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Captain's Kölsch - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Captain's KölschCaptain's Kölsch

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very good

319 Ratings
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 20 | 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 cosmicevan

New York

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

Bottle picked up locally. Enjoyed from a capt Lawrence taster tulip.

a - brew poured a transparent pale yellow with a huge foamy head. Subtle visible carbonation could be seen racing to the surface from the bottom of the glass.

s - distinct pilsnerish lagerish grainy smell. Some green grape as well. Pretty decent for a style that I typically don't love the smell of.

t - taste follows the nose. Very grainy. Reminiscent of pilsner crossed with lager. Some green grape, but mostly malts and grains. True to style.

m - even carbonation. Lit and soft, great warm weather brew.

o - overall, pretty good for a style that I don't always love. This one was very easy too drink. Well done by the captain!

04-23-2012 00:52:06 | More by cosmicevan
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-26-2013 13:00:22 | More by petermethot
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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Single purchased at Oliver's Beverage (Albany, NY).

A: Straw gold, clear, with a short, 1/2-finger white head with average retention and no lacing.

S: Soft slightly grainy malty aroma with a mild fruity undercurrent and noble hops. Subtle and without yeast esters.

T: Crisp, clean, like a solid all-malt lager, very refreshing. Crackery lightly bready maltiness with a mild cereal grain character. Hops are noble-style with herbal character. THe mild fruitiness in the nose is mainly present in the finish and is light pear and apple but very subtle.

M: Light body with soft carbonation and clean finish.

O: An excellent kolsch -- makes me want to brew one!

07-03-2013 02:40:35 | More by argock
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3.64/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

02-22-2013 03:24:42 | More by jmdrpi
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-07-2013 01:24:29 | More by williamjbauer
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4.6/5  rDev +21.1%

Poured from a 64oz growler into a 20oz imperial pint. Extra special thanks to Ineedabeerhere for this from our most recent trade.

A: Sitting on the top shelf of my fridge, backlit in a clear growler...this beer looks gorgeous! Bright, glowing gold with a slight yeasty haze. A vigorous pour yields a full three fingers of bright white, rocky head that quickly melts down to a whisp of a skim. Successive pours featured much better retention. Pretty lace webbing was left stuck to the glass.

S: Aromas of fresh baked biscuits, crackers, honey, lavender, and grassy hops. A lemon-y citrus aroma pops up and sticks around for the duration, as well.

T: Tastes almost exactly as it smells. Minor differences between the two would include much more spicy/floral hops in the taste than the smell would lead me to believe. Also, the citrus is sort of overshadowed by the biscuity/toasty malt flavor.

M: Starts smooth with a hint of malty sweetness and then the bitter, grassy middle takes over and holds court on through the dry and spicy finish.

D: Joe, you were right. This is a fantastic beer! This growler arrived just in time for me to sit on my balcony and enjoy temps in the 70's...in March...in Chicago. Brilliant!

04-01-2010 00:56:49 | More by GbVDave
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-29-2013 22:50:42 | More by Jspriest
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-13-2014 03:37:07 | More by WDJersey
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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

01-22-2012 02:06:58 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of Overlord


4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Quite a remarkable beer. Thanks, Ineedabeerhere. I may have to seek out more kolsches ... kolschi ... kolsch ... just what is the plural version?

Pours a golden yellow. Two or three inch white foam head. Looks pretty decent.

Smells faintly of bread and yeast, strongly of dried fruit and crackers, and there's a hint of pungent ... mineral-iness ... to the aroma. Very, very nice. I'm impressed.

Taste is clean, crisp, and quite good. Bone dry mineral, yeast, bread, and a hint of cut grass/hops that taste like cut grass, and a really nice balancing banana spiciness. This is really good!

Very drinkable, extremely light pleasant mouthfeel. Perfect for an afternoon by the pool.

04-24-2010 06:58:19 | More by Overlord
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-24-2013 23:04:25 | More by brez8791
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New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-30-2013 19:13:09 | More by LoveStout
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-02-2013 00:42:16 | More by muskiesman
Photo of david18

New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%

I can't believe how long it took me to try this beer. Captain Lawrence is local and one of my favorite breweries and Kolsch is one of my favorite styles. I liked this a lot. Didn't love it but I defiinitely liked it. Typical of Kolsch, it was light in color and a bit cloudy. Great aroma, good flavor and a great mix of malt and hops. I'll have it again.

07-31-2010 15:28:06 | More by david18
Photo of twenty5


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-10-2013 16:17:20 | More by twenty5
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

A-Translucent yellow, some carbonation, two finger light head.

S-Straw, wheat, lemon, some grass and bread

T-Starts with a refreshing wheat/bread notes, grassy hops (not bitter) are present along with some spice

M-Light, well carbonated, crisp

O-A great Kolsch, a beer style I've never bond fond of until this one.

06-07-2012 01:32:36 | More by rlee1390
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-26-2014 00:22:13 | More by kwjd
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-10-2013 02:52:42 | More by GreesyFizeek
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-14-2012 00:14:45 | More by Chugs13
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-02-2012 20:56:56 | More by vonnegut21
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-16-2014 02:33:34 | More by Fettpopps
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Twelve ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours clear golden color with 1/4 inch fluffy white foam. Citrussy beer smell. Full bodied, yet clean, walls of citrus throughout. Leaves a light bitter finish. There is a ligh sweetness behind the opening tart/lemon rind. Nice light summr kolsch.

08-04-2012 19:14:25 | More by KTCamm
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-01-2013 20:13:18 | More by hoppymcgee
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

12oz bottle, dated 8/14/13', poured into a Gaffel Kölsch Stange.

A - Light straw, two finger, mountainous head. Meh lacing.

S - Honey and pilsner malts. Little to no hop aroma.

T - Light hay and author slightest touch of floral hop.

M - Light, crisp and refreshing as a Kölsch should.

O - Great example of the style. Really glad I got this in a trade because it would have been easy to overlook otherwise. But a tasty treat indeed.

01-16-2014 03:35:01 | More by Zach136
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-02-2014 23:50:23 | More by mltobin
Captain's Kölsch from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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