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Barrel Select Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.07%


Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: acurtis on 10-22-2012)
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cpetrone84

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4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pour is hazed yellow with tight white head and small bubbles. Nose is brett forward, leathery and dusty up front with assertive tropical fruits, pineapple is nice with a touch of cheese. Taste is also very nice, very Brett forward but depth within it. Dry finish and leathery taste as tropical fruits and citrus take hold, heavy carbonation in a good way with a touch of cheese in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 19:55:47 | More by cpetrone84
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Barrel Select Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.