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Barrel Select Gold | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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4.17/5
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159 Ratings
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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:
Tart golden ale, with tropical notes from the lactobacillus and a touch of oak from the Italian oak tanks.

Added by acurtis on 10-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,248
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
159
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
172
Gots:
27
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of phishbone23
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of CraftFan5
3.14/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On-tap at DeCicco's in Armonk. Something must have been wrong with the keg, because this was very, very flat. Some tartness, but virtually no carbonation. Flavor seemed a bit off as well, although the aroma was still there. I'll give the Captain a mulligan on this one.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a very clear light pale malt color. Visible head at first and quickly just some foam around the edges.

S: Aromas of funky brett, light metallic and hay / straw aromas mixing with a light noble hop presence.

T: Starts off tart like sour cherry candy, but quickly stops immediately after that from most sourness. The tartness disappears as quickly as it arrives and I was left with an abundance of lacking flavor. I have had some of the original batches of Barrel Select Gold and this just doesnt have the same flavor notes or complexity to it. This is a watered down version, lacking any sediment / representing a highly filtered sour without many complexities that I found in the initial sip. It is dry and finished with the champagne yeast which lacks the complexity even a cheap champagne would have.

F: light with a high level of carbonation.

O: Disappointed. This is a beer that clearly is not on Rosso Level, but also is not on the same level I experienced 3 or 4 years ago with the original barrel select bottles. Wouldnt purchase again.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.34/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.37/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 halo913
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drew74
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at a beer store in New York City. Bottled 2015. Regrettably brief impressions below.

Bottle has a cage over a cork.

Rudimentary but nevertheless effective, bringing notes of oak married to an acidic golden sour ale build replete with notes of complex bacteria, microflora, and Belgian blonde malts.

Mouthfeel is refreshing and light, with acidity and tart twang.

Low B (3.54) / GOOD

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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 DoubleSimcoe
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at The Industry in South Philly for Beer Week. Overtly flat, cider-y, tartness all around. Funky but not completely satisfying

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dbrulet
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Bottle opened by Rob tonight, thanks for the opportunity!
Slightly hazy golden color with a decent off white head. Earthy tart funky aroma and flavor somewhat tart. Pretty good beer.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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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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 halo3one
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fehrminator
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zac16125
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375mL bottle into a Teku glass
no bottling dates


A: Pours a translucent golden yellow, with a huge 3+ fingers width of white head. Head has great retention and leaves a good amount of lacing. 4.25

S: Tart and sweet. Sour citrus, some fruit sweetness, lots of floral notes, and subtle oak. Some funky Brett-like notes. 4.25

T: Taste is slightly tart but not nearly as much as anticipated. A bit funky. Lots of floral notes; subtle oak. Fairly muted flavors as a whole. 3.5

M/D: Lighter bodied with a big carbonation. Not sure what the ABV is but I’d guess low. Drinkability is average. 3.75

O: Nice aroma, but the complexity and tart characters from the nose didn’t come out in the aroma. A decent beer, but as my first Captain Lawrence beer I am a bit disappointed. 3.75

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Photo of campfirebrew
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Barrel Select Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 159 ratings
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