lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
grownfool’s Impromptu Tasting. Sample from a grolwer thanks to grownfool. Clear yellow, golden, white cover. Aroma is grainy, corn. Taste is more husky grain, light fruity, pear.
joebudzjoe (663) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 Draft @ Ginger Man in Greenwich, CT. Another solid beer from Captain Lawrence. Citrus notes in a clean, golden brew. Fluffy white head.
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold, not much head. Nicely fruity, grainy, winey aroma. Flavor is sweet and a little bit fruity, maybe a few stale flavors, too. Crisp finish. Some apple and pear as it warms.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better beer from Capt lawrence then the pale ale. more complex flavor with a bit of a kick at the end poured a golden yellow color and was not to bitter. a very nice beer
BiddleBrau (865) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw yellow color, quite hazy with nice egg-white head. Aroma is minimal. Flavor is musty, dry, quite grainy, a hint of malt/bready. Doesn’t remind me of the style, looks like a wit without the spiciness. Just not as crisp as I expected.
crazyvin (1839) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A slightly cloudy yellow color with a thin white head that had no retention. Aroma was of grassy hop notes and some biscuit notes. Flavor had a good hop note to it, more floral than anything else. Biscuit flavors were mild. A nice crisp refreshing beer.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap at Mission Dolores. Deep golden pour. Nose of creamed corn and diacetyl. Sticky sweet and a bit yeasty. Shit – this is really terrible. Solventy, dirty and not at all the clean subtle beer a kolsch should be.
beerfest5 (1026) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
a nice summer beer, but after having a few from this brewer i suppose i expected more than this. nice clear and crisp color and flavor but nothing that really stands out. not hoppy, not malty, not yeasty, just a very bland kolsch. ummm, not much more to say than that, could have been a macro and i wouldnt have known the difference.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft straight from the brewery during the 4th CdC release. Poured a clear golden body with an average to slightly large fluffy bright white head. Aroma was similar to a freshly opened tube of Pilsbury biscuits. There was just this little something extra towards the end of fresh dough that seemed plasticy and artificial, just like Pilsbury dough. The same aroma translated right into the flavors with lots of fresh dough and grain with that little something "extra". The palate was nice, crisp and clean with a medium body and average carbonation and a slight hop bite on the finish. Solid but there was just that little oddity in the aroma and flavor that I can’t quite place my finger on but it was definitely a distraction from an otherwise solid beer.
jkwood04 (3259) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at Willimantic Brewing Company. Pours clear amber with a light head. Aroma of citrus and bread. Light on palate. Light fruit flavors on the finish. A decent beer, but I would rather have the Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA any day.