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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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88
very good

515 Ratings
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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 110
Gots: 90 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 02-01-2008

Triple Aged In Apple Brandy Barrels
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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cultclassic89
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerthulhu
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-aged in apple brandy barrels. Bottled 9/18/14, consumed 12/29/14 in a spiegelau ipa glass. 11% abv.

A: Hazy carrot orange, with a glass consuming display of quick-paced effervesce. Bready white head of 3/4 inch is moderately retaining with a medium sense of lace coverage.

S: Dry apple cider, brandy, sweet lemon and dry citrus touches. Hint of dry lime peel, orange and a dry tropical fruitiness.

T: Flavor was alcohol laced dry tropical fruit upfront, pineapple, starfruit, with a big mention of the apple brandy influence from the barrel aging which is a very nice touch and works very well with the other components of the beer. Sweet citrusy-tangerine fruit, wet, mango, with some orange-vodka like influence. Spicy hops, tropical fruit flavor is wet and lively and everything i expected.

M: Crisp sharp feel, nice warmth on the hold. Light bodied, spicy tropical alcohol warmth on the inner cheeks.

O: the 11% abv is less apparent in the beginning but will start to rear its head deeper into the drink, especially with some warming. The fruitiness is wet, fresh and well pronounced with a perfect balance of tropical hops and apple brandy influence that works perfectly together. Golden delicious is just that, and worthy a try. Easy A beer for me.

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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of squack
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cpetrone84
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2014 bottle. Pour is a light golden amber with a faint haze and a small amount of white head. Nose has a lot of the apple brandy, gets a bit boozy and woody, some lemon, and a hint of pineapple. Taste follows, overly brandy barrel, fairly acidic finish, medium body and moderate carb. Brett comes in fairly strong in back, pineapple, hay.

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4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelLamb
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

APPEARANCE - Cloudy, 2-finger head that dissipates slowly. Light colored. Good lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, gruit, floral, sweet.

TASTE - Hops, sweet, citrus, apple. ABV somewhat hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, drier than expected, light, effervescent, crisp, refreshing.

VALUE - $10 for a 12 oz. glass - not that bad for a specialty beer at a restaurant.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Lacks the usual kick you get from Tripels. Surprisingly dry. Halfway between hard cider and an Imperial IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Bottled On Date: 09/17/14) into a Rastal Teku 2.0 glass.

A- A careful pour reveals a perfectly hazy, golden yellow with ~1-finger, creamy, white head. Although it didn't stay for very long, the head retention was impressive considering the 11% ABV. (5.0)

S- Whoa...massive aromas of Apple, Vanilla, Coconut, Melon, Peach, Mango and the ever-so-slight hint of those classic banana and clove esters imparted by the Belgian yeast. The 11% ABV goes absolutely invisible on the nose. (5.0)

T- This is where the barrel-aging really takes a hold of the proceedings. The palate is consumed with Apple, Vanilla and Spice from the residual spirit left in the barrel, yet the palate isn't overwhelmed. The finish has a champagne-like, dry and clean finish. Any alcohol is only felt as a slight warming in the chest after the beer has warmed considerably. (5.0)

M- Despite the elevated ABV, the body is only medium (at best). A healthy dose of carbonation keeps the palate clean and prepared for the next sip. The drinkability of Golden Delicious is remarkably high. (5.0)

O- For those who would otherwise not think a Belgian Tripel aged in Apple Brandy Barrels wouldn't work...it does, and in spades! What's more, I cannot find a flaw with this beer. This is one of the most intense beers in flavor, aroma...a unique (and exceptional) barrel aging project that has produced an incredible beer. Like Victory's White Monkey and Allagash's Curieux, Captain Lawrence married the Belgian Tripel with Apple Brandy Barrels with exquisite results. Add to the fact that Golden Delicious is now offered in 12oz 4-Packs, this is a real treat and am happy to have scored a few bottles. (5.0)

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.