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Saison - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%


Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally, Saisons were brewed in Belgium for the farm workers to enjoy after a long day in the field; and while we’re not working in the fields all day we are thirsty! The recipe for this beer was formulated with input from the entire CLBC brew crew, fermented with a traditional Belgian yeast strain, and dry hopped with US grown hops. Straight from the Captain’s cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy!

30 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-21-2011)
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet grainy and pilsner malts, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, coriander and other spices, and some farmhouse smells.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet grainy and lightly bready malts with some lemon zest, citrus hops, and a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, the Belgian yeast comes through with some coriander, other spices, and farmhouse flavors. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts, lemon zest, citrus hops, Belgian yeast, and some coriander and other spices.

M - Medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and estery finish.

D - Very drinkable. Great overall balance with good yeast character coming through.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 07:17:44 | More by ngeunit1
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Willytee3

New York

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle in to a Captain Lawrence tulip glass.

Pours a light orange-gold color with huge head that tops the glass. Head has a whip cream foam effect that floats in the center of the glass throughout the drink. Some larger floating bubbles in the center of the foam make this attractive without collapsing the head.

Smells of white flowers and brett. Some funk and wet hay with citrus undertones coming through.

The first sip tastes of banana like warm vanilla with light funk, Brett comes through in the middle with a hard to pin down unripe Guava or other green tropical fruit. Light sour carries the fruit through to a very nice dry finish.

Refreshing and enjoyable very well balanced Saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 21:03:55 | More by Willytee3
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davey101

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Older style plain silver cap. 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a nice golden amber body. Ever so slight haze. Massive white head forms and settles into a thick cap. Swirling just crates another massive head. Tons of sticky lacing.

S - This one is way funkier than it is earthy. Really great barnyard Brett funk with lemons, grass, and a light spice in the background. A touch of booze on the end.

T - Similar to the nose. Bright lemons and grass with some light spice and malt. The brett funk is cheesy. Its sounds so wrong, but this is the cheesiest beer I have tried but it works so well! Finish is dry and abrupt. Mouth feel is crisp and lively with ample carbonation.

O - The best American made sasion I've tried so far. Such a great brett presence right now.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 03:39:52 | More by davey101
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DCon

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 1 PINT 9.4 FL OZ bottle of this from Amity Wines & Spirits in New Haven, CT for $10.99. Poured from the Tan Labeled bottle w/ a Barrel on fire on the front into a 16oz Pint Glass. Has no bottled on or freshness date.

Aroma- Tons of floral hops and mixture of fruit starts this one off. Light spices are present in the background? May have some funk as well but tough to pick out many of the characteristics.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger, long lasting head. Has a golden body with hazy background and leaves thick lacing behind.

Flavor- Good combo of spiciness and fruit from the get-go. Light pepper attribute coming in during mid-drink and then dry effervescent with some funk again!?!? Wow...

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Highly Carbonated, Effervescent, Prickles with flavor, and tons of light tartness/funk is left on the palate. Bring this on! Awesome.

Overall Impression- Wow! Really pleased with this Saison. If you get the chance to grab this one, go for it! Very enjoyable and worth the price. Especially enjoyed all the funk happening in here. That makes a Saison the best!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 03:32:25 | More by DCon
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MetalandBeer

New York

2.08/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I don't like to bash a brew, but, unfortunately this was terrible...I'm wondering if I just got a bad bottle?

Poured from a 22 Oz bomber into a pint glass.

Looked good...dark amber color. Half inch white some nice lacing.

Smelled like lemon, wet hay and manure(barnyard)

Tasted like it smelled....reminded me of a barn full of animals.

Mouthfeel was medium, mild carbonation.

Not a beer I would have again....unless of course I just had a bad bottle. Appearance and mouthfeel were fine, smell was a bit off putting, but that hasn't stopped me before. The taste was not my cup of tea....

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 21:22:01 | More by MetalandBeer
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wishuwerebeer for the share. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a clear golden yellow color with a streaming amount of fizzy carbonation. A finger of white froth sits atop and a full wall of lace sticks to the glass.

