Captain's Kölsch - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Captain's Kölsch from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.