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Mother Barrel Select - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Mother Barrel Select
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 35
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the last beer to be aged in Scott’s 800 gallon oak barrel before emptying it so he could get it out of the old brewery in Pleasantville. The beer is a black ale, aged in the wood for over a year. It has some bright sour notes, a touch of musty wood, and fruity undertones.

(Beer added by: brystmar on 06-17-2012)
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-14-2013 02:13:25 | More by weonfire
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Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-31-2013 00:14:10 | More by ncaudle
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one was bottled April, 2012. Poured into a snifter glass. Thanks to sidebordz for the hook up.

The beer pours a nice dark color, almost black - very stout-like in appearance. I was surprised to see a little bit of head on this one! Smells funky as hell and has a nice sour cherry kind of scent. Also, right up front you can smell that big oak barrel. The mouth feel is pretty thin and lightly carbonated. The flavors are very nice. I get some dark cherries and quite a bit of the oak barrel; as other reviewers have mentioned, this is a very "musty" wood flavor. It tastes old. Beyond this, there is plenty of lactic acidity and if it is this sour now, I can't imagine how it tasted last year.

Overall, a very well made, complex wild ale. My first from Capt. Lawrence and I assure you, I will be back.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 00:37:24 | More by brother_kenneth
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-27-2013 15:08:46 | More by Googs
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-26-2013 00:14:52 | More by nrs207
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Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Connecticut

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-19-2013 02:54:35 | More by Gonzoillini
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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jbuddle

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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DanH83

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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DovaliHops

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a large, tan head that goes down quickly. Scent is very acidic, with a ton of lactic tartness. Definite cherry aromas, since this beer is so dark, I'm tempted to call them black cherries, but who knows. Some nice fruitiness with a nice amount of oak and wood. Very funky, with definite sour notes. Small amount of chocolate as well. Taste is basically just as it smells. Tons of wood and a good amount of musty oak flavors. There is a slight anise flavor, but VERY LITTLE. Lovely cherry and lactic sour flavors. Hints of red wine and vinegar. Hints of vanilla and chocolate with more sour cherry. Slight raspberry flavor. Alcohol is well-hidden. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, puckering, and slightly warming. Drinkability is high. Overall, this beer is very interesting, and somewhat complex. I'm very glad I got to try this, and I'm glad I have another to age. Not the best CL beer I've had, but very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 11:23:28 | More by DovaliHops
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Huhzubendah for sharing this one. Served in a Captain Lawrence cervoise. Black. Nose has a bit of fruit and fairly-heavy acid. Flavor has a touch of roast and dark fruit. Mild acetic. Dry. A bit harsh. I generally haven't been a huge fan of Captain Lawrence sours, so it's not too surprising that I wasn't a big fan of this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 19:34:54 | More by Thorpe429
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer shared at a recent tasting, thanks. Served in a snifter. Beer is dark with a tan head, low retention, no lacing, looks fine.

ARoma is interesting, lactic, dark, nice.

Beer is medium in body and mildly sweet up front with a thin body on the finish and some lactic acid in there with a mild tartness. A decent sour but Captain Lawrence makes better beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 19:35:30 | More by drabmuh
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Mother Barrel Select from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.