Captain Lawrence recently relocated to a new space in Elmsford, New York, that is about five times the size of its old brewery. This Cuvée, now in batch #5, is something special: a Belgian-style golden ale refermented with Muscat grapes and aged in oak wine barrels with Brettanomyces. The bouquet is vinous and complex, with bright aromas of green apple, lemon and melon rind framed by barnyard and toasty oak accents. The palate is bright and effervescent, with more of that Bretty tartness coming forward alongside fine wood tannins that linger well into the long finish. Only 1,000 bottles were produced.
Tasting Director/Senior Editor Lauren Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast in 2006. Thanks to her father, she developed a strong love for wine at an early age, with an enduring passion and respect for all things vinous. Today, Lauren is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program, and reviews wines from Languedoc-Roussillon and South Africa, as well as beer.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.