Sun Block | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
52%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 302 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Billolick on 07-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,150
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
302
Liked:
157
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
12.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
53
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 302 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of dsshuck
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of generallee
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has a Pale yellow color body and a hazy look. This is topped with a small white head. It fades quickly and only makes a little spotty lacing at the top of the glass.

Smell: It has a lot of grassy and floral hops with bready wheat maltiness backing it up.

Tast / palate: The flavor starts off with a light bready almost sourdough like maltiness up front and then it brings solid floral and grassy hops with some light unripe pineapple notes. The finish has a good solid hop bitterness. Carbonation and the feel is very lively.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmweiss
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Odalis
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This needed a minute to come alive again. It was brewed for spring '15 and it's now sept.
I like the brewer. Meh on the style.


A: Pours a very hazy straw to lemon yellow body with moderate carbonation. The beer sports a finger tall fizzy white head that fades fast and laces little.

S: Missing aromas! Faint aromas of wheat, grassy hops, lemon, and fall orchard.

T: Follows the smell, but much more flavorful. Lots of orchard, lemon, grassy hops on top of wheat. Definitely a hay, fall, autumn feel to it. Very good.

M: Nicely heavier than light and slightly crisp. Nice mouthfeel, weight, body. Quality.

O: Easy to drink and refreshing. I liked it more in Sept (The fall feel and smells) than I would have in June. Beer grew on me as it warmed and went along.

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Photo of Antc2382
4.32/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have been housed in King of Prussia for over six weeks and it has been Br'er Rabbit in the Briar Patch time! Man, going to Wegman's Bottle Shop brings me to my knees every time I walk in the joint. That is where I scored this bottle.

From the bottle: "As the sun starts to peek out from around the dark winter clouds, it is a clear remainder that brighter days lay ahead. Brewed with pale & wheat malts for a refreshing backbone & hopped with some bright, citrusy American hops this beer will help you fight off the sun all season long! Cheers, [undersigned] Scott Vallens (sp?)"

I Pop!ped the cap and initiated an aggro pour since it was unfiltered and I wanted to rouse any lees that may have developed. I got two fingers of fuffy, rocky, bone-white head for my efforts, but they did not last long. Color was a hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose had a bright citrusy smell. The taste was really interesting. I got lemon peel and toasted coconut on the tongue! Really. This made for a nice, easy-drinking beer. The finish was semi-dry and more lemony than coconut. It was really refreshing on a hot summer's day as I watched the Packers/Stillers pre-season game and anticipated tonight's Giants/Bucs tilt on ESPN.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Deep and rocking three finger fluffy, to thick bodied tall bright white head produced off the pour, with a nice styrofoam top. Body color is slightly cloudy, but with lots of pinhead carbonation in even streams. Golden lemon, with apricot orange hues along the edges. Very nice looking wheat ale.

Very nice nose. Mild hop forward, good amount of real perfume like florality. Hints of grass, and a little big of herbal spicy quality too, then peaks towards a bit of tangerine orange.

Palate makes for a bit more neutral character. Mild orange and almost witbier like citrus flavors, with a bit of wet body. Missing a bit of thick wheat chew going on here and slightly wet. Aftertaste has a real gummy yeast sense, with some of the citrus hop action giving just a little bit of juicy quality good enough to save this and make it a little interesting.

Overall though comes off like an odd wheat ale, odd weird orange wit without the Belgian angle, so it's neat but also not something that seems to grab my palate interestingly enough.

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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 Bm1
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JOrtiz
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackrockBrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Supra97
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice cloudy, light orange body. Nice orange zest, very refreshing and actually has a decent hop bite to it. Glad i chose this sixer for my camping trip.

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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 nmann08
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Kegatron
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sun Block from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 52% out of 100 with 302 ratings
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