Clearwater Kölsch | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Clearwater KölschClearwater Kölsch

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Captain's Kölsch

This is the first beer that we have brewed that is not considered an ale. Brewed with imported German yeast, Kolsch is a style of beer that is stuck in between the two main styles of ale and lager… not as fruity as an Ale, and yet not quite as subtle as a Lager; our Kolsch blurs the lines between the two.

Added by jeffthecheff on 03-14-2010

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Crystal clear, pale yellow with great lacing

Smell: Very interesting. Can't put my finger on whether it is a spicy, citrusy, or hoppy aroma, but I like it

Taste: Nice. Not as good as the Oberon I just reviewed, but another good summer beer (that I wouldn't want come November)

Mouthfeel: Great. After swallowing, my tongue feels happy. No lingering aftertaste

Overall: Good summer beer. No need to rush out and buy more right away, nor does it being me back to several fun nights I spent in Cologne Germany drinking kolsch, but a nice beer

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Clearwater Kölsch from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 434 ratings.
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