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Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | 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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jk3

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-18-2012 01:06:51 | More by jk3
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A huge thanks to Dan (Dslim71) for this great extra. Cheers buddy! I understand this is just newly put into bottles so I believe I am one of the first to review them as such.

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a dark hay transparent color. About a finger of slightly off white head is achieved with a moderate pour that dissipates somewhat slowly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – Lots of herbal grassy notes, clove, slight banana and other fruit esters such as pear and green apple, characteristic Belgian yeasts, and ends with a maltiness.

Taste – Taste is yeasts up front with white pepper and clove. Next comes the fruits and cice grassy almost medicinal flavors which later on then mix with a slight caramel backbone and more spices. Finishes with a hint of bubblegum flavor which I normally do not pick up in other Belgian’s.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, plentiful carbonation that gives a slight prickle, finishes a hint dry.

Overall – Actually I enjoyed this and I’m not a huge Belgian beer fan. I like the almost over spiced quality and that this took precedent to the Belgian yeasts. The fruity esters and flavors were also quite nice. An enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 00:23:11 | More by SpdKilz
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-13-2012 23:16:40 | More by mrskunk
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cosmicevan

New York

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huzzah! captain lawrence finally getting some of these great beers in bottles!!! enjoyed this one out of a white wine glass.

a - gorgeous transparent golden color with a frothy white head that hung out for pictures. stunning. much nicer looking than i remember.

s - nose is grassy with corriander and clove with undertones of bubblegum and belgian yeast.

t - taste is much more spicey than memory recalls. malty spicey and a hint of belgian pale ale. a bit watery.

m - a bit dry, medium bodied lots of zing.

o - overall not as magical as i remember but still quite good for an american take on a classic belgian style. worth checking out and i'm sure this won't the last 6'er of this that i pick up. glad they released this.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 00:48:56 | More by cosmicevan
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass cool at NYC Beer Company.

Clear "gold" light beer with an eggshell white head.

Smells very much like mown grass and a light clove finish.

Strong Belgian yeast front. Clove and a light fruit end.

Light and low carbonation.

Seems run of the mill for this style. Other better beers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 03:39:13 | More by jneiswender
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Jimbolikesbeer


4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-17-2012 03:50:14 | More by Jimbolikesbeer
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wrath98

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-12-2012 15:03:45 | More by wrath98
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bright gold, thin white head that has decent retention and lacing.

S/T - Tastes a bit stronger than how it smells. Nice yeasty, funky body, backed up by only a touch of spice, and more lemon, grassy hops, finishing crisp, clean and dry, with minimal bitterness.

M - Light body, high carbonation, light and fluffy across the palate, finishes clean and dry.

O - Perfect beer to ring in the nice spring weather here. Good, but nothing I'd seek out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 20:19:22 | More by garuda
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demgoth

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-05-2012 18:32:24 | More by demgoth
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a clear pale yellow in color with an average sized white head. The head reduces to a thin layer of bubble over the entire surface of the beer over time. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Some fruity esters are in the aroma for this beer along with apple, pear, grape, and some grains. A light amount of malt can be detected as well.

T: Mild malt flavors with some candi sugar, lemons, and a hint of hoppy bitterness in the finish. There is a light taste of white pepper as well - like the flavor in hot and sour soup.

M: Light to medium bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink. I would and could enjoy multiple of these in a session. I really like the white pepper hints in this beer a lot.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2012 16:18:37 | More by dbrauneis
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-26-2012 03:23:49 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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joshtrich

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-18-2012 02:38:31 | More by joshtrich
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electtodefer

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-05-2012 06:33:09 | More by electtodefer
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pmlondrigan

New York

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler fill from the new brew house. Pours with a rocky white head, one finger, light lacing, crystal clear golden color. Nice color. The aroma is packed with spice, clove, coriander, orange peal these dominate the nose. The flavor follows. Lots of spice on the palate, again clove, coriander, a very "clean" tasting beer. Grassy hops do make an apperance in the flavor profile. Very yeast driven beer here, both flavor and aroma wise. A more complex malt bill would be nice to add some charecter. The finish is long and boardering on cloying from the spices. The mouthfeel is not here nor there.
Overall I do enjoy this beer, but...I feel it is a little too spicy for the style and the finish is a bit to long and not dry enough. It is almost more like a blond then a pale. Still it tastes good, just not as "to style" as I like.

Serving type: growler

02-03-2012 03:08:59 | More by pmlondrigan
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-01-2012 02:21:23 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-01-2012 01:48:40 | More by Griffith
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Milkysunshine

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-27-2012 21:56:16 | More by Milkysunshine
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beerman999999

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-27-2012 16:35:49 | More by beerman999999
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AlbanyIPA

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-26-2012 22:25:21 | More by AlbanyIPA
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angusdegraosta

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-24-2012 20:51:43 | More by angusdegraosta
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timbre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-12-2012 17:09:26 | More by timbre
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fmccormi

New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at J. Ryan’s in Syracuse, NY. Poured to 10 or 11oz flute-ish mini-pint kind of glass (if that makes any sense)

Appearance (3.5): Clear, pale gold—as advertised, right? Moderate head, bone-white, with some fine bubbles in the body and some soapy, splotchy lace on the sides.

Smell (4.0): A lot of nice, fruity esters in the nose—apple, pear, green grape, and some fresh grain to complement, like uncooked pasta. Very pleasant effect, overall.

Taste (4.0): Some white pepper-type spice mixed with a fruitiness dominated by pears and slightly tart green grapes—this is a very nice Belgian pale ale. The yeast note is obvious here, but it’s also got a strong toasted, bready body in the malt profile—like fresh-baked bread.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Light, quenching, moderate body—not heavy by any means but not weak and light, either—with smooth, moderate carbonation that feels appropriate for the style and weight of the beer.

Overall (4.0): Very nice, straightforward Belgian pale ale. Others aiming for this style should use this as a reference point. Also, I think that this is one of those rare beers where you can really get a sense of what Belgian yeast does for beer, taking what would otherwise be a relatively plain, straightforward beer and making it a really winning BPA. Lovely beer, and I’ll be seeking this out in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2012 17:46:10 | More by fmccormi
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-09-2012 01:29:52 | More by acurtis
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass

A: Pours a clear light golden color with a finger of pure white head with fine bubbles that mostly dissipates and then lingers gently on top, leaves a nice amount of thin lacing
S: clove forward then bretty Belgian yeast and a slight sweetness
T: bready initially then slight lemony brightness in the middle, the yeast and slight banana note linger on to the end
M: medium carbonation, silky, smooth, leaves the mouth dry and yet bright
O: a nice take on the style, not the best but definitly drinks smooth and bright with a nice clean finish

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2012 00:41:39 | More by BigPlay1824
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iBeer16

New York

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a light golden color, with a 1.5 finger off white head that leaves nice lacing. 

S: strong wheaty aroma with a slight lemon under scent. 

T: very strong wheat flavor also similar to smell, has a nice lemony hint

M: leaves mouth feeling dry. nice carbonation, light body. 

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 23:27:46 | More by iBeer16
Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.