The smell initially is quite lemon-filled. So lemony that it goes beyond a natural scent of coriander and gets quite perfumey. As it warms up, some funk and earth come out. A lot of barnyard quality is evident once it goes beyond ideal temp with a hint of stinky cheese and sonething along the lines if raw oak. Initially this smelled like a mess but as it breathed a bit it got significantly better.

The taste is a bit of a mess just like the aroma. My first thoughts are that of lemon pledge. It hits with a ferocious amount of oily artificial lemon that persists from start to finish and just doesn't simmer down. I struggle to take in some character other than lemon and stretch to find notes of subtle cheese, grass and earth. The finish is a bit rindy reminescent of bitter pulpy fruit. Not horrible but also not really something I enjoy in my saisons.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a light yet effervescent level of carbonation. It is quite pulpy and a bit too earthy and oily with bitterness that doesn't make for a good combination. It is worth a try but not really something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 15:42:13 | More by stakem
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into a Duvel glass.

Pours clear orange with fluffy white foam. Very sticky. Fruity citrus smell, some orange. Citrus fruity taste, subtle hop background. Belgian strains. Strong carbonation a contributor. Taste has lots of orange. Mellow, smooth, and tasty. Very very good Saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 15:44:49 | More by KTCamm
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JayQue

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good American cut on the Saison style. Received in a trade from woodchopper...Thanks!

Pours a clear golden color with a big white head. The head appears to be delicate and bubbly as you pour it but settles down as frothy and long lasting. Thick patches of lacing on the far side of the glass.

Smell is lemon zest and a whole lot of Belgian funk.

Taste is similar. More funk / horse blanket than the top Belgians, less lemon zest and a little grassy hops at the end. The lack of lemon zest costs you a little smoothness and subtlety. The upside is really pronounced flavor...an unusual but still tasty Saison.

Mouthfeel is crisp and just rich enough. Overall this is a really enjoyable beer. The top Belgian versions are better for sipping on a warm day. This one is different but still very enjoyable. I am in the process of drinking the whole bomber and enjoying every bit!!!.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 02:01:16 | More by JayQue
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 750mL bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 12/7/11
*From notes

A: Unfiltered pale sunrise in color. A careful pour yields a fluffy three finger white head that lasts for some time.

S: Brett. Lots and lots of brett. Intentional, I assume? If so, then well done, as it's quite refreshing. And if not, then lie and say you meant it, as it really is quite nice.

T: A bit biscuity up front. The mid showcases the brett, and the finish dries out quite a bit, as the malt grabs a firm grip of the brew.

M: Crisp, yet dense enough to carry the wild flavors of this saison.

O: Pretty good offering here from Cpt. Lawrence. I see this more as a unique and off kilter summer change up, yet it was perfectly drinkable mid-winter. Recommended for both the saison and wild ale fanatics.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:41:59 | More by Rhettroactive
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kojevergas

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an oversized wine glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are high. Props to Adam for the share. Purchased at a bottle shoppe in New York.

A: Pours a two finger head of light cream, okay thickness, and good retention. Cloudy murky dirty orange colour. Nontransparent.

Sm: A floral aroma, with yeast, bacteria, lilac, and orange peel. Smells soft - if that's possible. Pleasant, inviting, and fecking brilliant. Incredibly inviting. Heavenly. A pretty strong aroma.

T: Floral notes, citrus notes (primarily orange), light yeast, a hint of bacteria (only on the finish), and other soft esters I can't quite identify. Not horribly complex for a saison, but it takes the higher path of simple effective flavours that are enjoyable and definitely drinkable. Perfectly balanced. Extremely well built for the style, maintaining a loyal sense of grand subtlety. No flavours beat you over the head; the beer as a whole functions on a higher level. Brilliant. Bravo.

Mf: Delicately soft and fragile, with very light cream. Excellent smoothness and wetness, suiting the style. Near perfect. Fluffy.

