Barrel Select Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by woosterbill:
4.59/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Waxed 375ml bottle into a Drie Fonteinen wine-style glass. Thanks Dan!
A: Cloudy pale gold body under a half inch of fine ecru head that leaves a good amount of delicate lace. Nice.
S: Fruity sourness, and lots of it. Peach, white grape, orange, lemon, and sugar-frosted grapefruit. A touch of acetic character in the background. Soft and intense at the same time. Excellent.
T: Follows the nose for the most part, with lots of citrus and some tropical notes up front. Raw lactic sourness midway through, with some cherry-tinged acetic notes on the clean finish. Delicious.
M: Soft, creamy, and well-carbonated at first, with the sourness ripping through with some tongue-numbing qualities. Perfect for the style.
O: Wonderful beer. We shared this right after enjoying a 3F Oude Geuze Vintage '08, and it was a real treat to compare a top-notch Geuze with a top-notch American Wild Ale. They could hardly have been more different, but each was amazing in its own way. Really, really glad I got to try it.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2013 01:27:27 | More by woosterbill
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.