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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 104
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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Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass and shared with friends
Thanks to Chad for the bottle!

Pours a hazy, golden color with a short white head and touch of lacing. The nose has that Belgian yeast character, sweet malt, apples, with a subtle woody oak. The yeast comes through on the palate as well along with lots of alcohol from the apple brandy. It is a bit to sweet and boozy for me which masks some of the other characteristics of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 18:01:30 | More by mtomlins
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Purchased in a take-out store in Brooklyn. Served in a balloon glass.

Golden Delicious is Captain Lawrence's Xtra Gold that is aged in barrels once used for Laird's Apple Brandy, then dry-hopped with Amarillo. The beer pours a crisp, clear gold that shows off abundant carbonation. The pure white head sits firmly on top, two-fingers thick, and compacts to a rich mousse-like texture. A very fine looking ale! Careful not to pour the dregs in! Scars of lacing are left behind as the beer is consumed.

The aroma is as advertised: a Golden Delicious apple. The smell is sweet and rich, with a big bouquet of oak, apple skin, brandy/muscat grapes, melon, and slight vanilla. The tripel qualities might be a bit drowned out here, but the barrel qualities seem to be well-proportioned.

As in the aroma, the apple brandy qualities stand out a lot. Up front is a muscat grape flavor, mixed with apple brandy, and some sweet malts and wheat. Across the palate is a strong oakiness that gives the flavor a rich quality that works well against the backdrop of a bittersweet tripel base. And on the swallow there is a strong hit of alcohol. It isn't hot though. The body is medium and the carbonation is just perfect. The lack of heat is quite remarkable, and it drinks ever so smoothly.

I really like this beer. It reminds me a bit of Allagash Curieux, with the barrel-aged tripel thing going on, but with a completely different barrel type and with a big resulting difference. It comes together well, and I could see splitting another bottle of this with friends.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 22:35:31 | More by MusicaleMike
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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Colorado

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

triple aged in apple brandy barrels, an overwhelming success. this pours like a triple should, light and bright, with a fading white head and some slowly rising bubbles. tons of green apple character on the nose from the brandy, very fresh and autumnal. smells hot too, almost like a spirit more than a beer. complex but subtle grain profile, some oats likely in here giving it a round body and a smoothness thats just awesome. i dont get a lot of classically belgian yeast at all, but i go get very intense apple flavors from the brandy, not too too sweet, just right. a long fruity finish is a nice way to cap this brew off, very well done overall. medium body but the residual sugar makes it drink a little heavy. they have gotten a lot of influence from the interesting barrel here, this is unique and delicious. a style that doesnt get much barrel attention but this proves it should probably command some more.

Serving type: bottle

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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.