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Barrel Select Raspberry - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 59
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SpeedwayJim on 12-05-2011)
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3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Slight gusher when opened. A somewhat hazy garnet-hued liquid with an off-white head that settled as a thick ringlet, leaving some lacing on the glass. Earthy raspberry aroma, somewhat jammy, with hints of barrel. More of the same in the taste, raspberry puree, earth, oak, light caramel malts; flavor profile was a bit weak honestly, and there wasn't much sourness/tartness to be had. The mouthfeel seemed rather watery to me, more so as it warmed a bit, but it was still easily drinkable, body was light, though a bit sticky in the finish. I wasn't wowed by this one at all.

We did cuvee it with a Bruery Sans Pagaie, with interesting results, and I even threw a bit of Rubaeus into the mix, and I thought that blend really brought out the best in each beer, none of which I really cared for much in and of themselves.

Rifugium, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish dark brown to amber color with a layer of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Sweet raspberry jam. Mildly tart with some spice and a malt sweetness undertone.

Taste: Sweet raspberry notes up front with a nice level of tartness. I'm getting mild vinegar sourness that compliments the fruit nicely. The finish is quite good with a pleasant sourness.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this one a bit more than the cherry version. Very smooth with a nice fruit flavor. I'd have more.

oline73, Jan 10, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is ruby to orange in color with a prominent raspberry aroma. The flavor does indeed bring a healthy dose of raspberries with some oak, funk, malt, yeast. Light in body with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink and quite tasty.

Huhzubendah, Jan 07, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a light brownish red with a light layer of white head, minimal retention. Nose is heavy with fruity raspberry character, complete with some earthy funk and a bit of yeasty character. Taste is acidic with some raspberry and sweet malt character, sweet on the finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy with a bit of syrupy character and light carbonation. Overall, a tasty sour beer with a little bit of funk.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, chilled most of the way down to fridge temperature from my cellar before being poured into my NEBCO 668 tulip.

Barrel Select Raspberry pours a hazy, burnt cherry red, with plenty of lighter red highlights. Roughly three fingers of cream colored foam rise up atop the beer. There's a little bit of head retention, but no real lacing is left behind. Some noticeable pieces of sediment are observed floating in suspension as well. The nose is pleasant, if not straightforward. The aroma is acetic acid and a surprising amount of raspberry, given that the beer's coming up on a year old. The flavor profile leads off with a very earthy brett funk, which adds new layers to the beer. A vinegar-like sourness flows through next. A still potent raspberry acidity provides an attention grabbing finish. The body is just a little bit too full and sturdy for my taste. The carbonation though is fantastic. Lots of active bubbles, but the CO2 never distracts from the beer. Barrel Select Raspberry is a middle of the road sour from Captain Lawrence. It's definitely better than BS Cherry, but doesn't quite reach the heights of Cuvee de Castleton or some of the other Barrel Select beers.

axeman9182, Oct 24, 2012
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Barrel Select Raspberry from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.