Barrel Select Cherry - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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3.65/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.
Appearance: Pours a murky red amber color. The beer looks almost flat.
Smell: Dark sour funk with tart cherries up front. There is a sweet undertone throughout.
Taste: The flavor is quite tart with lots of cherrie tartness. I'm also getting a lot of oak. The sour notes fade a bit towards the finish which is fruity.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: The funky notes overpowered the fruit a bit much, but I enjoyed it enough.
01-10-2013 02:33:02 | More by oline73
District of Columbia
3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.
The beer is hazy and ruby orange colored with a small off white head. The aroma offers funk and cherries, though not as vibrant as the raspberry version. Decent flavor. Nice cherry taste but not as popping as I would prefer. Pretty good.
01-07-2013 02:49:48 | More by Huhzubendah
4.33/5 rDev +15.5%
Large bottle, caped and waxed, Bottled 9/12, purchased for $20 at the source.
The pour is murky brown almond butter darker amber. Darker tan head, on the loose side, stays a bit, then goes to minimal film and light fine spots and thicker strands of lacing on the glass.
Slightly over ripe cherry on the nose, along with some musty earth.
Notes of more cherries, light wood, moderate acidity, more musty/earthy character. Complex, super smooth and easy drinking for the style. I imagine a year or two in the bottle might smooth things out and I'm sure other changes might kick in, but this is drinking mighty fine right now.
Moderatly sour, quite flavorful and highly enjoyable.
(from looking at the reviews of last years version, I'd say this years is a major improvement)
11-28-2012 20:05:17 | More by Billolick
3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
Acquired via trade
(Aged for 1 year)
A dark, cloudy, almost chunky dark cherry in color (sort of a dark brown crimson and burgundy). There's floating bits of wood and/or cherry. Thick and full of sediment. Not a pretty beer, by any degree of measurement.
The aroma is quite strong and powerful: big notes of sour cherry lead the way, along with oaken barrel, some acidic character, and earth.
The flavor is moderately sour and full of cherry flavor, along with mild barrel, mild earthy funk. Complete and flavorful, though a sour cherry beer as opposed to a kriek.
Full in body, almost chewy, with low carbonation.
A distinctly American sour cherry ale.
09-10-2012 16:50:45 | More by ehammond1
2.98/5 rDev -20.5%
Bottled 7/2011. Thanks for sharing, Jeff!
A: Pours a murky diarrhea color, but I did get a bottom pour. Other glasses were clearer and redder. Bubbly film for a head, no lace.
S: Funk, sour notes, and little bit of fruit. Pretty muted all around though.
T: More muted fruit but some sour cherry pits are noticeable. Funk, yeast, sourness and acid dominate. Aftertaste is a bit fruity but kinda dirty tasting.
M: Greasy, slick, smooth, low bubbles, not bad. Light tartness.
O: Not my favorite, but still a decent drinking sour. Fruit was too muted though.
05-19-2012 01:33:51 | More by scottfrie
Barrel Select Cherry from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.