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Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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161 Reviews
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Reviews: 161
Hads: 550
Avg: 3.89
pDev: 21.85%
Wants: 30
Gots: 90 | 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

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Beer added by: Billolick on 02-04-2006

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Reviews: 161 | Hads: 550
Reviews by scootny:
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4.77/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A CL growler into my tulip tumbler. A lightly hazy, golden straw color. A standard pour yields a good sized head of two to three fingers and gentle amount of carbonation visible at first. The head recedes and the stream of bubbles vanishes. Some lacing on the sides and a ring on the top of the brew.

Smell is gorgeous. Lemon and Belgian yeast, spice and banana. A trace of sweet alcohol with malt and light floral hops swirl underneath. Mmmmm Good.

Taste is perfection in a glass. This beer blends my favorite weiss/wit characteristics with exceptional Belgian pale ale flavors. A sweet and broad malt palate combines with lemon and spice upfront. Banana, butterscotch, and yeasty fruit like flavors sweep in from there and take you to the tingly hop finish. Firmly bitter but blended sublimely into the malt structure the hops remains and lingers as the malt gives way to biscuits and more faint butterscotch. Alcohol barely there and is a binding feature and taste that never draws attention to itself,

Mouthfeel is carbonated and lively with cream at the top. It is light enough to wash down the greatest thirst and weighty enough to let you know it's not water. For the style it doesn't get any better.

Drinkability is phone home good. Let you buddies know you have found the next great session beer. Slightly elevated in abv it nonetheless begs to spend the night in your glass until the wee hours.

Oh, and by the way, this growler has been in my cellar for just over a month. Scott Vaccaro has done the world of beer a huge service with this one. Thank You!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of generallee
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has a deep golden color with good clarity and some visible carbonation. It is topped off with a small just off white head. This head slowly settles to a thin wispy film covering.

Smell: In the nose I get some light maltiness with mild floral and citrus hop notes.

Taste / Palate: The flavor has a good malt base with a slight clover honey like sweetness. This is balanced with floral, citrus and grassy hop bitterness. The carbonation feels well balanced to body making it very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of bierdabbler
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
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.!

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from tasting notes. A spicy, malty orange nose with a little Belgian barnyard and a suspicion of smoke. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head that produces good lace. On the palate, citrus and melon, rich malts, over ripe fruit and moderate bitterness with long lingering slightly bittered malt after tastes. medium high carbonation, medium full body.

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3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of LucienDeRubempre
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.