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Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 24
Gots: 54 | 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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Photo of Dr3n5ky
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gladly replaced everyday drinking water with this potion!

Just perfect beer ~ love Captain Lawrence Brewery, very affordable growlers, Sunday tasting events, friendly staff.

Back to Liquid Gold.. got a happy buzz, can't deny its the magic in beer talking now

Dr3n5ky, Jul 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

MrThell, Nov 24, 2011
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randomdanger, Nov 15, 2011
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JTaks, Sep 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

SMason, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Rusty18, Dec 08, 2011
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, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of LWallace
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle beer recently introduced, much better than many highly ranked competitors. Beer has excellent aroma, clarity, and overall taste performance. New bottle design and sale of beer in grocery stores is a huge plus since had to go to brewery in the past to get this beer.

LWallace, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of scootny
4.8/5  rDev +25.7%
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!

scootny, Aug 13, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

BrianCuoz, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Imbiber
4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a growler purchased at the brewery on their first 'open house' Saturday.

Very pale (alarmingly like a macro light - but that's where the comparison stops), though slightly hazy. Hoppy, somewhat musty aroma - very potent and enticing. Nice start. Great balance of flavours, quite like Duvel but with a bit more depth of character (no diss against Duvel intended!). 'Bittersweet' is a word I can use here.

From a brand new brewery, all I can say is this is a great start - if better is to come then we'll be spoiled rotten...

Imbiber, Feb 05, 2006
Photo of stimulus
4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled at the brewery.

A: Pours a clear golden with a one finger white head.
S: Spicy belgian yeast with some light citrus and floral hops.
T: The citrus flavors take over while the spiciness and hoppiness fade into the background so as to not be too overpowering.
M: Well carbonated, light bodied, and smooth finish.
D: Probably my favorite beer of the day. I was able to take it home in a growler, so hopefully it holds up for a day or two!

stimulus, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of dstueber
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good golden color. Nice 1" of head. Nice lacing. Smells spicy and earthy with the obvious malt aroma. Has plenty cloves, pepper, and even coriander. Medium body.

This is perhaps my favorite "session" beer. I know, a bit strong, but it's so incredibly drinkable I think of it as a session. A must-order everytime I see it at Bierkraft.

Serving type: on-tap/growler

dstueber, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of m1ked
4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Since living in Brooklyn, my first growler not procured from Bierkraft. Got this one straight from the source...at CL's anni party.

A- Pours a clear...golden yellow. A slight hint of a haze, but you can read through it for sure. It is a brilliant color really. A minimal white thin head that fades into a wisp. Almost looks like a pilsner.

S- A slight belgian candiness, slight banana....but I get other stone fruits...peachy, apricots....slight cantalope. Its great on the nose.

T- Similar light belgian candiness. The fruits really prevail here. I love that peachy, apricot here. Not clovey to me. I get a little white pepper. Great on the tongue.

M- A light body here with light carbonation. It makes for a real easy drinker. Crisp finish.

D- This is a great brew. Easy to drink, I love the frutiness to it. I think of Stone VE 08 with the fruity characters. Excellant job.

m1ked, May 20, 2009
Photo of LennyV
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased 2 growlers from the brewery today . Pours a light copper into my La Fin Dumonde tulip. Creamy white 2 finger head, minimal lacing.

Smells of citrisy orange with some yeast.

Tastes of spice mixed with orange and lemon. Reminds me of a heffe or wit beer yet with a very slight bitterness. Absolutely yummy!

Feels medium bodied in the mouth

I can drink this all day or night. A great beer for a summer bbq or a nice fish dinner.

Great Job Captain Lawrence!

LennyV, Jan 04, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jkane101, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.