Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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4.9/5 rDev +25.6%
Another selection from Cuzco (Nate) in the Blind Bomber BIF.
Poured into a St. Feuillien goblet. Pours a hazy gold with orange highlights. one finger of egg shell white head, large amount of big bubbles in the foam, dissipates quickly, leaving a thin foam on top.
Aromas of funk and sourness, wood and some spice that I can't quite put my finger on. I'll come back to the spice. Wait, orange peel. Not bitter orange, but sweet orange. I'm intrigued. Nice addition from the amarillo hops.
First sip is sweet and sour with a tannic bite. Could there be apples in this? A little sourness around the edges. I'm getting a little wine flavor. And Oak. Man this is all over the place. I'm diggin it.
Mouthfeel is dry and tannic, I'm thinking from wood aging, not quite medium, definitely not watery. Very drying. On the verge of puckering. A little prickly carbonation.
Drinkability is extremely high. I really like this beer, it is like nothing I've had before.
09-25-2010 04:08:53 | More by JamnesCameron
4.88/5 rDev +25.1%
I figured I should give a review of the draft, since I had the rare opportunity to try what was reportedly the only keg of this beer ever, at the Captain Lawrence event at the Blind Tiger in NYC in April 2008. Previously, I'd had a bottle of this beer and found it very enjoyable. On this particular occasion, I was very lucky to get to the Tiger in time; my beer guru arrived a few minutes later and found himself denied.
The color was a richer golden hue and its cloudiness was greatly increased in this draft version, as compared to the bottled version. I also found it to be more heavily apply, both in its aroma and its flavor--all positives. I found this beer to be dangerously drinkable and could have enjoyed a few more, but alas its ship had sailed...
05-12-2008 19:47:40 | More by TaddyPorter
4.83/5 rDev +23.8%
750ml bottle into a tulip. Long time want of mine, thanks for the trade OsNJCB! No idea on the age on this beer but I assume somewhat fresh.
A - Nice and clear amber body. Lots of rising carbonation. Initial pour yields a three finger high white head. Settles down to a neat cap with thick edging. Really tiny bubbles. Decent lacing with great retention. Has some alcoholic legs after swirling.
S - Huge Calvados presence. Tart and sweet apples, a layer of spice, oak and vanilla tannins. A bit of an earthy and lemon presence from the base beer, but it seems like the barrels are taking over here. Some burning alcohol. Smells like a barrel aged sweet apple liqueur.
T - Tart apples and some earthy spice followed by a large alcohol presence. Notes of oak, vanilla, hay and Belgian yeast. Rich butterscotch and caramel in the aftertaste. Mouth feel is silky, creamy and coating with a high level of carbonation.
O - Wow. This beer is out there. The rich butterscotch flavors in the aftertaste just plays so wonderfully off of the initial tart and sweet apple flavors. The spice and yeast from the base beer just adds to the complexity. Its boozy, but in the best way possible. Major props to Captain Lawrence for making such an interesting and unique beer. Crazy delicious.
07-08-2012 03:56:45 | More by davey101
Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.