Sun Block | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
As the sun starts to peek out from around the dark winter clouds, it is a clear reminder that brighter days lie ahead. Deviating from the original recipe, this new and improved Sun Block comes with a little more oomph in flavor, but still has that great summertime body.

Added by Billolick on 07-05-2007

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Photo of thgreatrandini
1/5  rDev -72.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I can see I'm way outta line here, but this was a drain pour for me.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
1.4/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

It's called Sun block because it taste like sun block and coconut put into a beer. No spank you!

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Photo of Belittle
2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of corby112
2.38/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden yellow color with paler straw-like edges and a half finger foam head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Floral earthy hop aroma with hints of grass and soil countered by subtle citrus, bready yeast and pale malt. The hop profile is one dimensional and lacking in the citrus quality that the label promises. Mostly grassy and resinous with faint lemon pith character. The wheat malts are pretty faint as well with subtle hints of bread and banana. Pale biscuit like malts are more prominent.

Light body with spritzy carbonation and strong earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes into a very dry finish. Dry and slightly sticky with lots of earthy soil and grassy pine needle flavor. There's also some zesty spice that gives off some peppery coriander flavor. A bit more citrus character than in the nose but it seems like it's coming more from the wheat beer portion than the hop profile. Some bready yeast and biscuit malt followed by tart lemon juice and sourdough bread. Overall, I wasn't a fan of this beer. It's lacking in complexity and the flavors clash with each other making it kind of harsh and tough to drink.

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Photo of waughbrew
2.46/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Captain Lawrence Sun Block Unfiltered Summer IPA, 5.8%abv, dry hopped with Sorachi Ace. Is Sum Block a line of beers, or did this one evolve?

Bottle marked Batch B 1316 369. Whatever that means.

Decent white head and lacing, pale yellow body. Very floral aroma. Perfumy, somewhere between asparagus pee and papaya. Flavor is hoppy in a raw, abrasive way. The lingering bitterness level is pleasant, but still the flavor is off-putting and hard to describe. Prickly, vegetal, and slightly chemical, I can't tell if the problem is phenolics or hop flavor. Good body and bitterness leads to a great mouthfeel, but it doesn't save the aroma and flavor.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of bassboneman
2.51/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I normally like what CL puts out.
I don't know if this batch is off or not but I didn't care for it.
The finish has an odd perfume note that is not terrible but certainly gets in the way of what COULD be a very good brew!

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Photo of pjr
2.63/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served on draft in pint glass. No significant aroma. Sour aftertaste. No notes typically found in wheat beers. Too many hops for a wheat beer but not enough hops to add flavor. First time ever disappointed wit a Capt Lawrence.

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Photo of Moxley
2.63/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this one on tap at the brewery's 3rd anniversary party.

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a frothy white head.

S - Lots of coriander spice and citrus with some floral and grassy notes.

T - I love witbiers beers and this one just didn't do it for me. Had a strong coriander and orange citrusy bite and not much wheat.

M&D - Light and crisp mouthfeel, refreshing summertime beer. Just not that great tasting.

Don't go out of your way for this one if you're a fan of the style.

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Photo of ChrisR123
2.67/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprising taste With a smoothie finish

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Photo of heerboth
2.69/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bought a sizer and this beer simply has an off taste to me. It's almost as if there is a barrel note in there and that just throws it way off for me.

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Photo of Jacobier10
2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of TopherBreski
2.76/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Every Captain Lawrence beer I get has the worse foam ever. Not s good brewery on the 3 beers I've had from them.

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2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BigMike
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Sun Block from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 302 ratings