joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Captain Lawrence. Cracking up the growler, there wasn’t 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.
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Looks just like the kolsch which is the base beer. Didn’t getbthe spicing on the nose but when u taste it u swear your drinking a pumpkin ale just without the pumpkin. it’s odd having these spices with such a light bright beer but it’s interesting and refreshing
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Captain Lawrence... Poured golden with a white head. This was awesome. Lots of spiciness and complexity. This would pair well with Mole’ 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.
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dmac (4958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 it’s okay.
jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by Dmac at John’s house. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose/taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon, clove, ginger and sweet malt. Medium to light body.
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 don’t see how the spices improve anything. They aren’t over the top and the beer is decently balanced but i’d rather just drink the regular kolsch.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L growler from DeCicco’s 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. Didn’t 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.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.