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Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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86
very good

509 Ratings
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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 24
Gots: 65 | 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:
Beer added by: Billolick on 02-04-2006

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TexasMartin
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of davey101
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. No bottle on date but it has the newer style logo cap.

A - Crystal clear light amber body. Lots of rising carbonation. A nice head forms and settles down to a frothy and messy one finger high off white head. Excellent lacing and retention.

S - Lots of coriander, banana and biscuity malts. Very witbier like minus the yeast characteristic. Some fruity hops, mostly in the form of citrus and light pine.

T - Much sweeter than the nose led me to believe. Coriander spice, bananas, liquid bubble gum, and english style biscuity malts with a lightly bitter and fruity hop finish. Mouth feel is medium bodied and coats the mouth. Carbonation is high.

O - Not very impressive. Seems kind of like a mess as its overtly sweet. It just leaves a really long and lasting syrupy sweetness that gets nauseating really quickly.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of agreenman19
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of buffcityx
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of wesley14
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of pjs234
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Lordquackingstic
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a gold cap instead of a CL cap. Not sure if this means this is an older batch.

A: Light straw yellow with many bubbly bubbles below a white head with considerable lacing.

S: Bananas, cloves, slightly spicy.

T: Follows the nose pretty well with light banana flavors and a prominent spiciness. Pretty low hop profile for a pale ale, but that could just be because this is probably an older bottle.

M: Very carbonated with a nice long bready/banana finish (something I've noticed in all CL beers.)

O: Nice and refreshing, but I prefer their kolsch as a summer beer. Would like to try this a little fresher.

Photo of cowboy83
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of rlee1390
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear, carbonated light orange, two finger head.

S-Lemon, clove, bananas, grass, pepper spices.

T-Spices are the main part, mainly peppery and grassy notes. Not as much of the clove, bananas from the nose. Not much in the way of bitterness.

M-Light and well carbonated.

O-If the palate could have lived up to the nose this beer would be phenomenal.

Photo of erha2
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of sitarist
2.92/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, pale golden color. Two fingers worth of a white head. The head falls quickly to a ring, and island that leaves a few spots of lacing.

Smells like a wet, mange riddled mutt. Coriander overpowers, and dominates its aroma.

I taste banana, coriander, clove, bubblegum, and some fruity notes.

Dry, medium body with little carbonation.

When I took my first sniff I thought I'd be drain-pouring this one. However it's flavor, and mouthfeel were pretty decent.

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of davednyc
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear golden, with a little bit of effervescence.

S - The spices are definitely present!

T - Excellent. Some very nice spices which I'd describe as "subtle +". Not to strong, bit present enough where you don't have to hunt for them.

O - I have always liked this beer. The first time I had it was at the brewery itself. My first reaction was "wow, more than just a hint of banana" (and I loved it!). I've never gotten the taste of banana since then (but I was also in the hot sun, drinking other CL brews, and eating some very good BBQ. So who know's how that may have played on my palate?). However, there is a lot going on here, bit yet it is very refreshing.

Photo of ScottK22
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of vonnegut21
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Sharkophile
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle into a goblet, appears a hazy shimmering gold color with a big white head that dissipates rather quickly and does not leave much lacing.

S: Sweet malt, with some fruitiness, some funky spiciness from the yeast and a grassy hop aroma.

T: Opens with pale malt sweetness with some subtle banana flavors and some musty pepper and clove notes from the yeast, orangey citrus flavor builds and melts into a very dry, grainy finish with a grassy hoppiness and some residual spiciness. Opens up like a belgian and finishes like a pils. Delicious.

M: Medium body with lively, creamy carbonation.

O: A delicious American take on the style. I gotta try more Captain Lawrence, the beers I've had from them have been outstanding.

Photo of Polasiuss
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of MikeConklin
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gmann
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a honey straw color with a smallish white head that had some moderate sized bubble action. Settles into a thick ring.

The aroma has a strong presence of coriander, which provides a spice and celery type aroma. There is some general floral brightness and a sugary sweetness. Coriander is too strong.

Again, the coriander takes a strong position. The celery is not quite as strong as in the aroma. There is a peppery spice and a noticable grassy flavor from the hops. The malt is sweet and is slightly bready. Some clove from the yeast. The beer has floral and a candi sugar sweetness. Flavorful but the coriander is too much.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Sits sweet on the palate but does have a drying finish with a slight grassy bitterness. Good balance.

This is a flavorful BPA but it has too much coriander presence for my liking. I rather the yeast come through more.

Photo of bierdabbler
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.