Dr: Close to, if not the best saison I've had. Very impressive and incredibly well built for the style. I really enjoy this one. Its strength is its mastery of subtlety, and the near perfect marriage of flavour with texture. Any fan of the style, and any beer fanatic, owes it to him or herself to try this.

B/B+

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 05:28:09 | More by kojevergas
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steelerguy

New York

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden yellow, high carbonation, large head that hangs around, with just a bit of haze.

S - Fruit forward with a bit of spice, would like more of the typical Belgian yeast aroma.

T - Like the aroma with a bit more spice and a little less fruit. There is a bit of a grassy, hay like flavor (not that I eat hay...). I feel the spiciness of the yeast is coming through but lacking that Belgian funk I like in a Saison.

M - Light, refreshing, highly effervescent.

O - Good beer, if I am looking for a Saison and a real Belgian isn't around I'd get again, but DuPont is still the king.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 00:24:10 | More by steelerguy
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mcallister

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enormous pillowing head that protrudes out of the glass like a cloud in the sky. Golden elixir obviously unfiltered with light sediment.

light Brett, barnyard, Belgian spices, fresh mown grass, wheat, yeast, lemon grass, berry, and earth.

Very dry and full of hop bitterness on the finish. Herbal and grassy, lemon, pineapple, dried tropical fruits, horse blanket like Brett flavors, fruity and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 21:50:38 | More by mcallister
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Overlord

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, I need a beer here.

Pours a light, hazy golden amber color with a huge frothing white head. The head will. not. stop.

Smells like yeasty peppery spices, a hint of floral/fresh grass, and a surprising amount of citrus. But not really fresh bursting citrus, more like ... dank citrus juice mixed with peppery yeasty funk. Interesting.

Okay, the taste is not as good as the aroma. The spicy/pepperiness is just a bit too much. The funk gets a bit bearing after a while, and I'm not sure the citrus/hops blend that well with the yeasty zesty pepperiness. The different elements are fighting for breathing space rather than blending. It's not a bad beer, in fact it's definitely above average, but it's not quite there.

So much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 22:29:05 | More by Overlord
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Billolick

New York

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Typical large CL bottle, w/o freshness info, purchased at the brewery for $10

Pours clouded tangarine, nice frothy off white head, slowly goes to rocky meraingue, a very thick collar and ample sheeting ang thicker webs of lacing.

A hint of lemon and grassy hops in the nose.

This is a hoppy take on the style, moderate fruit and just a wiff of pepper, yeasty and nutty in the finish. Decent, especialy for a US version, but somewhat underwhelming in the end. Lacks the crisp clean flavors (fruit, pepper, pjenolics) of the all stars of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 01:38:28 | More by Billolick
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a massive three finger, frothy white head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap. The glass is left coated with chunks of soapy lacing. A bit over carbonated but looks pretty nice.

Floral, earthy aroma with a nice balance of funky saison yeast, zesty spice and crisp, light fruit. Hints of coriander, pepper and lemon zest followed by earthy funk, hay and straw as well as some banana, apple and pear. Very nice.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a prominent zesty spice presence up front that lingers over the funk and sweeter notes into a dry finish. Hints of pepper and coriander are complimented by the dry, funky yeast before being countered by hints of apple, pear and subtle alcohol phenol. Really well balanced and complex with a bit less funk than expected. All of the characteristics work very well together resulting in a flavorful beer that's pretty quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 07:38:51 | More by corby112
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle generously shared by Mike (AgentZero). Served in a Glunz taster glass.

A - Giant white foam quickly settles to a thin cap, leaving plenty of splotchy lace behind. Hazy pale straw body.

S - White pepper, farmhouse yeast, lemons, stone fruit malt backdrop. Pretty much everything you'd expect in a good Saison.

T - Taste is pretty similar, with more of the stone fruit malt character cutting through the peppery yeast flavors. No alcohol present, and I couldn't find one listed on the bottle.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, crispy and dry finish, and a slightly grainy texture.

