NY3 | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by capra12 on 09-11-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of donniecuffs
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Sorry so late; recently found my notes to last summer's Gotham CaskFest. Poured a copper/chestnut; hazy with a thin head, and no lace. Big aromatic hop bouquet, with some citrus notes as well. The taste was fantastic; apple, brown sugar, lemon, and pine, with a semi-dry finish. Medium smooth, modestly-carbonated body. I enjoyed a few of these. Hopefully they brew this again.

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Photo of scootny
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dry crisp ale with a brett edge. NY3 is an orange gold ale with an off white head and decent lace. Smell is funky with an underlying honey sweetness. A belgian spiciness and a dollop of earth. Taste is a healthy malt and honey blend that seamlessly flows into a brett horse blanket. Some traditional Saison like spiciness with a peppery edge and a vinous tartness that brings the dry finish in with a dry hopped blast of earth and lemony citrus. Feel is crisp and refreshing with a touch of supple syrup. Still, a lighter medium weight beer in keeping with the style. A quenching beer and easy to drink quite a bit. Glad I got a chance to try this one as it showed up at DeCicco's around the release of the Birra.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes taken SFTO Brandy barrel release:

Amber pour with a small white head. Smelled doughy bread and mild amber malt presence.
Tasted honey, dough, and some wild brett from aging. Not a ton of wild flavor. A little more aging would make it a little stronger.

Low carb, seemed like a light beer, but at 6 percent, the alchohol is hidden well, making this one sessionable. Good stuff, and nice to try a new beer, lucky to be there for the release.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cloudy orange with two-finger white head that left lace all down the glass. A sour fruit smell that is sharp with yeast and there's a nice bit of spices and honey as well. Has a sour fruit (sour apple, pear) taste along with some sweetness; has a smoother, creamier body than per style and has a dry, floral bitter backbite. This is complemented and balanced by a real nice honey sweetness along with a little bit of burnt biscuit/bready taste. An easy to drink beer that was nice to try.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass at the Blind Tiger, NYC.

A - honey colored beer with some haze to it but not much. There is a one finger head that leaves quickly. There is no lacing on the glass.

S - Some malt sweetness followed by some sweet flowery hints, almost like a garden. citrus notes are present. This is gonna be good.

T - Initial malt sweetness that is quickly overrun by some hop character dryness. APA qualities mixed with the nice sweetness and clove character of a belgian ale.

M - Medium-light, well balanced, refreshing.

D - Very refreshing. Awesome drinkability.

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Photo of mltobin
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a growler at the Captain Lawrence brewery.

New York Beer week was still in full swing this past Saturday, so NY3 was pouring in the tasting room, their creation for the event.

Appearance is an orange tone, a bit cloudy, small white head.
Smell is a mix of malts, bread, along with some citrus fruit.
Taste is refreshing, a nice pale ale, some sweetness to it...honey.
Mouthfeel is light bodied, not too much carbonation.
Drinkability is very good, an easy drinking beer that is perfect for sunny September in the northeast.

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Photo of koopa
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler purchased at the brewery on the day they released SFTO Apple Brandy Barrel.

Appearance: Darker iced tea brown with red highlights and honey corners. A small 1 finger white crown that shows little retention or lace.

Smell: Pale malt, sugar, and loads of honey!

Taste: Biscuit malt up front followed by a quick wave of honey mixed with a touch of lightly spicy hops and finished by a nice honey finish. A slight tea flavor is present as well.

Mouthfeel: A touch heavier than medium bodied with a small amount of syrup likeness. Surprisingly crisp though!

Drinkability: A bit too sugary (in a nice honey way) for mass consumption. I'm splitting the growler with 2 other people. However the crispness really helps.

This beer isn't very reminiscent of other BPA's. I didn't review it "for the style" but rather by how I liked it, which is not my normal approach.

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Photo of mikey711
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hand bottled one a few weeks ago and figured it needed to be finished.

A: Its a cloudy and murky brown. It has no head or lace but that it likely due to it not being at its peak freshness. When fresh I do recall it having a nice big and full head.

S: Some nice fruity and spicy esters prevade along with some honey.

T: Nice sweetness with something that almost tastes like roasted coconut. Very earthy as well. Also some interesting spices in here, maybe corriander, all spice, or ginger. Nothing over powering.

