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Saison - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 16
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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1/5  rDev -74.2%

ls6-m22, Jun 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.3%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of MetalandBeer
2.08/5  rDev -46.3%
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....

MetalandBeer, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Rusty18, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of stakem
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

stakem, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy light copper hue with a wispy white cap. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured light esters and a soft caramel.

The taste was likewise light on the esters with a touch if metal and a round sweetness.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

OverLl a tasty ale but a bit heavy for the style.

plaid75, Jun 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

BGsWo22, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ChrisPro, Nov 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

scotv, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

polishkaz, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

stevec32, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

mltobin, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a big soapy pure white head that slowly settled into a solid cap and leaving some webby lacing on the glass.

The aroma is a bit tart with green apple skins, white grapes, and lemon. There are some floral and musty notes. Nice but not very strong.

The taste is tart as well, with green apple skins leading the way. This is countered with a coriander spice that I wish wasn't there. There is some sweet floral notes but those have a hard time competing against an odd bitterness from the hops. Kind of a grassy bitterness that went wrong; its somewhat metallic. Probably should have went with a noble hop. The beer does have a nice farmhouse funk thing going on.

The feel is light, dry, and crisp just like I would expect a saison to be. The finish is a little off due to the odd hop bitterness.

An ok saison. I didn't get enough spiciness and phenols from the yeast and the hops added a strange flavor. A bit disappointed but not a bad beer.

Gmann, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of Overlord
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Overlord, Dec 30, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

steelerguy, Jan 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

wesley14, Apr 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jkchristy, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jaxon53, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

sirsteve42, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

thewimperoo, Nov 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BeerCosmonaut, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

IndyDad, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

vonnegut21, Jan 14, 2014
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Saison from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.