Barrel Select Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SpeedwayJim:
4.1/5 rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Waited too long to add this one. 375ml waxed and capped bottle into a Hill Farmstead flute. Shared with schen9303.
Beautiful beer. Pours a .5 finger foamy white head with moderate to poor retention. Beer is aptly named. Clear and golden. Spotty, sparse, and sticky lace with thin legs. Very Solid.
This one's as aromatic as I've come across in a while. Notes of cane sugar, lemon, pineapple, Brett funk, and a slight plastic-y, band-aid quality hit hard and big but fade quickly. Real tropical.
Opens pineapple, lemon, citrus and Brett. A small cane sugar presence adds a bit of sweetness that's balanced out by a mellow sour note. Plastic and some cobweb with a touch of woodiness round this one out. Finishes slightly tart with a filmy, lemon-tart aftertaste. A nicely complex beer that's very balanced in all aspects.
Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down smooth and slick. Finish is subtle and soft with a light barely-there aftertaste. This is really spot on for the style.
I'm excited to see where this one is headed but as is, this is very balanced in its flavor profile and just right in terms of feel. Color is also beautiful. Just hoping Golden Sour lives up to its name and gets a bit more tart with time.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2012 20:02:20 | More by SpeedwayJim
More User Reviews:
4.63/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Thanks BA Dslim for hooking me up with a bottle of this in our most recent exchange, it is greatly appreciated. Prying the cap off reveals a bit of a gusher. Poured into a matching CL cervoise, the brew appears a hazed yellow to cloudy with a fizzy white finger of head. Stringy patches of lace stick to the glass.
This brew smells pretty fantastic. Lemony hints of yogurt with an overall tropical fruit feel. Mild raw oak and earth with a slight tingle of alcohol. It gets progressively more wild and funky as it swirls and warms up.
The flavor is tangy with citrus, oak and funk mildly like yogurt. A bit of rindy bitterness that finishes very clean. There is an overal tropical feel to this that blends well into the other components.
This is a light bodied brew with a lively amount of efforvescent carbonation. Overall this is a solid brew that is super easy drinking with a crazy amount of complexity to nerd out over. I would love to have more of this. It is unfortunate it is/was so limited. Thank you again Dan for the trade.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2013 19:26:12 | More by stakem
Barrel Select Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.