Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.51/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Much thanks to DaSolomon. Brandy barrels from one oldest US distiller? I call Lairds duh.
Minor gush off the pour, very bubble bath foam shocking white, but lots of retention. Extremely soapy but manages a thick 3 finger head. Body is a muted dark apricot and brown peach, a bit opaque with some good thin streams of carbonation, and a roaring middle column. Very nice looking, with an impressive aggressive head.
Nose has spicy apple and cinnamon, with some buttery oaky qualities. Real nice fruit sense to this which matches nicely with the Belgian character, going to pear and flesh white fruit. Got some good thickness to it, and a nice sweetness but not too much. Not boozy heat either.
The mouthfeel is exquisite, it's big thick and creamy which matches the nice sweetness. Lots of oaky tannic aftertaste, but there's classic buttery sweetness to match. Controlled heat and warmth with a nice control. Definitely big, but not overpowering. Some of the Belgian character and sweetness is a little slammed down, but it's expansive thick mouthfeeel provides lots of flavor exploration. Fruity, creamy, dense, heavily oak, nice combination.
The finish is just a bit too tannic and woody, but this is still very impressive taste wise glad I got to try it. I'd be curious if they used barrels that housed the real brandy or just ordinary Applejack. Either way it made a memorable tripel.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2013 03:13:39 | More by smakawhat
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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.