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:
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:
#2,278
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
163
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
171
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of MVBINTANG
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured cloudy with a nice healthy froth in tulip. Some sediment. Great nose, I got pears and wood. Significant barny funk in a good way to me. Certainly woody and pleasant. I notice these lose the initial bread bite as the glass warms in my hand. well carbonated. Overall a great American Wild Ale from a program that is only getting better.

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Photo of TheLefty1616
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 1/13/2017 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains esters, citrus, caramelized malts and oak.

T: The taste starts out with some tartness from wild yeast and citrus that is quickly followed by some caramel and fruit sweetness along with some oak aging essence. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid sour beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/24...pours cloudy gold, hazy with sediment floating about and with a layer of white foam. Light woodsy taste, hints of pears and apricots. Wood based flavor, loads of oak. Light sour, smooth, fast finisher. Solid.

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

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

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

Photo of Damian
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12.7 fl. oz corked and caged bottle purchased at Cambridge Wine & Spirits, Cambridge, MA
Served in a tulip

Gorgeous appearance. The nearly crystal clear, golden amber liquid was topped by a super tight and creamy, two-finger tall, bright white crown. Thick, streaky patches of lacing coated the glass.

The nose was intriguing. Crisp and slightly tart. Oaky notes came through big time. There was a dry, powdery yeastiness. Bready malts were apparent. Lots of white wine too. A plastic-y note was detectable initially but it subsided as the beer sat.

The flavor profile was solid but somewhat unusual for the style. Bready and biscuity malts appeared on the front end along with an intense oakiness. Crisp, dry and very white wine-like in the center. Touch of lemony tartness. More oak and lemon notes on the back end and in the finish. Touch of sweetness. Lemon candies came to mind. Fairly low acididy for the style.

The mouthfeel was super creamy and plush. Really fluffy and smooth. The liquid contained an ultra fine, zippy effervescence that frothed up beautifully on the palate.

Barrel Select Gold is a balanced, oak-forward wild ale with a minimal amount of tartness and acidity. In many ways, this had more qualities of an easy-drinking Belgian gueuze than a typical American wild ale. While this seemed to be lackig a bit in terms of depth of character, it was a welcomed change to many of the sour bombs oversaturating the maket today.

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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 nmann08
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Duffman79
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reizorc
4.99/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2016-09-17 in Lancaster, PA at The Fridge

Hazy gold. Little head or lace. Nice sour, musty citrus smell with herbal spice. Taste is spot on for a golden sour. Tart orange, pear, wheat and grass. Light body and carbonation. Very dry and refreshing.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of eawolff99
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Barrel Select Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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