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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

439 Ratings
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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 103
Gots: 77 | 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 dogfishandi
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
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
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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden orange with a small off eggshell white head. Smells like a belgian triple should...candi sugar with bready malts. Tastes like apple pie! Absolutly amazing starts off as a classic belgian triple bananna, clove, belgian sugar and ends with a very nice apple brandy finish...really reminds me of liquid apple pie. Mouth feel has the high carbonation of a triple and a light mouthfeel with a semi dry finish. Overall amazing beer on this first warm night in front of a fire.

joefuzz, Mar 28, 2013
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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.