Barrel Select Batch 1 | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a new beer that was produced after waiting for some of our sour brown ale barrels to "ripen" and take of the flavors of the wild yeast and the oak barrels until we thought they were ready to be blended and bottled. This batch is a blend of 6 barrels, 4 of one batch and 2 of another, the mix of which has created a totally new beer. Intensely sour with hints of oak and funk. ABV 7.5-8.0%. The first batch's code FO/BB means French Oak Bret Brown.

This is a different beer than Barrel Select #1 which was a single barrel served at EBF 2009.

Added by aerozeppl on 03-24-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From South Sound tasting notes:

Poured a murky reddish-orange with a finger of dirty white head. Tart cherry aroma with hints of vanilla oak and yeast -- really nice.

Higher carbonation and an airy, dry mouthfeel. Lots of sweet cherry up front followed by some gentle oak and funk. Lingering tartness on the finish.

Nice balance between the oak/yeast/sour characteristics. Not too groundbreaking but well-executed.

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A: Poured a cloudy grapefruit color with good carbonation and a white cap and bubbles

S: Funky and tart, light whiff of vinegar and some light cherries

T: Not as much cherry as I wanted, very subtle and it hid behind the tartness. Some wood and Earthiness, a sharp acidic note with light booze sting

M: Light body, big carbonation and tart

O: Worth a try but not overly exciting or good

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Barrel Select Batch 1 from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 149 ratings
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