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:
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Added by acurtis on 10-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
149
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
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172
Gots:
26
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0
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reizorc
4.99/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of campfirebrew
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eawolff99
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.37/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale gold color, frothy white head and lacing.

S - Moderate barnyard funk aroma, pears, musty, nicely rounded.

T - Barnyard funk and tartness, some pears, musty.

M - Extremely dry and moderately puckering.

O - Very nicely done, Captain Lawrence!

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimmys
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage.

pours a hazed straw blond color. bright white head. aroma is very musty, hardly any hop aroma here. oaky and vinous. not overly acidic, but there is a touch. it drinks a lot more tart and funky then it smells. this seems like a very controlled acidity, I wonder if it was blended with an un-barrel aged portion? finish is fairly dry and refreshing. this is definitely a well crafted sour. curious to see what age would do here, however it is drinking mighty fine right now.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.15/5  rDev -24.6%
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 Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Barrel Select Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.18 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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