Barrel Select Raspberry | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SpeedwayJim on 12-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
15.86%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
26
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 12
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of oline73
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish dark brown to amber color with a layer of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Sweet raspberry jam. Mildly tart with some spice and a malt sweetness undertone.

Taste: Sweet raspberry notes up front with a nice level of tartness. I'm getting mild vinegar sourness that compliments the fruit nicely. The finish is quite good with a pleasant sourness.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed this one a bit more than the cherry version. Very smooth with a nice fruit flavor. I'd have more.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Slight gusher when opened. A somewhat hazy garnet-hued liquid with an off-white head that settled as a thick ringlet, leaving some lacing on the glass. Earthy raspberry aroma, somewhat jammy, with hints of barrel. More of the same in the taste, raspberry puree, earth, oak, light caramel malts; flavor profile was a bit weak honestly, and there wasn't much sourness/tartness to be had. The mouthfeel seemed rather watery to me, more so as it warmed a bit, but it was still easily drinkable, body was light, though a bit sticky in the finish. I wasn't wowed by this one at all.

We did cuvee it with a Bruery Sans Pagaie, with interesting results, and I even threw a bit of Rubaeus into the mix, and I thought that blend really brought out the best in each beer, none of which I really cared for much in and of themselves.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Jason.

Murky amber color with a small white head. Intense raspberry aroma to this beer. A very good sourness to go along with it. A bit of grass and wood, but the raspberries really stand out. Flavor is of fresh, tart berries. Raspberries all the way with a bit of lemon, grass, and wood. Maybe just a touch of red wine vinegar on the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.26/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.21/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thank you Pete.

Dark reddish brown with a thin, white head with poor retention and little lacing, this looks OK. The nose has all the characteristics of raspberry beers that I dislike - plasticy, mildly solventy, intense raspberry seed metallic tannins (that's what it feels like to me). No funk and no complexity here, this is an all-out raspberry assault. The palate has more of the same - intense raspberry seed character with a rather awful metallic, plastic and tannic character. The base sour is very thin, making this feel incredibly watery, and the absence of a real funk makes this all the more disappointing. Carbonation is present, but with a mouthfeel like this beer has, no amount can be described as appropriate. I'm in the minority here, but at least the Cherry was pleasant to drink.

We followed this with the RR FFaC, and that only emphasized this beer's flaws.

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3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

enjoyed alongside the cherry. pours a muddy.briwn nose is nice preswnt ripe raspberry. drinks like a raspberry sour but.nothing fancy. drinks the same, meh raspberry. ok. nothing great.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.44/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle starts to overflow upon opening. Pours a muddy dark pink color with a massive, fluffy light pink colored head with a lot of retention.

Aromas are dominated by raspberry puree. Moderately tartness that is mostly covered by and incorporated into the fruit flavors.

The tastes begin with raspberry fruitiness. Oak flavors peak through a touch in the middle with some yeast tones coming out as it warms. It tastes quite watered down to be honest; a lot like a raspberry seltzer drink. The finish is slightly tart with more raspberry. Tartness is very low, sweet fruits dominate now.

The mouthfeel is bodied with ample carbonation. Finish is watery and messy with a lingering aftertaste.

Overall this was a major dissapointment, the carbonation ismtoo high,the flavor tastes watered down and I really can't see this improving, except in the sour department. The carbonation will eventually become too dominant as it is bottle conditioned so I cannot recommend this beer at all to trade for or seek out. Glad I missed this release and was able to sample at a bottle share.

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Barrel Select Raspberry from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.72 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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