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Captain's Kölsch - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jeffthecheff on 03-14-2010

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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Been wanting to try this for a while now. This does strike me as a kölsch (which is an under-represented style in the US). It's a bit thicker than its German counterparts though. That's fine though. It still touches on the flavors that it should. Easy to drink. Though if I was going to "improve" it, I'd say thin out the flavors a bit.

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3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Date of tasting-3.29.2013
Beer:Captain's Kolsch
Brewery- Captain Lawrence; Elmsford, ny

Type-ale
Style-German style American kolsch

Appearance-wet straw colored, no chill haze. Like average American bottle fare. Very little lacing, minuscule head.

Smell- zest of orange... Maybe orange marmalade...

Taste- more orange zest.. The hops whisper elegantly from beginning to end. White grapefruit In finish. Bright.

Mouthfeel- too rich IMO... Symptomatic of the problem that afflicts many American renditions of wine, beer, Shakespeare.. Over production. This should jump.. it trudges.

Overall- second kolsch (sans rockdots) I've ever experienced. The first was reissdorf, and that had such an elegant mouthfeel. This felt clunky. Another instance of the devil lying in the context. Womp Womp.

Disclaimer- I love the liquid gold! No disrespect to captain Lawrence

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3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, no date.

appears a crystal clear yellow color. not much head at all. fizzy bubbles stream to the surface. aroma is a mix of pale malt and mild fruitiness. taste has a bit of sweet corn grainy flavor, and some earthy hop flavor that lingers. thinner body, higher carbonation. refreshing to drink.

overall - light body and flavor, but in a good way. would be a good summer beer.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: A very pale golden with excellent clarity. A rocky white head with about a finger of foam with good head retention.

S: A low Pilsner malt aroma with a light, pear-like fruitiness along with a touch of citrus.

T: The flavor is light and subtle with a moderately-low Pils flavor but not sweetness and a very light fruitiness. A medium-low hops bitterness and little hops flavor. The balance is some what towards the bitter. The finish is dry and the aftertaste is of a quick hops bitterness.

M: A crisp light bodied beer with moderately-strong carbonation.

O: A crisp refreshing beer that'll quench your thirst on hot day while bring more flavor that light lager. I'd enjoy this liberally at a summer cookout or with a hotdog at a ball game myself. Definitely a hybrid with one foot in the Lager category and the other in the Ale.

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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light golden with a thin white head. Some retention, and a good lace. Aroma is of grainy malts, and grassy hops. Body is light and crisp with some carbonation. Taste is sweet and honey like with a hint of hops in the finish. Very nice version of this style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you scott vacarro for choosing syracuse as a distribution spot for the Captain! We are all thankful that we can enjoy a NY brewery that puts out arguably some of the best brews out there

A- captain's kolsch pours a dark gold body with massive frothy head of white foam the coates the top of the brew like a muffin top. Glowing bright as carbonation races to the top

S- A sweet grain and biscuity scent that has grassy and floral characteristics sums this up. Very pilsner like but very mouth watering as the sweet grainy scent reaches through the nostrils. Hands done, this is on refreshing scent

T- A sweet honey flavored bready flavor with traces of grass and fresh flavors. Ridiculously refreshing and full of flavor, yet so light. This is how a kolsch should taste. I need to mention I don't remember the last time a kolsch tasted this sweet and crisp at the same time

M- crisp, flavorful, carbonated right, spot on with a refreshing feel

O- what a home run of an everyday beer. This is the best kolsch I have ever had. This might be my new lawn mower beer for the summertime. But wow this could become a simple go to beer when I'm at the store. Keep it coming vacarro!

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Captain's Kölsch from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.