Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by marcpal:
4.35/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2009 23:08:52 | More by marcpal
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3.89/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 12 oz bottle to a snifter.
Pours a pale golden color with a frothy one finger head that lasts a long time. There is good lacing on this beer when swirled. The smell is yeasts, malts and some lovely spices. Taste is much like the smell, with the flavor really leaning on the malts and yeast. The mouth feel is nice with a dry finish and medium carbonation.
All in all a decent beer, nice to find another Belgian style ale that I can go to.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 23:25:59 | More by polloenfuego
3.76/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I picked this up on a recent visit to Brooklyn and as yet another snowfall looms on Presidents Day, I am continuing to reduce my backlog, especially of bottles.
From the bottle: "East Coast Ales"; "Est. 2006"; "Belgian Style Ale Brewed with Spice"; "Craft brewed in New York"; "Don't let the golden color fool you; this is no simple golden ale. Brewed with an imported yeast strain & lightly hopped with US grown hops, this Belgian style ale is loaded with spicy and fruity flavors. Light in color, but big on flavor. [undersigned] Scott Varner".
My pour created a finger of dense, bone-white head with great retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy golden-yellow (SRM = 4) and it should be of no surprise to anyone that Midas, Mammon and Croesus were champing at the bit to try some. The nose had a yeasty mustiness to it that created a cheesy, slightly flowery/perfume-like scent. Mouthfeel was slightly full, thanks to a huge effervescence. The taste was slightly sweet, absolutely driven by the yeast, kind of fruity, kind of perfume-y. The bottle mentioned spice, but it was difficult to parse where the spice began and the yeast ended. Was the addition of spice a case of gilding the lily? Overall, it was a decent beer, but it was not mind blowing. The finish was semi-dry and I was again wondering whether this was a by-product of the yeast, the spice or both.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 19:21:39 | More by woodychandler
3.94/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pretty light. Straw / light amber in color but it some body (medium) to it.
Clove, banana peel, clean yeast, acetone in the background
Dry with little residual sugar, taste of Pilsener malts, noble hops
Well carbonated with small champange like bubbles, medium-light in body
The aroma and taste of this beer make this a beer a really nice sensory experience. As a pale ale the ABV is not as strong as a double or tripel style Belgian so its a bit more easygoing. That said, its so full of flavor that I tend to sip rather than guzzle this relatively light bodied brew.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 23:34:45 | More by GroggyGreg
Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.