Birra DeCicco - Limone Luppolo - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
Thanks goes out to Alex from Decicco's for recommending this. Poured into a snifter.
Clear golden in color. I can see carbonation rising from the bottom. 1.5 finger thick white foamy head from a gentle pour which settles to a big bubbly film. Excellent lacing.
On the nose I get fresh cut grass and refreshing citrus hops; lemons, limes, and pink grapefruit. A faint bready malt in the background.
Wow this has a refreshing taste to it! The first thing that hits you is lemon zest. Then it's piney resin and finishes with grapefruit and pine bitterness. The hops oil coats the palate; aftertaste is lemony and welcome.
Mouthfeel is medium with decent carbonation. Very easy drinking and refreshing.
Overall, this was a pleasant surprise. I haven't had the normal CL-DeCicco's collaboration brew, now I'll have to try it.
06-28-2011 21:20:11 | More by Adrianized
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
4.22/5 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
4.2/5 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
4.2/5 rDev +4.2%
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The foam is supported by vigorous carbonation rising to the surface and takes quite a while to settle.
S - Zesty citrus aromas with some earthy lemongrass and soft, bready malt in the background.
T - Spicy wheat notes up front with some sweet lime flavor. Pepper, basil, and lemongrass in the middle and some fruity notes of pear and tart wheat come out at the finish with more pungent citrus.
M - Medium-thick body, high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.
D - I don't quite know how to categorize this beer, but is definitely interesting. There is a lot of citrus and spice character as well as a perfect balance between thick, bready malt and tart wheat and fruit. Oddly satisfying and actually quite good; it kind of reminds me of a sour beer despite its apparent lack of any wild yeast or other bugs.
12-16-2011 23:55:12 | More by nickfl
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
4.1/5 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
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
A: Cloudy, straw colored pour. Fluffy white head.
S: Citra hops really shine through in the aroma, hop presence is tangerine. Light spice mingles nicely.
T: Does not quite follow the nose. Less citrus and more grassy flavors. Really getting the impression of lemon juice and rind. Supporting malt adds subtle sweetness. Refreshing..
M: A light body and high amount off carbonation increase drinkability.
O: An interesting and refreshing beer. If the taste followed the nose more closely, it could be even better.
10-01-2011 04:21:34 | More by zoolzoo
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
4.03/5 rDev 0%
1158th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
Thanks to Cpabeer & StormKing47 for this one
App- A very clear yellow with a multitude of bubbles come floating up from the bottom. A 1-1/2 finger head that was pure white but more like a puck of foam. Nice sliding foam of head.
Smell- A weird mix in this one. Its very lemony with a good bit of damp grass with a unique yeasty note wofting up.
Taste- Its really starting to grow on me. Has a good flavor profile with a very similar flavor to Ithaca White Gold. Spicy, Yeasty, Lemon, Grass and Earthy. Not overly done but clean and simple
Mouth- A medium body with a high carbonation level. Very bubbly with a lemon, yeast and peppery residual flavor.
Drink- Took a while to get into this one but it finished quite well. Lemony, yeasty, wheat and clean. Enjoyed it a lot.
03-18-2012 03:24:44 | More by FosterJM
4.03/5 rDev 0%
The appearance makes it apparent how this beer got its name. Pours deep hazy yellow in color with a white crisp head that fades quickly into a nice topper.
Citrusy in the nose. Lemon is up front with orange peel, grapefruit, and some light tropical notes of pineapple and papaya. White pepper and some yeast esters also.
Good beer. Distrust and full of lemon flavors. Moderately hopped with a distinct soft rounded creamy malt in the middle. Again grapefruit, orange zest, papaya, pineapple, and other fruit flavors. Nice spicy finish pepper, and more. Very nice.
11-19-2011 17:50:04 | More by mcallister
Birra DeCicco - Limone Luppolo from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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