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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jeffthecheff on 03-14-2010

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Photo of Conceptuallogic
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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

12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint

A: Blonde (ok, yellow) crystal clear body with a bone-white head. Good amount of head settling to a thin covering cap of foam.

S: Delicate grassy hops, biscuit and grain. A touch of white pepper spiciness in there too.

T: Flavor is even lighter than the aroma. Watery up front with light bready malt in the middle and finishing with the grassy hops and grain.

M: Super drinkability. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Finishes on the dry slightly chalky side.

O: I’d be hard pressed to find a beer easier to drink than this. Pleasant and refreshing. I will be re-visiting this during the summer.

Photo of beagle826
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Super carbonated, big pillowy head

S: Sweet lemony aroma, faint hoppy citrus aroma mixed in. A bit of a stale smell mixed in

T: Overall solid and refreshing, finish is a bit bland.

Photo of Markito
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of tigg924
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: high carbonation, 1 inch head, bright gold in color, clear

Smell: grass and grain

Taste: grass, grain, and citrus hops at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet with a dash of bitterness at the end, high carbonation, light body

Overall: Super clean..excellent hoppy finish...perhaps my second favorite Kolsch only behind New Holland's. This is one I could drink all day.

Photo of coolhandbeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sing
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of C-Dog
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of oldedog
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of thecheapies
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Captain Lawrence beer for me.

Light yellow color and a decent little top of white head.

Bright lemony aroma with an almost muffin-y pale malt backbone in the nose. Quaint whiffs of tropical fruit, probably from some noticeable hopping.

Lemony and grassy dry with some floral qualities and German malts. Crisp and dry. Super-clean and refreshing. A little bit minty and a little bit herbal in the finish. Excellent summer ale.

Burpy carbonation, but the body works it in a velvety medium. Good feel.

Easily a Top 3 Kolsch in my book. Great intro to Captain Lawrence.

Photo of gshackles
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of banger7
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of RES
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JC88
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Noelito76
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DoogeeZ
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of glitchedmind
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of meaghan2k
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of ehammond1
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, cosmicevan!

Clear dark straw and yellow in color with a moderately-sized bone-white head that is somewhat persistent, especially for the style, eventually leaving messy bubbles of lace down the glass.

Simple, bready aroma, along with a mild earthy hop character, along with more biscuit and mild vegetable notes. There's really not a lot here, but what's here is nice enough.

Clean, crisp, refreshing flavor: bread and toasted biscuit, mild floral hop presence, and moderate bitterness. Very drinkable.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation; disappearing. Very drinkable.

A very tasty kolsch that went very well with dinner.

Photo of tobelerone
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Near clear, ginger ale colored gold beer with a finger of fizzy head that settles down quickly to a bubbly band on top. A bit of sudsy lacing that slips down the sides of the glass. Bready Pilsener malt aroma, almost crackery, with a nice dose of floral hoppiness.

Taste follows nose; well-balanced between all elements; quite dry, with a medium bitterness that lingers a bit in the aftertaste and has a vaguely aspirin-like quality. Otherwise the hops have floral and subtly fruity characteristics. A very light honey sweetness barely pokes itself through but dries up completely in the finish.

Medium-light bodied; nice carbonation; excellent crispness and refreshing qualities. A strong, traditional take on the Kolsch style.

Photo of Rifugium
2.68/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of bump8628
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Kolsch style doesn't demand much, yet it is rarely done well. CL manages to hit the mark. Clear gold with a pure white head. Light grainy, balanced cereal flavor with a clean lemon thyme hop note. Lightly yeasty flavor like the aroma of sourdough starter. Clean and dry. It won't hold your interest, but it's a nice beer to start the night with.

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