Friday, January 6, 2012

Captain Lawrence Cuvee de Castleton

I received a bottle of Captain Lawrence Cuvee de Castleton from my buddy Tim in a beer trade. The beer pours a faintly orange-tinted amber color with a thin bubbly clear head that does not last very long. The aroma consists of vinegar, lemon, barnyard funk, horse blanket, grass, and hay. The taste is puckering and sour with plenty on vinegar on the front end accompanied with lots of bitter lemon flavors. As with the aroma, there is horse blanket, hay, and grass in there as well. The finish has an oak dryness with a grape flavor. The alcohol content is 8.0% ABV. This beer is the epitome of sour beers and is perfect for the cuvee style. I loved the wild taste and flavors, reminding me of a stroll through the Amish farmlands of Central Pennsylvania.

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