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Mother Barrel Select - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Mother Barrel Select
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90
outstanding

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
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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Reviews by cavedave:
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cavedave

New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Merc for picking this up for me. Live review.

Pours darkest brown, red highlights, a finger of light brown head that recedes to a lasting cap.

Tart and citrus with hints of funk carry into the nose on sharp alcohol. Not altogether a pleasant aroma, even for a wild.

Sharply vinous tart to start things, some brown sugar sweet adds to it, unripe cherry, hints of hormonal funk, and the sip ends with lactic tart lingering. Tasty, but I expect more.

Low carb. but lively enough, thick, could be a bit cleaner finish.

Compared to other wilds from this brewer this is less tasty and less complex. Glad I got to try it, but I won't be seeking it out again. Not recommended at this price for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 23:07:01 | More by cavedave
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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.

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Mother Barrel Select from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.