CAPTAIN LAWRENCE XTRA GOLD AMERICAN STYLE TRIPPEL ALE

Dank mildewed yeast reminiscent of cave-aged Belgian ale styling soaks through mandarin orange, Peach Melba, candied pineapple, and melon illusions of hazy golden liquid, settling to floral-hopped pink grapefruit finish. Needs fizzier carbonation. On second passage one year forward, bottle aging provided better floral bouquet, sourer lemon seed tartness, and sweeter grapefruit tang.

CAPTAIN LAWRENCE SUNBLOCK WITTE

Summery pale straw witbier combines lean Belgian-like white peppered coriander-clove spicing with robust German-styled graining. A bit of a chameleon, its initial overripe banana sweetness recedes as lemon-soured orange peel bittering increases above carbolic soda-like fizz. When metallic alcohol burn subsides, plentiful floral accents affect wood-chipped sawdust respite; finishing sturdily with yellow-fruited abundance.

CAPTAIN LAWRENCE SAINT VINCENT’S DUBBEL BELGIAN ABBEY ALE

Profound hazy auburn dubbel perfectly replicates funky fungi-like yeast dankness of finest Abbey ales, retaining chewy brown-sugared honey-dipped caramel malting, boozy burgundy-sherry incisiveness, and vinous white grape acidity. Bruised orange-cherry-banana angularity, pureed plum-raisin souring, and tingly cinnamon-clove-ginger spicing strengthen imminent chocolate-vanilla influence, battling back astringent 8% alcohol-soaked metallic pungency to rounded floral-spiced Muscat grape finish. Definitely a worthy nightcap.

CAPTAIN LAWRENCE NOR’EASTER WINTER WARMER

Bold bourbon-barreled mahogany-hued seasonal may lack advertised elderberry influence, but smoked molasses malting,  Belgian-styled candied yeast, and restrained medicinal warmth pick up slack alongside compelling chocolate liqueur creaminess. Beneath, earthen peat saturates dry fig-date surge, black licorice splurge, and purple grape-wined swerve to resonant burgundy finish. Burnt toast murk coarsens latent fruitcake whim.