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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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very good

460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
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 facundoCNB
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

golden pour clear with a finger I head. Smells of apples, wine, very boozy but so awesomely fruity I can't stop smelling it. this is honestly one of the most mindblowing beers I've ever had. Wood, apple, bourbon (bartender corrected me, it's brandy).. So boozy yet so sweet. This is amazing. full body, low carb.. Def a sipper. this is by far one of the best beers I've ever had. It's in it's own completely different category, coming from someone whoe really isn't that into tripel style Belgian beers.

facundoCNB, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of JCam9981
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JCam9981, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

gueuzedreg, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

bird22, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

powz87, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

poopons8n, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: A medium golden beer with good clarity. The white head is long lasting leaving a moderate amount of lacing on the glass.

S: A moderate amount of the classic tripple aromas of pepper and orange paired with a light oak aroma. There is a pronounced floral alcohol aroma. Medium-low tropical fruit hops aroma brings a interesting twist to the nose.

T: Sweet and tart backed by some solid oak flavors, having a moderate honey-like malt sweetness and a medium hops bitterness. The alcohol makes its presence know bring. The hops flavor is a medium pineapple and citrus hops character. The balance is somewhat bitter with the hops bitterness being a bit stronger than the malt. The finish is medium while with and aftertaste of hops bitterness and oak.

M: A medium bodied beer with strong carbonation and a moderately-strong alcohol warmth that extends from the palate to the belly.

O: A phenomenal beer that brings together flavors of tropical hops, malt sweetness and oak in an pleasing if not slightly bold manner.

MadScientist, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

campfirebrew, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Goobastic, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jkane101, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

kawilliams81, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

cozmo, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

kscaldef, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

laxer8811, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Ralphs66, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Pahn, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

crashoveride, Apr 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

csustar001, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

FalconA, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Photo of 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.

smakawhat, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. No freshness info.

Pours out a slightly hazy golden color. Nice 1/4 inch or so of white head shows decent retention, decent lacing as well.

Smells really off at first, kind of like a vinious, oxidized concentrate apple/ grape juice. As it warms this diminishes a bit bringing out some nice caramely brandy booze notes and a bit of barrel. A bit of tart green apple comes in as it warms even further.

Concentrate apple juice with a bit of concentrate grape juice, a touch vinious, a bit of tart apple and brandy barrel. Carmel candy green apple. Still tastes a bit oxidized and old, however maybe not as much as the aroma suggested.

Crisp carbonation and just a touch dry, but there is some sweetness mid sip.

I was really planing on liking this beer a lot before I opened it, but it was a bit of a letdown. Most likely an older bottle. It would probably be great if it wasn't for all the oxidation type flavors, right its just topping out as good to OK. I'll have to seek out a fresher bottle.

dogfishandi, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of ant880
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ant880, Apr 07, 2013
Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.