M: Pretty full bodied with nothing harsh or acidic.

D: Pretty easy sipper, and when I had the growler I drank half of it rather quickly.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Waterfront, Brooklyn, NYC.

Poured a murky medium copper hue with a one finger dense white froth. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured some bitter lemon, esters and a light hop.

The taste consisted of a sweet malt, drying hop and earthy honey sweetness.

The mouthfeel starts off with some astingency but quickly mellows as the honey takes hold.

Overall an interesting one off from the folks at Capt Lawrence, Sputhampton and Ithaca.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this courtesy of capra12. Poured into a Brooklyn Brewery Pint Glass.

A: Vigorous pour produced a creamy 1 finger fine white head that had excellent retention. Brew itself was hazy orange and left a nice ample ringed lacing.

S: Malts and Belgian yeast, citrus hops and flowery esthers all combined to produce a come hither sweetness.

T: Opens light, crisp, and citrus. Develops a nice malt profile towards the middle and ends with a slight citrus hop that lingers into the aftertaste.

M: Light, tart, and course. This one is real crisp and goes down incredibly easy.

D: Way to represent New York Craft Beer Week. This is one that I wish I could have again and again.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice deep honey color. A half finger of whitish head. Nice and hazy.

S: Very bready up front. The honey really shines through. A little touch of funk in the back. There was more funk when I had this on tap. The malt smells very crisp.

T: Bready up front. Tons of honey which gives the beer a nice complexity. A little bit of funk with more fruit coming through as it warmed. A touch bitter in the finish.

M:Very dry finish. Bone dry. A little bit thick as well.

D: Super easy drinking. Very different on tap. Wish I had this on cask. Nice to see the NY breweries coming together.

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Photo of drseamus
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy red amber body with a thin, but ample for a growler, head.

S: Super bready, sweet honey, and a touch Brett barnyard.

T: Again, a mix of bread, honey, and Brett but more balanced. Dry bretty finish. Bread seriously dominates in the flavor until the end.

M: Super low carbonation, as expected from a growler, gives a slightly heavier body than would be otherwise but it isn't heavy by any means.

D: At 6% abv, this is a session beer, and a decent one at that. Perhaps a bit too bready but I could drink it.

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Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess this is a variation of their Liquid Gold created for New York Craft Beer week. Had this at George Keeleys and it was not bad but I'm not as big a fan of liquid gold as many are; i much prefer their pale ale. A dark brown appearance, good light flavor, good mouthfeel and drinkabilty.

It's always great to try something new and, as such, this doesn't dissapoint on that level.

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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a mini growler from the brewery this afternoon. Pours cloudy, dull orange tinged medium amber. The head is less then inspiring, light khaki, perhaps 1/8 of an inch thick, then quickly leaving the scene. However some nice, light and well developed lace and a bit of sheeting does remain after each sip. The nose I pick up is sweet, flowery and with a hint of citrus and honey. Delicate and tasty brew. More honey comes through loud and clear. A phenolic band aid note is also picked up. Easy drinking and lovely brew on the tongue and in the mouth. Sweet up front, then nicely balanced by drying hops late. Well worth a try, not sure how long this one will be around.

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Photo of JABBER2142
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

9/12/09 - brought home a growler after seeing this on the menu for the Gotham Cask Festival for beer week (http://nycbeerweek.com/)

A - Cloudy amber with a little lacing, very little head.

S - Predominantly grapefruit with light malts and yeast.

T - Light malts and yeast with some sourness coming through. Slightly sweet but overall not that complex. The finish emphasizes the sourness with the malt tempering it nicely.

M - Moderate to low on carbonation, as one would expect from a cask beer (I believe this was from a keg though). A little thicker feeling than average.

D - Easy to drink and tasty, though I was a bit disappointed by the lack of complexity.

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Photo of capra12
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 9/11/09 @ Jimmy's with speedwayjim.

Appearnce:slightly cloudy amber with litte head

Smell: yeasty sour with alcohol

Taste: opens with tangy sour fruit. Belgian yeast comes in the middle with malty undertones leaving a yeasty sour aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: I would definitely have this again and is definitely worth a try.

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NY3 from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.9% out of 100 with 18 ratings
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