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Captain's Kölsch - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

302 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 13 | 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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GbVDave

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Serving type: growler

04-01-2010 00:56:49 | More by GbVDave
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

12-07-2013 01:24:29 | More by williamjbauer
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-29-2013 22:50:42 | More by Jspriest
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-26-2013 13:00:22 | More by petermethot
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: growler

04-24-2010 06:58:19 | More by Overlord
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

01-22-2012 02:06:58 | More by DrinkSlurm
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-13-2014 03:37:07 | More by WDJersey
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LoveStout

New York

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-30-2013 19:13:09 | More by LoveStout
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-10-2013 16:17:20 | More by twenty5
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david18

New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2010 15:28:06 | More by david18
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

04-14-2012 00:14:45 | More by Chugs13
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-26-2014 00:22:13 | More by kwjd
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 01:32:36 | More by rlee1390
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 19:14:25 | More by KTCamm
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-01-2013 20:13:18 | More by hoppymcgee
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aerozeppl

New York

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drseamus got a growler then took it away. Then I got my own at the brewery at the Rosso release. Really looking forward to this.

A: Very nice clear deep golden color with a finger of white head. A nice amount of lacing as well.

S: Very nice earthy and bready smell. The malt is crystal clear. Kind of a tight nose but to style to the T.

T: Very nice. Massive fresh malt taste. I get quite a bit of two row.Little bit of sweetness right behind that. Almost has a little adjuncty taste. Just very clean tasting overall. You get a little bit of the yeast in the back.

M: Very well attenuated. Nice and dry. Super light and well carbonated.

D: Unlike drseamus I waited till it was 80 out to crack this. This was supposed to be my Yankees Red Sox 2010 opener beer but it was too nice out not to drink this. I really loved this beer. This is a solid yet boring hit from Captain Lawrence. Something I would get a keg of during the summer if my better half did not hate the style. More on tap in the summer outdoors please.

Serving type: growler

04-03-2010 00:47:43 | More by aerozeppl
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-16-2014 02:33:34 | More by Fettpopps
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

11-16-2011 01:13:20 | More by HopStoopid120
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Zach136

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 03:35:01 | More by Zach136
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-26-2014 17:41:03 | More by waiting4lunch
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

05-02-2012 20:56:56 | More by vonnegut21
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-06-2013 14:28:43 | More by micromaniac129
Captain's Kölsch from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.