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Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

448 Ratings
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Ratings: 448
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 woodychandler:
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

02-17-2014 19:21:39 | More by woodychandler
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Billolick

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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.!

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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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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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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!

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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.

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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.