Birra DeCicco - Limone Luppolo - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by drewd0g:
4.72/5 rDev +17.1%
The newest addition to the Birra DeCicco series. This beer is awesome, a hoppy wheat ale brewed with Italian Lemons. The taste is clean and crisp, unlike most wheat based beers. The hops are very flavorful. The aroma is Italian Lemons and Sorachi Ace Hops. Taste is refreshing and delicious. The perfect summer beer.
06-21-2011 02:08:01 | More by drewd0g
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4.43/5 rDev +9.9%
Freshie growler fill from DeCicco's/Ardsley, NY.
They also have bottles available.
Pours on the clear side, moderate off white head, leaves thicker and higher lacing, and low sheeting.
Spice, hops, dank tropical fruit in the nose.
Hoppy, crisp and refreshing, lots of lemony/citric goodness. Plenty of lemon/lime, some ginger and mint, grapefruit, super juicy and tropical fruit spiked hops. Full throttle summer beer. Bring on the BBQ and spiced food for this one.
Gonna keep getting growlers filled of this one till its all gone, then give the bottles a try.
Well done Captain.
06-29-2011 01:35:33 | More by Billolick
4.15/5 rDev +3%
A: Pours dark yellow, nice head and exploding carbonation makes this one look very nice
S: Hops, Lemon Rind, Tropical Fruits
T: Spice, Lemons
M: Creamy Slight Bitterness, Feels like IPA
D: Super High, Light and Tasty.
Downed 1/2 growler w/o missing a beat.
Lemon taste isnt an all night type of beer, as Im thinking this, I'm pouring another pint.
At first felt like too much lemon, but this one opened up nicely. This one is borderline hype. One of the best CL offerings I've had.
08-23-2011 22:43:40 | More by beenitty
4.15/5 rDev +3%
Poured from a growler into a curvy Weihenstephan weizen glass.
Pours a pretty transparent pineapple-hued yellow, with golden highlights around the edges. Whitish head that builds up to about an inch and a half before receding, leaving tons of sticky lacing. Smell is full of lemony zest along with quite a substantial hop presence. Concentrated whiffs reveal a subdued malt character accompanied by wheat nuances. Quite interesting, to say the least.
Leads off with some big citrusy notes, not just from the titular lemon, but with notes of grapefruit, lime and a bit of tangerine as well. Hops follow in an assertive way, with some tongue-puckering bitterness skittering across the palate. There's a lot of pine and resin to be discerned, almost as if you're chewing a mouthful of citrus-flavored hops. There's a very mild wheat appearance in the finish, enough to provide a subtle counterbalance to the onslaught of hops. Mouthfeel is full and fluffy, coating the tongue well and providing a pleasing and easy to drink experience on a hot summer day.
On the whole, a very well-done beer, perfect for the season. Captain Lawrence is not a brewery I have very much experience with, but after sampling this, I think that will likely have to change in the coming future.
07-04-2011 15:00:58 | More by r0nyn
4.22/5 rDev +4.7%
A hazed gold with a prodigious head. Decent though not overwhelming lace, covering remains throughout the glass. Smell has lots of citrus and pine with faint notes of grass. Taste is like a wheat IPA with a lemon zest squeeze. Notes of wheat malt in the core try to reign in the rampant and deliciously assertive hops. Dry grapefruit finish with lemony pine oil on my palate. Feel is crisp and medium light with gently creamy carbonation. A great summer beer but an equally satisfying winter football beer. Nice
01-02-2012 09:26:11 | More by scootny
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
Thanks to cavedave for this in our awesome growler trade!
A - pours a fairly straw yellow color, a touch more rich - with a nice two finger head that hangs around thanks to the active carbonation.
S - they sure picked a good name for this beer because lemon overpowers all. Don't get me wrong, there's still some tropical esters and a fairly weak grassy-like yeast smell underneath it all, but the lemon dominates.
