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Captain Lawrence Family Meal #1

Captain Lawrence Family Meal #1
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The beginning of a new series that we will expand upon in the new brewery with our experimental brew house. Batch #1 is a spiced ale perfect for the winter season. Around 6.5% abv, golden in color and spiced with Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves and Ginger. Mild in spice character, smooth and malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Growler from Captain Lawrence. Cracking up the growler, there wasnít much of a aroma, however there were some sweet notes of brown sugar and a bread smell. Pours a light brown with a white head that has moderate lacing. This is one of the more watery beers from Captain Lawrence and it has a mostly malty flavor with big notes of nutmeg, cinnamon. This is an easy to drink brew with a lot of spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3456) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Looks just like the kolsch which is the base beer. Didnít getbthe spicing on the nose but when u taste it u swear your drinking a pumpkin ale just without the pumpkin. itís odd having these spices with such a light bright beer but itís interesting and refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Tap @ Captain Lawrence... Poured golden with a white head. This was awesome. Lots of spiciness and complexity. This would pair well with Moleí for sure. Hints of cinnamon and ginger were dominant. Earthy hops, yeast characters, and cloves crept in the a curry cardamom character. Some nice hoppiness and a mild sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2012
growler poured a golden color with a covering of white head. aroma has honey suckle, clove, ginger, and bread yeast. mouth feel is thicker than expected. flavor brings the spices to the front, flowery sweetness, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, bread yeast, and pale malt. the strength of the beer is just right to be drinkable and the spicing is done to a level where for me it is enjoyable and not overdone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
growler-shared by dmac-pours yellow with a tight white head. Aroma is light fruit, bready-light malt. Taste is Bready-light malt, light fruit, ginger/clove, spice hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Growler purchased at the CDC/Barrel Select release shared at jcwattsruggers. Poured a thinner body with a super clear light yellow body, small super fizzy quick fading white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, tarragon and tall grass. Body is fuller then the appearance would lead one to believe, full, stronger carbonation. Flavor reminds me of Christmas, cinnamon, nutmeg, bread crusts and grains. Meh itís okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14963) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Growler shared by Dmac at Johnís house. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose/taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon, clove, ginger and sweet malt. Medium to light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a one finger white foam head that settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks and spots of lacing left behind. The aroma is very spice forward with lots of ginger, pepper, clove and corriander followed by a slight grassy hop presence and some light fruit notes. Medium bodied with a prominent zesty spice character up cent that lingers over the earthy and sweeter notes into a dry finish. Lots of pepper and ginger that slightly overpower the beer but kolsch characteristics are still evident. Subtle earthy hop, grass, straw and light fruit notes, notably apple and pear. Overall this is an ok beer but unjust donít see how the spices improve anything. They arenít over the top and the beer is decently balanced but iíd rather just drink the regular kolsch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
1L growler from DeCiccoís sent by my Secret Santa- thanks, Santa! Pours a mostly clear, pale straw gold color with a small white head. Aroma of cardamom, pale malts, grassy hops, bready yeast, cinnamon, and ginger. Didnít get any clove in the nose, but I did in the flavor, along with ginger, nutmeg, grass, herbs, straw, pale malts, and bread. Light-medium bodied, with a balanced sweet, bready, and spicy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Easy sipper. The debate among the tasting group was what kind of beer this was- there was no consensus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
On tap at the brewery for samples and growler fills. Pours a clear gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Light spices on the nose, cinnamon, toast, and candied malt. Nice spice and toast. Spicy, but not overbearing. Crisp bitterness on the finish, spices, nice enough and easy drinking.

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