Barrel Select Cherry - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.93/5 rDev +4.8%
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
3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
Type: 750ml. Bottle
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
Barrel Select Cherry from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.