T - the lighter malt bill used here combined with an ass kicking hop like sorachi ace makes this one hoppy beer. It's very tasty though. Lemon again sits strongly but gives way to lesser tropical flavors in the end. Thankfully not very sweet, as that would have wrecked this beer in my opinion.
M - fairly light bodied, but the hop resins hang around forever. The complexity of this beer is hurt by the malt bill, because the flavors dissipate rather quickly and the hop resins take over. I like it, but it is admittedly boundary pushing for the style.
O - this is a very good beer. Although not as popular as a lot of styles, CL has done something good in making this beer with these particular hops, and should make it more often. In the end, it's a keeper. Nameless homebrewer, you've done very well!
07-27-2011 12:29:50 | More by dfclav
2.65/5 rDev -34.2%
Poured into a tulip.
The head was nice and I hoped the hops would outweigh the lemon once I got to taste it. However, this was a lemon bomb and that so outweighed the rest of the characteristics that it overwhelmed. there are better wheat ales out there for sure.
On a clean palate on a summer day with the taste being a craving, maybe it would be better. Today the tartness overwhelmed the rest of the beer.
Today ... Though ... Just ok. Bought at deciccos ardsley in october. Possibly past its prime given the target described on the label.
10-22-2011 05:02:53 | More by EDNOSE
4.58/5 rDev +13.6%
Poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC into a tumbler.
Cloudy slightly in body with a very simple gray lemon hue. Real nice soft white head kind of creamy giving to some light foam texture. While drinking we have some random scattered lacing. Looks good.
Bouquet is a nice wheat grain, with an incredible soft and fresh hop body. It seems like that soft grain makes the hop come out fresh like true fresh hop beer!, and it's big on tropical fruit. It is flat out fantastic.
Taste brings a solid hop profile, and what a wonderful one it is. Dense, giving to tropical notes I felt of mango and melon. Citrus zest in the mouthfeel with spritzy lemon, giving to almost brut crisp feel, but with a good wheat density.
Overall WOW. What a great marriage, this wonderful play of wheat density and chew, with a tropical hop body, crisp sharp feel and palate, so much going on, so distinct. This is fantastic beer.
07-20-2011 00:25:45 | More by smakawhat
4.03/5 rDev 0%
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left just a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of citrus in the nose—lemons seem to stand out the most.
T: Like the smell, the taste has citrusy flavors of hops. The lemons aren’t quite as prominent as they are in the smell, but seem to stand out in front of orange and other citrusy flavors. No wheat flavors are noticeable. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely flavorful for the style and is also very drinkable. It almost takes like a well-hopped citrusy IPA but without much of the bitterness.
08-20-2012 00:17:16 | More by metter98
4.23/5 rDev +5%
On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.
Poured a hazy brass hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a wave of fruity esters (grape bubble gum) and s grassy hop.
The taste consisted a spicy and earthy lemon, with a grassy hop spice and zesty wheat malt.
The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a residual spice.
Overall an interesting and very tasty ale.
10-07-2012 19:27:13 | More by plaid75
4.2/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from growler purchased at DeCicco's Brewster into a pint glass. Pours a golden clear with thick head. Great cotton candy hop aroma with slight citrus notes. Really nice wheaty hop flavor; slight lemon flavor but it is there. The hoppy wheat flavor is really great, mild, and flavorful. Overall, a great session brew with a lot of flavor.
08-28-2012 01:30:13 | More by DrinkSlurm
2.53/5 rDev -37.2%
Sampled at the International Great Beer Expo, Rock Hill, NY.
Wow, I definitely have different tastes than many other reviewers of this beer.
I found both the aroma and the taste of this beer to be overpoweringly lemon. A very strong (and for me unpleasant) aftertaste. Not sure if I had a bad sample or this beer is just not my cup of tea at all. I might have to give it another shot and update my review if it was a bad sample.
07-26-2011 19:39:43 | More by Nascartailgatefa
Birra DeCicco - Limone Luppolo from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.