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Barrel Select Cherry - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

51 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 41
Gots: 28 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SpeedwayJim on 12-07-2011)
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funkyaudio

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.3%

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stevefinny

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +32.3%

12-09-2011 12:21:09 | More by stevefinny
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +32.3%

12-17-2011 15:36:50 | More by SMason
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Mag00n

New York

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

04-15-2012 21:23:07 | More by Mag00n
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

10-28-2012 01:20:55 | More by zeledonia
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ixodus

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19%

12-09-2011 22:34:08 | More by ixodus
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Scottz5

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19%

03-07-2012 16:25:41 | More by Scottz5
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Billolick

New York

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%

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
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Ilovebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-09-2013 03:40:42 | More by Ilovebrew
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-15-2014 02:26:15 | More by mltobin
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funkel81

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-22-2014 03:19:48 | More by funkel81
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-07-2011 04:01:02 | More by HopStoopid120
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-12-2011 00:33:10 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-23-2014 04:55:31 | More by zestar
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afksports

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-07-2011 17:51:49 | More by afksports
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matthewb9

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-07-2011 20:35:23 | More by matthewb9
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-13-2011 22:00:55 | More by djrn2
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-09-2012 22:50:35 | More by t0rin0
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-01-2013 21:10:43 | More by GrindFatherBob
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-05-2012 23:38:02 | More by imperialking
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +4%

A- pours a murky brown color with a finger of light tan head that quickly recedes into nothing.

S- smells like a cherry sweet tart. Slight caramel notes blend with tart and sweet cherries with a hint of cherry pit. Soft oak in the middle with an earthy Brett character. Some cranberry and leather on the finish.

T- starts of with a sweet cherry and cherry pit flavor that transitions into a touch of tartness and mild acidity. Soft oak flavors in the middle with a earthy Brett flavor. Finishes with some leather and cranberry.

MF- slick mouthfeel with a medium body. Soft fizzy carbonation.

D- very drinkable

overall a pretty good sour. Soft tartness and earth/oak play off each other well. Very soft flavor however. A touch more intensity would make this a killer brew.

12-15-2011 20:19:47 | More by Viciousknishs
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mikeyv35

New York

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

Date: 02/16/12
Type: 750ml. Bottle
Vintage: 2011
Glass: SH Large Snifter

Thanks to SpeedwayJim and Capra12 "Suitcase Jon" for providing me w/ this brew! These 2 gentleman have become good friends of mine, they are extremely generous, and are a great asset to the beer community.

Pours a medium brown mahoghany in color w/ red hues, w/ a 1/2 finger white head that leaves nice sticky lacing. Aromas of cherry skins, oak, and funk. The taste started off w/ mild cherry sweetness and slight acidity, which lead into oak and a touch of vinegar, and finished w/ wet socks/wet dog. Thin bodied, but lush. Pretty easy to drink.

Overall, solid, but kinda lackluster and not memorable. The major lack of sourness and being classified as an American Wild Ale really hurts this beer and it's scores. However, I happen to really enjoy Flanders Reds, and this brew felt to me as if it fits more into that category. Viewing this as a Flanders Red, not anywhere near the best I have had, but it's solid and I would gladly drink it again.

02-17-2012 05:18:44 | More by mikeyv35
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-21-2011 00:23:52 | More by acurtis
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jsilva

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-16-2012 03:19:02 | More by jsilva
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-29-2013 20:55:49 | More by sideshowe
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Barrel Select Cherry from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.