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Captain's Kölsch - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 23 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

joshtrich, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

GuisseppeFranco, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Griffith, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler purchased at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. Poured into tulip. Pours a slightly hazy golden. No real head but some ok lacing, so slightly above average look.
Smells very great. Slightly fruity, but its hard to pinpoint...apple/pear hops. Smells fantastic.
Taste is crisp and clean. Taste is fruity...a bit of hops. Bread like malty finish. I havent had many Kolsch brews, except in Germany, and those were a bit more malty and bitter, so its hard to compare the style, but this is fantastic. I love a nice brew from CL, and this did not disappoint at all. In fact, its fantastic.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

acurtis, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

WeisGuy, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Cstromberg57, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

SMason, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ChrisPro, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

alalvarez75, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of stimulus
5/5  rDev +31.6%

stimulus, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Rusty18
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Rusty18, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of sideshowe
5/5  rDev +31.6%

sideshowe, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

djrn2, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer arrives essentially clear with a golden hue and a few centimeters white foam. The aroma is of lightly toasted malt with lots of bread and some huskiness. This continues on to the palate, with a touch of sweetness. Smooth as it roils across. A vague fruitiness emerges as the beer warms. This beer is, perhaps, not as clean as a Kolsch should be, but still plenty enjoyable.

BeardedBoffin, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
4/5  rDev +5.3%

xnicknj, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Warfarin
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Warfarin, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

randomdanger, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of CHickman
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Shorty's in NYC; pours hazy gold color with a small creamy off white head that faded quickly and left OK lacing.

Smells and tastes of sweet malt, light caramel, corn husk, herbs, floral hops, citrus, light toasted grains and toasted notes like wheat or cereal; the flavor was sweeter and grainier than the nose, with a light hop bitterness and citrus notes, as well as bread/yeast and grass in the mix.

Mouthfeel was very light a crisp, with a light body, a light, thin and almost watery feel and a refreshing overall experience. This beer is highly drinkable, tasty and a fine session beer that is on par for this style with much better than average flavor. Definitely worth a try, especially if you like this light and easy drinking style.

CHickman, Nov 06, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer pours a nice clear golden straw color. It has a soft 2-finger white head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind a nice sheet of lace.

S - It smells of light grainy malt and some sweetness. There is also some fruit smells, as well as some yeastiness. I am getting some mild hop presence as well. Pretty nice nose.

T - The taste starts off with a hefty dose of bready malts. There is a a big grassy flavor here as well. I am also getting a mild hop flavor, as well as a toasted flavor that comes in at the end. The finish has a lingering earthiness and hop flavor.

M - This has a medium body and average carbonation. It goes down easy and has a smooth easy feel to it. There is a little sweetness as well as an earthy bitterness. I found it to be pretty refreshing.

O - This has pretty good drinkability. It goes down easy, and is a nice refreshing beer for a hot summer day. Overall, I thought this was a nice beer. While not one of my favorite styles, I thought this one stood out a little more to me than others I have had in the past. I recommend giving it a shot.

JizackFH, Sep 16, 2011
Photo of cavedave
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark straw color, topped by a finger of white foam. Some lacicles cling to the pint glass.

Nice light grainy nose, barley and what I thinks is wheat, even a tart rye aroma that could be from the yeast, even some very light floral and citrus.

Nice light taste with hints of floral hoppiness and gentle bready flavor leading a subtle array of tangy sweet, lightly lemony notes, and even lighter floral and spicy hop. The light bread of this holds through the sip, and allows a refreshing finish of gentle dry.

Low carb., easy on palate, refreshing, interesting, and finish that leaves the mouth in a state of enjoyment and readiness. Not an expert on this style, but this seems everything a Kolsch is reported to exhibit when it excels.

A marvelous beer, highly recommended, I guess those who like this style in southeast/southwest/northwest parts of country will need to trade for a growler.

cavedave, Jun 19, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was in line at the CL brewery buying a growler of their Pale Ale and wondered out loud what my second growler should be... a guy there for free samples recommended the Kolsch. It's not usually my style but I had a sample myself and was pleasantly surprised. It's a bit sweet to start but somehow finishes dry and refrshing -- a neat trick that I have no idea how the brewmaster accomplishes, but it works. I do still prefer CL's hoppier recipes but this is a great summer beer and as one of those that makes you think "This must be what real beer used to taste like."

hmk22, May 23, 2011
Photo of UDbeernut
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at a local pub, poured into a cheater pint.

A: nice straw yellow, slick 1/2" head with decent retention, reduces to a cap

S: neutral scent, slightly sweet, mild floral

T: nice biscuity and grain sweetness well balanced with flowery hops

M&d: as expected, ligh mouth. Excelllent drinkability. Kolschs are the shit and this is an excellent example.

UDbeernut, Apr 26, 2011
Captain's Kölsch from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.