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Captain's Kölsch - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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very good

325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
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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Photo of KTCamm
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

KTCamm, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Zach136
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Zach136, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

micromaniac129, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of MDDMD
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-clear light golden color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-toasted bread, lemon, herbal, little yeast

T- toasted malt, lemon, fruity, herbal, little bitter in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-nice for this style, refreshing on a hot day

MDDMD, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of aerozeppl
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

aerozeppl, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

waiting4lunch, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +5.3%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Onenote81
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to ferillo for hooking me up with this bottle as an extra in a recent trade. This is one of my favorite styles, especially this time of year. 12oz bottle, no date that I could see, poured into a stemmed lager-glass. Pours a straw gold with a thin white cap. Fair spotty lace clings to the glass. The aroma is earthy and "green." Slight veggie scent, with a bit of green hops.

Cool crisp bite to this. Carbonation level uplifts this "light" beer making this one quite zippy and refreshing. Great flavor profile of mild bittering hops, grass, fresh bread - all melded together beautifully. This beer really hit the spot. Were this a local offering, I'd have a sixer of this on hand most anytime during these warm months. Cheers, Todd! Thanks for the hookup!

Onenote81, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev +5.3%

WeisGuy, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2014
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
Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

paulish, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

nh2032, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

campfirebrew, May 20, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sneaks2210, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of mikeburd1128
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jvillefan, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DIPAFAN, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clean straw yellow pour with 2 fingers foamy white head, nice retention.
smells of yeast up front, honey/sweet caramel, lemon, coriander.
taste is very sweet up front with some nice spices very reminiscent of a pie. slightly fruity/citrusy, has a peppery taste in the back. very tasty for the style!
light body, dry finish, nicely carbonated.

i used to refuse drinking kolsch style beers, but this is definitely an eye opener that the style has its ups apparently!

facundoCNB, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of ThatsThatDude
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

FLBeerGuy, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Gregwa, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

socon67, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of chrispoint
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bcm75, Sep 25, 2013
Captain's Kölsch from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.