D - Considering how bad many American-made Saisons are this is a breath of fresh air. Solidly executed, with obvious craft and skill, and fairly subtle and traditional. If this were reasonably priced and available in my market I'd buy it regularly.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 04:18:16 | More by MasterSki
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle sent to me by beerworld. Thanks Alex!

A - Hazy golden colored beer with a really large white head that left behind lots of stick on the sides.

S - Smells great. A bit of brett it seems, wth a lot of barnyard funk and some belgian yeast that makes no effort to be subtle. Some earth tones.

T - Taste is not quite as good as the nose, but still quite nice. A bit of mineral in there. Some lemon, brett, funk, lots of belgian yeast. Very solid stuff, nothing off putting, a good take on the style.

M - Medium bodied, pretty filling carbonation, dry on the end.

O - Very nice beer, well done. It's not exactly mind blowing, but a great taken on the style and very well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 03:26:21 | More by AgentZero
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was lucky enough to get a taste of this from a bottle opened at the Sour Bitch release.

Pours hazy light golden color with a nice tight short head which recedes fairly quickly. Aroma is extremely fruity with lots of tropical fruits; pineapple, maybe clementine... who knows. There is also a little bit of funk in there which is not too big, but is a nice complement to the fruit. Taste is great. Still very fruity and tropical with mild cidery and funky notes. Mouthfeel is ridiculous. Smooth, creamy with outstanding perfect carbonation which is very fine. Pretty dry and exactly what I want in a saison. Overall this is a damn good beer. Would love to get a chance to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 01:14:09 | More by Agold
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into tulip. Light yellow..thick thick crazy head...volcanoing out of the bottle as soon as its opened. Smells of yeast, lemon, and grass. Taste crisp but bitter, yeast and grassy/lemony. A nice easy mellow beer to drink. It doesnt wow, but its a solid Saison. I like captain a lot...but I wouldnt buy again in bottle. If I ever see it on tap, id like to try again; better yet, id love a cask of this...which I missed when it was released.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 04:19:25 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Pahn

New York

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Not sure when bottled, but it just came out this year around Summer. Internet detective work turns up a draft list proclaiming the ABV to be 6%, so that might be true.

Appearance: Upon popping the cap (yay for potential gushers having caps and not corks!), some foam steadily tries to creep up and out of the bottle. Careful pour yields a two and a half inch fluffy white head that dissipates slowly leaving thick, eternal webs of lacing. Pours a crystal clear light-orange/golden. Easy 5.0.

Smell: Brettanomyces as earthy, tangy, musty, but not dirty/"barnyard"/funky. Lemony hops, some typical saison yeast aromas, and lots of fruit.

Smells like fantasy fruit; like there's fruits in here without names or instantiations in the real world. This kind of thing is a big plus in these kinds of beer, at least for me. Great stuff.

Taste: Wow, really refreshing. Very mineral-y, with little sweetness despite some nice fruit flavors. Tart and dry in the finish. Lemony and bretty. Really clean, refreshing flavors.

Not as adventurous as the nose, but very solid.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Creamy in the middle, tart and dry finish. Moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Really good saison. While it won't blow your mind the way a good bottle of Fantôme Saison will, it's delicious, refreshing, and has a truly exceptional aroma. Also could be pretty educational for those who haven't had many saisons other than Saison Dupont.

Specific comparisons aside, it's a masterfully made beer. Will definitely pick up more next Summer if they rebrew it.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 02:12:12 | More by Pahn
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phichifiji00

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearane: Golden in color, slightly hazy, pours about three inches of thick white pillowy head that fades very slowly. Lots of lacing.

Smell: Barnyard, lemon zest, estery, grassy, green apple, pear.

Taste: Slightly tart, funky, green apple, earthy, barnyard, grassy, white wine.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

Overall: Very drinkable. Complex flavors/aromas. A great saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 19:07:00 | More by phichifiji00
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Three finger's worth of airy fluffy light tan colored sticky froth with a lopsided rocky top... Excellent retention gives way to the richest creamiest pillow like layer of lacing that I have ever probably seen... The color is equal part golden yellow and light amber... Moderate carbonation throughout... Quite elegant and regal...

