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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

416 Ratings
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Ratings: 416
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%


Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Triple Aged In Apple Brandy Barrels

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-01-2008)
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Reviews by Teleweizen2:
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - bright sunny yellow appearance. Fairly clear, even with yeast poured in. Bubbly white foam on top. Maybe 2 fingers worth. Dissolves slowly.

S - the aroma is big and nearly overwhelmingly fruity. The amarillo hops shine through nicely in a mix of bitter orange peel, sugared grapefruit, and maybe a touch of pine needles. Notes of apple pulp mingle with the grainy malt profile. Belgian yeast lends it spicy notes of black pepper and clove.

T - grainy. Slightly sweet. Crisp crust up front. Warming alcohol heat. Bright phenolics from pepper and cloves blend well with hoppy bitterness. Some brisk citric and more grainy malt notes on the backend. Finish is boozey and sweet.

M - medium bodied. Med carb.

O - very interesting ale. Complex yet very balanced. I do like the way the hops and yeast played off each other.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 04:28:31 | More by Teleweizen2
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Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet Belgian malt with light apple brandy notes. Taste is a very drinkable mix of Belgian malt with light residual candi sugar notes and some light Brandy notes also noticeable. Body is full with good carbonation. I quite enjoyed that one with loads of nice drinkability notes and the Brandy notes rounding off some of rough edges.

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Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass and shared with friends
Thanks to Chad for the bottle!

Pours a hazy, golden color with a short white head and touch of lacing. The nose has that Belgian yeast character, sweet malt, apples, with a subtle woody oak. The yeast comes through on the palate as well along with lots of alcohol from the apple brandy. It is a bit to sweet and boozy for me which masks some of the other characteristics of the beer.

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Purchased in a take-out store in Brooklyn. Served in a balloon glass.

Golden Delicious is Captain Lawrence's Xtra Gold that is aged in barrels once used for Laird's Apple Brandy, then dry-hopped with Amarillo. The beer pours a crisp, clear gold that shows off abundant carbonation. The pure white head sits firmly on top, two-fingers thick, and compacts to a rich mousse-like texture. A very fine looking ale! Careful not to pour the dregs in! Scars of lacing are left behind as the beer is consumed.

The aroma is as advertised: a Golden Delicious apple. The smell is sweet and rich, with a big bouquet of oak, apple skin, brandy/muscat grapes, melon, and slight vanilla. The tripel qualities might be a bit drowned out here, but the barrel qualities seem to be well-proportioned.

As in the aroma, the apple brandy qualities stand out a lot. Up front is a muscat grape flavor, mixed with apple brandy, and some sweet malts and wheat. Across the palate is a strong oakiness that gives the flavor a rich quality that works well against the backdrop of a bittersweet tripel base. And on the swallow there is a strong hit of alcohol. It isn't hot though. The body is medium and the carbonation is just perfect. The lack of heat is quite remarkable, and it drinks ever so smoothly.

I really like this beer. It reminds me a bit of Allagash Curieux, with the barrel-aged tripel thing going on, but with a completely different barrel type and with a big resulting difference. It comes together well, and I could see splitting another bottle of this with friends.

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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.