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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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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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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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.

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A: in a tulip, clear golden ale, three fingers of off-white head

S: pale orchard apples and honey, flowers and herbs

T: tart apple, sweet lemon, delicate pale malts, hints of brandy and caramel, yeasty biscuits

M: crisp, tart, light-medium body, fizzy effervescence

O: a delightful take on the tripel - lots of apple and orchard bringing tart and sweet notes to the mix, solidly complementing the malts, hops, and yeasts from the tripel. Definite win for tripel and strong pale Belgian fans - sure to please.

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

Reviewed from notes taken last Friday.

A- Slightly cloudy golden body with a silky white head. One finger head forms and retains nicely for a high ABV aged beer. Creamy ring leaves patchy lace.

S- Oaky vanilla sweetness is nice from the barrels. A good apple note brings on a green apple candy feel but alcohol keeps that from getting too crazy. Some yeast spiciness as well. Apple oak blast.

T- Bone dry and edgy brandy comes out in the forefront. Fresh oak with some broken down vanilla hints. Pretty dried out, actually very dry from alcohol and barrel influence. Big green apple up front.

MF- Moderately carbonated and bone dry with a good amount of alcohol heat. Some bitterness in the finish of a silky body. 3.75

Apple brandy big in this with some good barrel influence.

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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.