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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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459 Ratings
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 105
Gots: 83 | FT: 6
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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Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to bmanning for opening this as a slight "fallish" beer we managed to convince Amyliz4 to let us drink during the pumpkin beer tasting.

Poured into a tulip. Appearance is a slightly hazed golden apricot color with a nice head and a bit of lacing. Nose is quite nice with a good bouquet of green apple and some slight sweetness. A bit tart. Taste is light apple with a bit of spice. Good medium feel with a nice carbonation level. Another nice brew from the folks in Pleasantville.

Thorpe429, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A huge thanks goes out to the kind BA who sent this bottle my way. This was another one I had been trying to get off my list for a while. Served at cellar temp and poured into a snifter, this one was consumed on 01/27/2009.

The pour was very nice. Light hazy amber with a good bit of carbonation sneaking in from the bottom of the glass. Rich head of wite came up over the top and settled down effortlessly into a thin layer of maybe a half an inch that hung out there for a good long while.

The aroma was wonderful. Lots of apple and oak aromas, hints of peaches and a light grain smell. Really very full with the apple like smell coming right up to you without being over powering. Nice touches of bourbon now showing up as it warmed as well. Smooth as could be as I took a big first sip. Warming, with bourbon and apple coating the tongue straight away. Mellow carbonation was just right to let the flavor pop. After taste was a mix of oak, apple, light vanilla hints and a bit of bourbon, masterfully done. Not sure the ABV on this but being a triple I can assume it was up there, but it was one of the most mellow, smooth drinking triples I have ever run across.

Overall this was about as solid of a big beer as you are going to run across. Really just wonderfully done and I am glad I got a chance to try it.

mikesgroove, Feb 01, 2009
2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

REY_CORTEZ, Yesterday at 04:17 PM
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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

Sam67, Saturday at 03:44 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%

BrianBeers1030, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

garuda, Oct 13, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +20.7%

BSUBronco, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

wdf210, Oct 11, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

smithj4, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Lucoli, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy golden. Finger of foamy, firm ivory white head that settles down to a velvet sheen. O.K. lacing.

S: Fermenting green apples. Woodsy brandy. Graham cracker. Musk of grapes. Pear and vanilla. Pretty much like an apple orchard with a bunch of apples that have been on the ground quite some time.

M: Quite effervescent. Light-medium body. Quite chewy, and noticeable alcohol burn.

T: My mom never spiked her apple pie like this. I think the brandy overwhelms the more delicate apple flavor. Spice and alcohol dominate. Peppery, lemon citrus. Tart grape skin, and all sweetness derived from brandy. Soft malt base of grass. Subtle complexity. Sweeter, more mellow as it warms.

orcrist_cleaver, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

vermilcj, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

KelsoSaaz, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jaxon53, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Noyt, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Pale golden pour with creamy white foam, smells of casked brandy. Not sure that it tastes like mom's apple pie like the label suggests but I wouldn't want it to either. Just the right amount of apple and brandy flavors mixed with sweet malts and a minor hop presence to impress upon the drinker that it's still beer. It's easy to get caught up in a high gravity beer like this because it's delicious and doesn't have that sharp boozy quality to keep you in check.

AngryPenguinBrewCo, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DannyS, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ipc2000, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

paulish, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of ksimons
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-a very light golden color with two fingers worth of frothy white head

S-bready malt, green apples, candied fruit, and light brandy

T-a fruity yet tart mix of apples, spices, some lingering sugar sweetness, and then the apple brandy finish

M-medium body, medium to high carbonation, large alcohol warming presence in the finish

Overall a really interesting beer, I have never had anything quite like it. Really like the apple and apple brandy elements to it.

ksimons, Sep 24, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -14.1%

William72797, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

malfunxion, Aug 23, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -13%

Techron6, Aug 12, 2014
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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.