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Liquid Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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86
very good

508 Ratings
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Photo of mrskunk
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of jneiswender
3/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Photo of Jimbolikesbeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of wrath98
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of garuda
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of demgoth
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  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.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of joshtrich
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of electtodefer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of pmlondrigan
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of timbre
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of fmccormi
3.92/5  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.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
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

Photo of iBeer16
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
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. 

Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.