Barrel Select Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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4.63/5 rDev +3.8%
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
4.28/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to the person who brought and popped this open at our tasting! Pours a musky white, cloudy straw color with a light-white head that fades very fast, leaving nothing behind. The aroma is immediately sour - a nice combo of pears, peaches, and apricots. This one almost smells like a Sweetart, and ironically enough, shows signs of being mildly sweet and tart. Whouda thunk? Some light carbonation bubbles pop and explode into my nose as I'm taking a whiff, this one is pretty volatile. I wasn't picking up as much brett or funk as others have mentioned, kind of surprising. It's there, in a sort-of "wet wood" manner, but it's still more buried than I would have imagined.
The first thing my palate picks up on is the tartness, there's no holding back here. Sour, juicy green apple skins, pears, peaches, and even a touch of cherries make there way into the flavor profile. The tartness works quickly, exercising the cheek muscles nicely before settling into a drying sweetness. As the sour notes are fading away, out comes a nice, refreshing lemon zest flavor to wrap things up. The finish is pretty dry on this one with a mild oaky presence, probably due to the abundance of carbonation. Thin-ish body, crisp and slick.
Damn good wild ale/sour/whatever you wanna call it. Very drinkable and nearly puckering, this will give the sour freaks something to look forward to. The dry finish caught me off guard for being such a "juicy" beer in terms of flavor. Glad to have tried this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 17:50:31 | More by tectactoe
4.23/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bottle shared by cosmicevan, served in a Half Acre tulip. Bottled 6/12.
A: Pours a hazy golden straw color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin white ring that leaves some splotches down the glass. Seems a tad undercarbed.
S: Tons of stone fruit and berry notes with a under ripe green apple tartness. Light lemon grass with some sweet white wine grapes.
T: Same green apple from the nose with very mild sourness in the mid-palate. Tropical fruits with a mild pucker to them. Sweet vanilla notes with a touch of oak as well.
M: Light bodied with a low carbonation. Not prickly and effervescent like I would have liked, but still a tasty treat.
O: I enjoyed the mild sourness that this had in addition to a light acidity. The fruity flavors were great and I really enjoyed drinking this.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2013 12:28:34 | More by Treebs
Barrel Select Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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