit and honey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earthy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting chestnut aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 15:46:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

08-25-2013 07:07:23 | More by drewone
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-15-2013 00:48:55 | More by jkane101
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4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another treat in a trade from zipper8650

Poured from bottle into Duvel Tulip

A: Pours dark reddish brown with a 2 finger fizzy head that settles quickly into a light bubbly ring around the top of the brew. Little-to-no lacing on the glass.

S: There is some definite funk and yeast smells. Sweet malty hints and definitely lots of honey. With a giant whiff I definitely get a bit of jam as well.

T: Very tart taste, as expected from the funkiness in the nose - maybe not to this degree. The finish is dominated with honey, which is unique for the flanders/sourish style. As it warms with every sip I get more and more of the jam. Some smokey malt flavors hide in the taste as well.

M: High carbonation. Moderate body. Dry. Good balance to the unique tastes for the style.

O: This one is balanced extremely well. I had such little expectations, due to the lower overall rating. As it warmed the flavors seemed to jump out of the glass and get even more prominent. I love how they went "off the beaten path" and completely out of the norm for the style with the flavors for this one. Bonus points in my book for that.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 01:50:49 | More by Justin_Neff
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-14-2013 04:42:08 | More by spycow
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-10-2013 23:23:38 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-28-2012 21:52:56 | More by phishfoolme
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-16-2012 23:27:15 | More by Zach136
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4.55/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy ruby-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some light lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, berries, jam, honey, and a touch of spices.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with dark fruits, berries, and some light spices. Through the middle, some honey comes through with some more fruity jam, some Belgian yeast, and some more berry fruits. The finish is a mix of berries, caramel malts, Belgian yeast, honey, jam, and some spices.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and fruity finish.

D - Very drinkable. Lots of fruity flavors and honey, but the balance and complexity is spot on.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 04:34:30 | More by ngeunit1
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-13-2012 19:30:02 | More by imperialking
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-15-2012 14:34:24 | More by JC88
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-09-2012 22:56:20 | More by t0rin0
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

02-18-2012 17:48:36 | More by chrispoint
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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this from Mikesgroove, cheers Mike!

Pours a ruddy brown with a finger of tan head, clears up considerably after a few minutes. Some head retention & lacing

S: Much jammyness, some brown bread notes, sour & berry notes as this warms

T: Jammy apricot & pear notes along with dryness & a touch of tartness & oakyness up front. Green apple skin, tart raspberry & leafy hops as this warms, along with some persimmon, figs & apricot sweetness & just a touch of funk. Finishes dry & tart with some earthy & jammy fruit notes

MF: Light/medium bodied, over carbonated at first, this smooths out after few minutes

I didn't like this at first, but after a while this really opened up

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 03:22:47 | More by russpowell
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-06-2012 13:59:23 | More by DSlim71
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

12-30-2011 07:32:44 | More by ygtbsm94
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-06-2011 13:44:43 | More by sideshowe
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-05-2011 19:08:16 | More by Phoenix2443
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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a hazy orange with a nice head on it. Smells fruity and lemony with some spicing going on. The taste has lavender, lemons, and herbal spices; there is also some nice wheat malt integrated into the profile. It tastes like a spiced lotion / potpurri. Creamy and smooth body and goes down nicely. Solid wheat ale, very floral and wheaty.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 20:47:41 | More by birchstick
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-04-2011 14:45:31 | More by djrn2
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-01-2011 19:45:53 | More by Bmoyer0301
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-01-2011 13:02:13 | More by jwelsh
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Birra DeCicco from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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