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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 103
Gots: 74 | 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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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I did get this bottle at the brewery. Either this is just a sub-par beer, or the bottle they sold me was past its prime. With no printed bottle date, it's hard to tell.

Poured a slightly hazy golden color, with a small white head that fizzled out pretty quickly; minimal to no lacing. Aroma was woody, toasted grains, pale malts, vaguely floral with a hint of peppery spice. Taste was pretty bland and uninteresting, woody like the aroma, fusel, boozy, floral notes, fruity esters and stale cinnamon sticks, but really nothing "apple" coming out in any significant way. Mouthfeel was pretty dry and on the metallic side, light-medium body, and moderate carbonation. Not a very good drinker, and a taster was more than enough of this one.

Bad bottle or bad beer? I don't know, but I'd like to try it again to be sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 08:02:34 | More by Rifugium
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-11-2012 03:41:55 | More by Groulxsome
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mirish72

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2012 20:11:11 | More by mirish72
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2012 14:49:05 | More by rowingbrewer
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C-Dog


3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

11-27-2012 06:02:17 | More by C-Dog
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flagmantho

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden-yellow hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy white foam which didn't stick around particularly long and left a little bit of lace on the glass. Not bad, but it's not particularly inspiring.

Smell: sweet malt with a rich apple aroma and a good, but not overdone, dose of herbal, aromatic hops. There's a hint of perfume here, but I think it's subtle enough that it helps rather than hurts. I like it.

Taste: sweet malt, apple, alcohol and, if you can believe it, pecans or possibly hazelnut. The malt and the alcohol together work to form this bizarre nuttiness. This could also be due to the barrel-aging: some tannins along with vanilla could create this same character. Bizarre -- but worthy.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a bodacious carbonation that I would not have guessed based upon apparent effervescence. Great creaminess -- shazam!

Overall: I like this beer. It might be a little bit on the outside of the tripel definition (barrel-aged Belgian Strong Ale maybe?), but I am enjoying it. It's definitely something to try again, albeit maybe a year or two down the road.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 17:40:18 | More by flagmantho
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-14-2012 22:03:00 | More by sneaks2210
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet malts, apples, Brandy, oak, Belgian yeast, coriander and other spices, lemon zest, and some booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet pale malts with some tart apples, lemon zest, some light spices and a bit of vanilla. Through the middle, the oak and Brandy come through with some more Belgian yeast flavors with some coriander and other spices. The finish is a mix of apple Brandy, oak, sweet malts, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, and some booze.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. The apple brandy goes really nicely with the big Tripel base.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 04:27:45 | More by ngeunit1
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GradyS1

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-08-2012 19:52:34 | More by GradyS1
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another new one from a brewery I haven't tried nearly enough of. Courtesy of Msquared2, thank you!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy yellow gold with almost two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell. Sweet apples and a little spice, some fruity belgian yeast and light grains.

Taste. Fruity belgian yeast and golden apples, imagine that! A little light grainy malt and some fusel alcohol.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium+ carbonation. A little astringent alcohol, but not all that hot considering the high abv.

Overall. The apple flavours go great with the style, but the alcohol taste wasn't very welcome. Glad to try it.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 03:26:25 | More by Rutager
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brystmar

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

11-04-2012 22:25:01 | More by brystmar
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AleApostle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-24-2012 14:57:11 | More by AleApostle
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Durge

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This unique brew is a cloudy yellow tan color with a fantastic creamy white head and blanketing lacing. The aroma brings a wild apple clove and flaky pie crust nuances. Very nice and intriguing. The flavor offers a definitive sweet clove and vegetable hop with a mild corn whisky vibe and orange caramel. There's a little alcohol but it blends well. Medium light bodied with a smooth but spritzy feel with balanced carbonation. Unusual but an enjoyable blend of apple and a trippel. Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 05:28:48 | More by Durge
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-20-2012 22:05:06 | More by juliusseizure
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jk3

New York

1.75/5  rDev -55.2%

10-20-2012 01:04:47 | More by jk3
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-20-2012 00:11:19 | More by acurtis
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dcollinsOX

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

10-19-2012 01:19:29 | More by dcollinsOX
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JC88


4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-15-2012 14:35:01 | More by JC88
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DoogeeZ

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

10-07-2012 00:41:14 | More by DoogeeZ
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-29-2012 21:31:11 | More by iL0VEbeer
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stmgl01

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-21-2012 02:11:10 | More by stmgl01
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-17-2012 00:51:56 | More by halo913
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metalgdog

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-16-2012 01:43:45 | More by metalgdog
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-09-2012 23:11:58 | More by t0rin0
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mtnwesdew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-04-2012 20:53:54 | More by mtnwesdew
Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.