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Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

446 Ratings
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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 21
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 02-04-2006)
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Reviews by Longstaff:
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Longstaff

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Poured from a growler that was acquired by a good friend a couple of days before sampling. Slightly phenolic aromas mixed in with soft malt aromas, light carbonation kicked up a whisper of foam when poured. Super light color reminiscent of a massed produced german lager. Up front clove and cinnamon flavors dominated which were overtaken by biscuity malt flavor on the backend and cleaned out by hop dryness. Didn't get any belgian aspects to the alcohol flavors except phenolics - no fruity esters or spicy alcohol which makes me wonder if a belgian yeast strain was used at all. Not very drinkable to me due to the phenolic character dominating the flavor profile.

09-17-2007 23:21:44 | More by Longstaff
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-13-2012 22:06:17 | More by csmartin6
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kbt5273

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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bierdabbler

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-23-2012 00:33:11 | More by bierdabbler
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Billolick

New York

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%

Fresh growler, picked up at the brewery today. Pours light golden almost clear with a slight but long lasting tiny bubble white head, leaves minor splotchy lacing after a vigorous swirl. Nose is of limes, pepper and Belgian yeast. This is an easy drinking, Belgian single/golden inspired ale. Notes of more citrus, especially lime, quinine and pepper. Crisp and refreshing, packs a punch at 6%. Moderate hops till a subtle dryness arrives in the finish. A delicate, complex, and well crafted ale from the newest player in the NY craft beer scene. Looking foward to trying other styles from Capt. L.!

02-04-2006 23:04:32 | More by Billolick
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jiffymon

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-10-2012 00:44:13 | More by jiffymon
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-10-2013 03:34:27 | More by mjtiernan
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New York

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01-27-2012 21:56:16 | More by Milkysunshine
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-28-2014 02:06:16 | More by Janeinma
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +24%

03-08-2013 17:32:24 | More by BrianCuoz
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LucienDeRubempre

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%

On tap at Bar Americain in NYC.

Had no idea what I was getting when I tried this one, actually thought it was an IPA at first because of the great hoppy flavor, but realised that it was so much more after a few sips. Really smooth and complex flavor with an excellent aroma and delicate head.

03-09-2010 06:50:21 | More by LucienDeRubempre
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-01-2013 21:58:19 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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lorkovicb

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12-23-2013 16:26:32 | More by lorkovicb
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TheLevi4000

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-07-2013 00:48:12 | More by TheLevi4000
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CloudStrife

New York

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear light golden yellow with a 1 finger white head. Lots of visible carbonation in the body. No real lacing.

S: First thing that I notice is a banana like yeast characteristic. Has a farmhouse or saison sort of a pale malting to it. Certainly has a belgian twist to it.

T: Light banana and a nice belgian yeastiness. One of the better American attempts at a Belgian style. Focuses on the yeast and it comes through. Well balanced, moderate hopping with a sweet malt finish.

M: Fairly light on the tongue but still creamy in mouthfeel. Bit of a booze bite but not much. Easy drinking, good finish certainly has some authenticity.

Overall another tasty Captain Lawrence, been impressed with everything from them so far. Recommended to any belgian fans.

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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New York

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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Captain Lawrence- Liquid Gold

On tap at House of Brews 51st. NYC

A- Cloudy orange with a thick sticky and messy head.
S- Peppery spices and orange/ citrus rind pinch the nose.
T- Sweet spiciness! Pepper, clove, nutmeg, and lavender dominate this one.
M- very spicey very dry. touch of sourness in the end.

Overall- A good spicy sipper. refreshing yet full of flavor. Another good warm afternoon beer!

05-17-2008 23:07:59 | More by NJpadreFan
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ABokononist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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asabreed

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Growler from the brewery into a traditional pint glass.

Appearance: Lighter golden yellow with a bit of haze and orange coming through, good soapy head, nice bubbles to the top.

Smell: Nice spicy banana, clove, and bubblegum, along with some mild earthy phenolic activity. A bit of citrus and hops in the nose too.

Taste: Balanced clove, banana, and bubblegum, with good balancing bitterness from the hops at the end.

Mouthfeel: Lighter to medium-bodied, good prickly carbonation.

Drinkability: A solid, fresh, and tasty version of a BPA. Good flavors and highly sessionable. I'd like to get some more.

11-29-2009 16:07:54 | More by asabreed
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%

On tap at the Blue Monk. A lighter Belgian ale. Pours deep yellow to golden colour with a minimum head. Carbonation bubbles. Yeast is the characteristic, as it warms I can distinguish a tad of funk, spiciness featuring clove. True to style, but Something needed to distinguish itself in this style?

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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.