S - Fragrant Belgian yeast from the get go... A very understated and subtle spiciness... Some very faint candied sugars... Wheat notes... Loads of lemon zest... A slight but effective funkiness... Some golden raisins... Golden delicious apples... Intriguing and complex...

T - Apples... Belgian yeast... White pepper... Lemon zest... A bit of wheat... The dry hopping definitely adds an American character to this saison...

M - Medium bodied... More carbonation than expected... Dense... A modicum of lushness... Definitely a bit on the dry side...

D - The appearance and aroma lead me to believe this could be a truly world class top tier offering... The taste and mouthfeel are still very good, but bring it back to earth a bit... Still highly recommend and a very good saison...

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 22:55:42 | More by philbe311
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DearthVader

California

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You, Brendan, are a good man. Thanks for this one bud. I enjoyed it immensely.

750 enjoyed solo with a little Lynyrd Skynyrd in the background.

What an outstanding looking brew. Pours a misty gold with the most impressive head I've ever seen. Just a huge billowing white cloud of foam that clings to the edges of my Jackie O's tulip. It live an intricate map of lacing all the way down the glass. So damn pretty.

Smell is upfront with the heavy spice and clove. Then in comes the funk. Glorious horse manure blanketing my nose. It has a slight sawdust smell to it as well. Very intriguing.

Mmmm pepper. Very nice white pepper notes covering up some nice lemon peel. Slight banana flavors and an ever so slight tartness. The tart characteristic is only present every so often. I wish it had more.

Mouthfeel is creamy and a somewhat lower carbonation that I expected when you see how many bubbles are racing around in this beer. I'd call this full bodied especially when considering the style.

Another beer that makes me love Saisons even more. I think they've taken the spot as my favorite style. When they are brewed right, you can't top them. Just so damn drinkable and easy to enjoy during any occasion. Thanks again for this New York treat, Brendan.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 07:16:34 | More by DearthVader
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stupid me. I saw this on shelves last time I was in NY, balked at the price and passed on it. Then, I traded for it. Like I said, stupid me. Nevertheless, big thanks to joefuzz for sending this my way.

A solidly hazy light orange with a dense, off-white head that's 3 fingers thick. The head falls off, leaving stiff peaks and moderate lacing. The nose is solid. Crushed white pepper, cloves and plenty of spicy esters are the most prominent characteristics here. A mild citrus fruitiness is present in the back, along a dry, grainy cracker character. The fruitiness grows, with apples, pears and honey appearing as the beer warms up. Very refreshing.

The palate opens with a very dominant spice character. In fact, there's so much clove here, I've surprised there's no Brett added. Again, there's delicate white pepper, along with a melange of fruits, with light citrus hops, fruity esters (apples, pears, white peaches), but there's also an herbal component, with a mild flavor of rosemary, and the bitterness that I associate with bolted basil. Drying on the finish with a touch of honey, a grainy bitterness and clove, this beer is light in body with a highly carbonated creamy mouthfeel. Highly recommended, one of the better American saisons out there. I only wish it weren't priced so damn high.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 02:58:33 | More by DefenCorps
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge thanks for the growler! enjoyed on the deck after mowing the lawn in a white birch glass.

nice golden amber color with a huge, towering head of white that refused to part ways no matter what you did. Really just superb looking with tons of lacing down the sides of the glass and a rich and proper looking appearence. Nice elements of light clove, peach, hints of grain and fresh grasses and a nice little spicey punch to it. Warming brings out the wonderful light tart notes through the air that carry over so well into the flavor. Not over done at all, in fact it seemed to fit perfectly as the mellow sourness played off of the rich grainy and frsh flavor. Smooth, subtle and soft, this just worked on every level it possibly could have.

Serving type: growler

08-21-2011 17:45:06 | More by mikesgroove
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Saison from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.