Barrel Select Raspberry | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Barrel Select RaspberryBarrel Select Raspberry
64 Ratings
Barrel Select RaspberryBarrel Select Raspberry

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SpeedwayJim on 12-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of CooperEllis
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml into champagne flute, split 5 ways.

General consensus from the group was:
"(smacking noise) (smacking noise) this is good." -genovm
with a smell like "antiques in a barn".

The pour is very dark, muddied amber into reddish-brown. The nose is the highlight of the beer, which I did not find to be the case when tasting it in line at the Captain Lawrence release. The head dissipates quickly.

It's soured raspberries, a lot of muddled spices and a bit, very faint, of funk. The funk is limited to sour fruit, lemon juice and a spot of molted hay/blanket.

Distinct raspberry flavor with a strong 'puree' flavor that incorporates the seeds of the raspberries into the whole.

A good bit of carbonation, with the sour notes it really dances across the tongue. A bit too much sour at the end - likely not a complaint from many folks but I do like all of my beers to finish crisp even when it's not fitting the style...

Didn't have any 'gushing' issues and found this very good across the board if a little more fruit leaning than funky. However, we also didn't find much sweetness in this and certainly had no complaints. This was my only bottle and I'm happy I/we had it fresh.


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

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is ruby to orange in color with a prominent raspberry aroma. The flavor does indeed bring a healthy dose of raspberries with some oak, funk, malt, yeast. Light in body with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink and quite tasty.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first review! Capped 750ml bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. A huge gusher. Lost about 1/4 of the bottle all over the walls. Be careful with this one. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a massive, 4 finger fluffy, coarse, and dirty light pink peach head with great retention. Beer is a very cloudy clay reddish brown. Lacing is stringy and thick with great stick. All aspects are good except the color which is pretty dreadful.

Nose is outstanding. Robust raspberry puree with some sweet spices. Moderately tartness that is mostly covered by and incorporated into the fruit flavors. Very simple but aromatic and deep. Really nice.

Opens raspberry fruitiness with a tart spice in the back. Oak flavors peak through a touch in the middle with wood and yeast tones coming out. More raspberry puree at the end. Sweet and dominated by fruit. Finish is slightly tart with more raspberry. Sweet juicy aftertaste. Tartness is very low with lots and lots of fruit. Not typical but very nice.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and spicy and coarse going down. Finish is watery and messy with a lingering aftertaste. More full bodied than most in the style but solid and really brings out the fruit components.

Not really too sour at the moment, Barrel Select Raspberry has a lot of potential to develop. Really fruit forward and quite sweet at the moment but I can see this one getting more sour with age. Can't wait to see how it develops!

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Barrel Select Raspberry from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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