Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hayesez:
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Received in a recent trade with gamanley. Shared during a night of Euchre with a couple of friends.
I do enjoy Captain Lawrence Brewing and was excited to give the Golden Delicious a shot. Several beers have that tart apple taste to them, but this was one is actually going for that! Poured into a Stone snifter. The pour was not overly impressive - a tawny yellow with a small off-white head that left just a little lace.
There was a definite strength to the alcohol in this one; in addition to the tart fruits, the alcohol steals the show. Apple is certainly present as well as pear. The spicy-sweet combination in the nose reminds me that this is a tripel and not just another sour. There is a bit of funkiness as well, but quite moderate in comparison to the rest.
The taste is quite different than I anticipated. Very yeasty and bready. The Belgian yeast is very evident as well as a collaboration of spices. The tart apple is definitely there in addition to some other fruit tastes. I found the apple-brandy barrel conditioning to be very discernable as well and most likely adds to a taste that is already fairly alcoholic. A medium-bodied beer with a fair amount of carbonation, we did enjoy this...although I think the others preferred it a bit more than I.
This was the first of several beers for the evening and started things off well. Not quite what I was hoping for (given the name "Golden Delicious") but still a fun beer to kick things off.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2010 19:55:15 | More by hayesez
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3.78/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 00:07:21 | More by Phyl21ca
Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.