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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

517 Ratings
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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 109
Gots: 91 | 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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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasted 19 September 2013.

Pours a clear medium golden yellow with a hint of orange. Half-finger of whitish head that quickly dissipated.

Smell is super appley. Has a hint of, hmm, pee I guess. Though I get that from apple juice sometimes. Crisp, tart apples. A little dry and astringent.

Taste is clean and appley. Pretty alcoholic, actually - quite potent. A mix of Belgiany yeast and sweet juicy apples. Pulpy apples, golden-delicious-like even.

Feel is medium-bodied. Carbonation is low, could definitely be higher.

Like a heavily applefied Belgian ale. Interesting, and quite tasty, but some of the pieces don't work all that well. Not sure exactly what I'd improve, but somehow it's just lacking a special something.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - bright sunny yellow appearance. Fairly clear, even with yeast poured in. Bubbly white foam on top. Maybe 2 fingers worth. Dissolves slowly.

S - the aroma is big and nearly overwhelmingly fruity. The amarillo hops shine through nicely in a mix of bitter orange peel, sugared grapefruit, and maybe a touch of pine needles. Notes of apple pulp mingle with the grainy malt profile. Belgian yeast lends it spicy notes of black pepper and clove.

T - grainy. Slightly sweet. Crisp crust up front. Warming alcohol heat. Bright phenolics from pepper and cloves blend well with hoppy bitterness. Some brisk citric and more grainy malt notes on the backend. Finish is boozey and sweet.

M - medium bodied. Med carb.

O - very interesting ale. Complex yet very balanced. I do like the way the hops and yeast played off each other.

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3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured into a duvel tulip. really great appearance, golden yellow as the name suggests with a thick, foamy head of about an inch.
i pick up a little green apple in the nose. initial smell was sort of reminiscent of a berliner weisse, but not quite as aggressive.
this beer is aged in brandy barrels and you can definitely feel that in the taste. so much so that the brandy taste overpowers the tripel flavors. i feel like i'm drinking carbonated slivovitz.
the bomber cost me 15.50 and i won't be buying this again. worth a try, but i was expecting a delicious tripel....now i'm wondering how fast i can get through this so i can move on to a st bernardus tripel...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the 750 ml (capped) bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is dark golden, appears to be chill-hazed, with a half-finger white head. Actively fizzy right out of the bottle, but that slows down to leave very slow-rising carbonation. Interesting.

S: First impression is that it smells like chardonnay. There's some sweetness, some oak and vanilla, and a vinuous character to it. Fairly boozy too.

T: Follows the nose quite a bit - this one drinks more like a white wine than a beer in many ways. Oak is pronounced, as is the alcohol. Some modest vanilla. Modest juicy hop bitterness (think lemon) provides some balance, but overall this one is about the wood and the booze.

M: Medium in heft, somewhat slick in feel.

O: Interesting. A bit too boozy for my preferences right now, but a nice sipper.

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3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden amber with short lasting white head Aroma: Apple juice, slight sourness/vinegar Taste: Starts a bit sweet, then transitions into a nice light apple flavor Palate: Light body, sour tinge at the finish Overall: Very light for a tripel, and the apple brandy comes out nicely. Alcohol is hidden except for a slight warming sensation.

Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.