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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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Reviews by jrbuch:
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jrbuch

New York

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Captain Lawrence Pint glass at Bridgeview Tavern, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

A: A nice copper color with a thin white head that remains. Darker than Saison Dupont. Definitely some Caramel malt in here.

S: There isn't much smell here right away, but it might be the glass. Definitely a little hoppy with yeasty esters.

T: The taste is full flavored and a little sweet for the style. The bubble gum, citrus, and slightly spicy taste is surprising to the lack of smell.

M: Carbonation is a little light for style, but this could be just from the keg. I would imagine from the bottle would be much more sto style.

O: This is a good beer. This isn't my favorite saison (not spicy or dry enough), but definitely another good offering from Scott.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2011 02:33:26 | More by jrbuch
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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.

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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.

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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!

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Saison from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.