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Clearwater Kölsch | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
434 Ratings
Clearwater KölschClearwater Kölsch
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,891
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
434
pDev:
10.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
77
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 434 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of MacMalt
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught in a bar. It was served in a pint glass. It poured a hazy, light yellow color with a thin, milk-white head and minimal lacing. It smells of bready malt, grass, lemon peel, and some sweet fruit. Its taste includes malt, cracker, lemon, apple, and caramel, and it finishes with a slight hop bitterness. It is light, crisp, and easy to drink with an ABV of only 5.5% Overall, this is a pleasant Kolsch; perfect for a hot summer day. There are better ones out there but this one hit the spot for me.

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Photo of Kirbyrm
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 6/25/2016 at Pizza J’s in Providence, RI, served in a stange glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a medium white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains light caramelized malts, grain and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some malt sweetness comes in. The hops presence is good for the style and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a cylinder glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a massive, creamy, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, some malt, and citrus elements.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of hops, light malt notes, some citrusy overtones (lemon, in particular), and a lightly spiced quality as well. A solid flavor that's very light and somewhat sweet. Very light and enjoyable.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: For the most part this is a drinkable beer. Extremely easy to drink (as most kolschs are) and quite likable.

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Photo of Ed2
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Leiermann
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of THSmusicman
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkmiller76
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpd026
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw color with an ultra thin ring like lace that mostly retains until the very end. Initially there is a grassy aroma, followed by a malt sweetness and toasted bread. I also detect floral hops. In the flavor, there is a solid toasted malt base. Although there is some sweetness, I feel like the taste is soon predominated by a peppery hop presence that provides a medium bitterness. The feel is crisp and light to medium bodied. The spiciness of the hops provides a prickly feel that makes it fuller and more chewy than other kolsch styles that I've had. Overall, this is a solid take on the style, it is easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a crystal clear light straw color with a small, fizzy bright white head. Retention is pretty minimal and there are a few spots of lacing. Smell is subtle. Lemon zest, floral grassy hops, and light crackery malt. Taste is similar with some spiciness too. Feel is light and refreshing with moderate carbonation. Overall a solid beer. Not my favorite, but definitely a decent kolsch.

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Photo of Nuggetz
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow in color with just slight haze. Poured with a thick, soapy, bright white foam with excellent retention. Medium light, clean, soft pilsner malt aroma. No hop aromas or fruity aromas. On the lighter side of medium bodied with medium, soft carbonation. Clean and very refreshing. Medium light pilsner malt flavors up front followed by medium light, lightly tangy, biting hop bitterness through the middle. No hop flavors. Finished cleanly and semi-dryly with a light crackery aftertaste. Great balance between subtle malt and hop bitterness. Light, refreshing, clean feel. Incredibly drinkable.

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Photo of brutalist
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogeyman
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generallee
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tall German style glass.

Appearance: The body has a Pale yellow color with a slight haze. There is a lot of lively carbonation flowing up though the beer. This is topped off the a nice tall head of bright white foam. It’s head holds on well but has minimal lacing.

Smell: It’s aroma is extremely light and clean. I only get a very slight cereal maltiness with some straw like hops.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is light overall but brings some light cracker like maltiness with light fruity notes of apple, white grapes and pear. The finish has a snappy dry hay like hop character. The palate feels light and fairly crisp.

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Photo of twillingthenoz
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Odysseyalien
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of That_Turtle
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clearwater Kölsch from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 434 ratings
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