Barrel Select Gold | 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): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer you're holding in your hand is the result of a lot of time, patience and experimentation. It took us years to build up enough of a reserve of this Barrel Select ages beer to release it to you. The result ... an award winning, tart, oaky, and uniquely drinkable beer. Enjoy today, or let it age some more.

Added by acurtis on 10-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,937
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
167
pDev:
8.63%
 
 
Wants:
171
Gots:
27
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Photo of VoxRationis
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a ?12.6 oz (375 ml) corked bottle into a custom Sam Adams glass; no production information.
A: Pours clear initially, becoming cloudy, light golden color with quarter inch, white head, but little retention and only soapy lacing.
S: Aromas of green apples and unripened pear, with tartness and lactic acid both very much in evidence.
T: Tart. Palate basically follows the nose with apple cider vinegar tartness and vanilla. Very clean and refreshing.
M: Light bodied and robust carbonation initially.
O: This was a very drinkable, light bodied sour. Perfect for summer and practical for sharing with friends who are no sour aficionados.

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Photo of bobv
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 Vintage.
Vigorous pour yields a 1/4 inch off white head over an amber/brown/gold body with no lacing. Nose of oak, green apple, lemon, and ever so slight funk. Taste mirrors nose somewhat with a bit of mustiness which isn't too off putting. Good feel, although just a bit thin. Overall a pretty good sour from Elmsford, NY. Cheers!

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Photo of BallsDeep
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale translucent gold, thin lacing. Very yeasty and musty, the tartness is there but definitely in the passenger seat, oak tannins underneat, finishes with a medium weight

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Photo of Mikexw
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pmlondrigan
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nearly 6 year old beer and tasted just as fine today as it did 6 years ago. Didn't look as good, fleeting head, but golden and clear body. Aroma of hay, straw, grass, earth, goat, pineapple, and lemon. Great. Taste of goat barn yard funk, tart green apple and lemon, dank wet leaves, earth, cracker malt. Mouthfeel is not thin, it's rather round with subdued carbonation. It feels prickly...but I know that's just the sour power. Seriously high class beer.

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Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy light gold with rocky white head.
S: It smelled like tart apple cider vinegar and unripe apricots, with some coriander and funky oak and horse blanket.
T: It tasted like dry apricot and coriander, with some tart apple cider vinegar and oak and a little horse blanket. It had a clean and mildly tart aftertaste.
M: It was thin with lots of carbonation. Nice bubbly body.
D: This was a nice delicate brew with well balanced and enjoyable scent and taste. The body was great for the style, and the finish was really smooth, so it was easy to drink. Could age a long time, but doesn't need it. Not top tier, but still a very high quality drink that's crisp and refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DBosco
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootny
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottling. A lovely hazy gold with a nice tight head that fades rather quickly. Still there's a bit of lace and it looks quit nice for the style. Carbonation is quite champaign like.

Nose is tart vinous and funky. Sour apples and pears. Some malt and a bit of horse blanket. A nice amount of oak. A white grape re-presents the grain bill with a fruity flourish.

Taste is dry and tart. Like a grainy dry champaign. Sour juicy white grapes with a touch of green apple. A light oak presence from the nose. Some malt sweetness. Nicely funky. A bit of grassiness comes through as the mild hops dry out out the finish.

Feel is lively and brimming with a gentle effervescence that continues the champaign like character. light body gives a crisp refreshing swallow.

This is a great beer for summer sipping. Its refreshing crispness and dry thirst quenching qualities make for enjoyment bottle after bottle. wish I had bough more.

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Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richj1970
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 375 ml bottle dated 2015.

A: Clear pale yellow and 1-2 finger frothy white head with decent retention and moderate lacing.

S: Lemon zest and a touch of lime mixed with an earthy, peppery note. Subtle oak at the end.

T: Lemon and lime with a little sweetness. A little tart but highly drinkable. Some earthy funk but not as much as I was expecting.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Soft mouthfeel and leaves a lightly tart finish.

O: Tasty, highly drinkable wild ale. I wish the barrel was more prominent but still and outstanding beer.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluehende
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nater919
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of broadway848
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very nice light sour. Good color and decent head. Good amounts of yeast, fruity sourness and a nice barnyard funk. Fizzy mouthfeel. Crisp citrus finish

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Barrel Select Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 167 ratings