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Captain's Kölsch - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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very good

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jeffthecheff on 03-14-2010)
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Photo of John_Squires
1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

John_Squires, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
2.68/5  rDev -29.5%

First had: on tap at Captain Lawrence, Elmsford, NY

It's a Kolsch. Not really my bag. Light straw-yellow pour, clear, with a thin bubbly head; no real retention or lacing to speak of. Aroma is grainy, scents of pale malts and light hops. Kolschy. Mass-appealing. Light taste, corn, grains, slightly toasty, pils malts, baking yeast (?), grassy hops. Kolschy. Thin body with a bitter aftertaste. Light beers like this just aren't my thing. Once in a while I find one that is pretty good, but this really wasn't too memorable.

Rifugium, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of dar482
2.73/5  rDev -28.2%

I unfortunately had this in a bottle, but surely savored the (disappointing).

Thankfully, they started bottle dating, so this was 5/30/13. Pretty fresh.

The front hits you with some nice fruity sweetness. Orange, lemon, and honey. It's quite sweet. But then there's an offensive funky sour flavor. It almost tastes like biting into an over ripe/rotten apple, orange, or juicy fruit. It's subtle, but definitely hits you with an off flavor. (Glad to see another reviewer called it over cooked vegetables, or DMS off flavoring).

The sweetness hides it slightly, but not enough. The finish has some gentle grassy bitterness.

Disappointing. The sweetness was a bit much, but the DMS is too much.

dar482, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
2.73/5  rDev -28.2%

Shared by Mike recently, not a huge fan of this beer, sorry.

Beer is yellow and clear, light in color, pretty carbonated, nice white head, medium bubbles, looks good.

Aroma is bready and mildly vegetal.

Beer is thin and watery, the finish of the beer is oddly bitter, out of place, there is no effort to connect the pilsen malt with the hop presence in the beer and it falls apart in my opinion. There are much much better kolsches out there, skip this one.

drabmuh, Mar 21, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

PorterBoy14, Mar 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

nmann08, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of claspada
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a wispy white head that quickly settles into a light ring of foam.

The aromas are quite subtle but begin with light citrus (lime) and earthy noble hop scent. Spicy, doughy, Belgian yeast emerges more and more as it warms.

The tastes begin with crisp pilsner maltiness and a light fruity and noble hop flavor combination. As it warms you get a touch of honey sweetness and the same emerging Belgian yeast esters that were present in the aroma.

The mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is crisp and clean.

Overall I am not a big fan of this Kolsch. Like many other of CL Belgian/European style offerings, there yeast strain is extraordinarily phenolic and dominant and makes the beer unbalanced and just tastes generically Belgian and yeasty.

claspada, Aug 20, 2012
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Captain's Kölsch from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.