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Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

466 Ratings
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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 23
Gots: 50 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

beerman999999, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

angusdegraosta, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

timbre, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of fmccormi
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.

fmccormi, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

acurtis, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of BigPlay1824
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

BigPlay1824, Jan 09, 2012
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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. 

iBeer16, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

DSlim71, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

WeisGuy, Jan 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

wdarcy77, Jan 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

ygtbsm94, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

jkane101, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

SMason, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

LeoPanna, Dec 13, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nags head in Huntington pouts this in a tulip glass. It pours with a creamy white one inch head. The name liquid gold comes from the color of the beer though it's not a clear beer. It is translucent but cloudy. On the nose you smell aromas of raisins, sweetness, & a hint of honey. Our first taste does not disappoint us with its complexity. A very malty flavor with a hint of bitterness that is very subdued but helps clear the sweetness. The beer is substantial but not full-bodied. A very good drinking beer.

angelogarcia3, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Rusty18, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this filled in my German Style Growler at the Captain Lawrence Brewery. I cracked it open about a day and a half later.

White head that fades into a film leaving sticky lacing on the glass. Slightly hazy golden straw color body. Sporadic bubbles.

Mostly cloves, lemon grass with a mustiness. Smells really nice.

Mostly cloves and lemon grass like the aroma. I also get wheat and a sweetness that comes in the middle and blends in with all the other flavors. Quite tasty.

Light to medium body. Medium Carbonation, easy to go down but then becomes a little heavy in the belly after two beers.

I remember trying this at the brewery the first time I went there but didn't get a growler fill. I kicked myself in the ass when I got home. Now that I got myself a growler fill, I'm glad I did but it tastes better on tap. The only problem with this brew is, the immediate taste is wow but then it begins to dull down a bit as the consumption continues. I would have given a higher rating. Otherwise a tasty solid brew.

9InchNails, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

MrThell, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.