Birra DeCicco - Limone Luppolo - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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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
4.48/5 rDev +11.2%
On tap at Paradiso in DC
A - hazy deep yellow with nice head inthe 12oz pour.
S - lemons, citrus, and hops. Amazing smelling beer especially hit this category.
T - less pronounced in the taste but immensely drinkable. Wheat body carries along the hops and refreshing characteristics. Tasty.
M - light crisp and refreshing. Perfect
O - just an exceptional wheat ale. If I could find this it would be my summer beer of choice I think. I prefer this to Gumballhead.
08-13-2012 21:31:13 | More by Momar42
3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
Growler shared by Mac, thanks!
Straw-colored body & decent white head. Fresh hop aroma billows from my pint glass, imparting a cloud of juicy fruits and floral scents around the table.
As is typical of me with Single IPAs, I love the aroma more than the taste. There's definitely some wheat-infused sweetness here, though the overall flavor profile is merely decent to my taste buds. Not overly hoppy, though, and that's a good thing. Clean and refreshing; should pair well with a hot day spent outdoors.
08-01-2012 16:22:34 | More by brystmar
3.38/5 rDev -16.1%
A - pours a crystal clear bright pale gold color. Huge bubbly white foam quickly dissipates . Lots of tiny bubbles plainly visible.
S - smell is muted. Sovlent/soapy notes. Grainy malt character. Second pour revels a bouqute of citrusy aromas. Lemons, limes and oranges. But still a fairly strong solvent note.
T - grainy malt sweetness up front. Hints of lemon peel follows soon after blending with the tangy flavor of wheat malt. Bitter Orange peel enters mid palate giving a balancing effect. Slight hint of solvent. Citrus notes play off one another on the back end and well past the finish.
M - on the lighter side of medium bodied. Creamy texture. Bright prickly carbonation.
O - Feel this bottle might be passed it prime. Would like to try a fresher for a fairer assesment.
05-20-2012 03:45:07 | More by Teleweizen2
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
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
Received this in the Birthday BIF from jyounger30; thanks Jay! This has been a Want of mine since it came out. 750ml bottle into my Duvel Green tulip.
a - Pours a hazy, straw yellow color with two and a half fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for several minutes and leaves an inch of head throughout drinking it. Spotty lacing left on the glass.
s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, wheat, grains, light funk, floral hops, earthy notes, grass, and spices. Really awesome nose; lightly sour and funky and some very nice citrus. Love it.
t - Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, spices, pepper, earthy notes, grass, fruit, wheat, grains, and bready malts. Very nice again, but more spice then the nose, and not as sour or funky. A small step down. As it warms up, more oranges and lemon, and gets better.
m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.
o - Overall I thought this was an awesome pale wheat ale. Though they are different, this is up there with Gumballhead as my favorite in the style, and I like this one a little more. I think the nose is just awesome, with a lot of citrus mixing with funk and sourness. Very easy to drink beer that I'd love to get again sometime...really hoping they brew this one again.
02-17-2012 01:20:38 | More by mdfb79
3.58/5 rDev -11.2%
Digging out some notes from a visit to DeCicco`s last year.
Appearance is yellow with a one finger, fizzy head. Its` nose is a mix of lemons, flora and wheat. The taste contains more lemon, crackers, some clove. Mouthfeel is low key, just a bit dry in the finish. This is a good summertime beer, perfect for enjoying while sitting next to the pool or beach.
01-16-2012 19:46:52 | More by mltobin
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%
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
Birra DeCicco - Limone Luppolo from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.