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Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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86
very good

466 Ratings
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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 23
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
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 marcpal:
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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Generous imperial pint poured into rounded glass at Gramercy Tavern. Had samples before at the brewery but this is the first shot at sitting back with a nice full glass to evaluate.

A: It looks like liquid gold, end of story. Shady and hazy and constant carbonation.

S: Banana yeast and some bitterness. The sweetness from the yeast belied the color of what I was led to expect. Unique as all nose.

T: Banana and citrus combined nicely. Each sip was deep in that it brought something different to the party. It really starts out fast with primarily the banana yeast but later carries some hop flavor with much more lemon rind and overall citrus with adequate spices. Delicious.

M: Thick body that came out as chewy. Not overely crisp but tight carbonation nonetheless. I had the big glass to drink and the carbonation never settled or stopped flowing.

D: A real pleasure that packs great flavor into something not too hefty. It is hard to find a better pair that matches with all different foods- this was ideal with the grilled octopus and the cauliflower platter offered at Gramercy.

Looking forward to more indeed.

marcpal, Feb 24, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.!

Billolick, Feb 04, 2006
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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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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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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!

NJpadreFan, May 18, 2008
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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.