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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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88
very good

527 Ratings
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Ratings: 527
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 110
Gots: 91 | 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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 02-01-2008

Triple Aged In Apple Brandy Barrels
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Ratings: 527 | Reviews: 199
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip. Shared with my brother.

A- Hazy light yellow pour. Massive amounts of tight bubbles rushing from the bottom of the glass. Creamy white head with sticky lacing.

S- Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper spice, lemon zest with a bit of alcohol punch in the nose.

T- Pepper spice, shortbread, lemon peel, some apple peel and alcohol. Going to let the warm up further. After completely warming up the barrel peeks out a bit to add a nice sweetness and warmth.

M- Light body, warm on the tongue, prickly carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in Niagara Falls, NY.

A: slight haze, amber, poured with frothy head that gave way to thin veil
S: medium nose, some EtOH
T: tripel qualities, dry with pronounced EtOH finish
M: dry, slight EtOH heat in finish
O: I enjoyed this beer and would definitely purchase it again

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured out as a golden color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer wasn't too much like apple, but it did have some nice sweet grain with some barrel aged aromas in there too. The taste gave off some of the apple flavors that I was hoping for. The beer had a crisp taste to it. The mouthfeel was sharp and dry feeling. Overall it was a pretty interesting brew, I enjoyed it but I wouldn't go out of my way to have it again.

Second review from bottle: poured slightly hazy golden in golden. Decent aromas, some barrel and apple on the nose. The taste is pretty good subtle apple and more boozy heat than I think it should have. Mouthfeel is good but warms the throat. Overall boozy as hell. Not bad but should sipped

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
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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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.