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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

524 Ratings
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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.62%
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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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- cloudy and golden streaked, not much head

S- fantastic aromas, very complex, noticeably hot, plenty of apple and cinnamon spice, dried fruits, vinous qualities

T- starts off with belgian fruity esters and then hits you over the head with sweet apple and caramel. lots of brandy notes too with dried fruits.

M- lighter than desired, needs more carbonation

O- really like what the barrel aging did here, may be sweet for some but was tasty is the quantity I had. the heat was also non existent to the taste, which was more pleasant than expected

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review input from notes.
I believe this bottle was from beandip, if not he is a good guy anyways so he'll still get the thank you.

Crisp and clean body, bright golden colored beer. Carbonation levels are a bit high right of the bat. A careful pour is needed to avoid excessive foam, even with attention this one takes a while to settle. Bone white head recedes slowly leaving a healthy sheet of lacing blanketing the glass.

Judging by aroma alone, Golden Delicious is an appropriate name for this beer. Sweet apple scent is very apparent up front. The fruit aromas dominate, I prefer this to the overly spicy Tripels. Citrus and bits of pear sit just behind. Brandy aroma blends into the nose well. Pleasant oak and vanilla throughout.

The apple flavors carry the flavor upfront but are soon met by a formidable brandy flavor. The sweet apples and warming boozey bit are an interesting flavor combination for a Tripel but it works. Brown sugar, vanilla and oak flavor meld just behind. Subtle spice and yeast flavors can be noticed but are buried for the most past.

Medium bodied tripel, carbonation sits comfortably on the higher end. Slightly warm beer. Finish is dry and pleasant.

Very enjoyable beer. Captain Lawrence picked a might fine beer to put into those Apple Brandy barrels. Flavors are very complimentary. While the beer is certainly boozy it was never off putting. This is one I will seek out again.

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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Yagman3000
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .750 into a huge oversized pint glass.

Appears a hazy dark peach gold. There's a very creamy looking small head that remains despite sitting a bit.

Smells very strongly of apples. In a
sweet cider like fashion, not the burn of a brandy. I'm intrigued!

Tastes heavy duty! This is a lot more than I thought it would be. Very yeasty tropical flavors with apple balanced with some apricot.

Mouthfeel is big and buttery. Once again, I'm surprised by how filling this beer is.

Overall I'm really impressed with this. Captain Lawrence has been delivering quality products. I want more!

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden Delicious has a cloudy yellow body a small off-white head. The retention is solid, and a few scraps of lacing stay behind.

The aroma is slightly off-putting. Fruity apple, a little bit of alcohol, big malt sweetness and some funky brett come together in a way I'm not thrilled about.

Whatever it is that bothers me about the aroma doesn't exist in the flavor at all, as I like it. Pale, sweet malts come through in the beginning, bringing some bread flavors with them. The apple brandy is noticeable next, with apples and booze. The brandy flavor isn't huge, but it is still unmistakeable. A little bit of pepper comes through also. The finish is great, showcasing the fact that this beer was finished with brett. Leathery, funky flavors lead to an extremely dry finish. The finish is the best part of the beer.

Super dry, medium bodied and fairly high carbonation.

This is another beer that should warm up a bit before you can really drink it. The aroma grows on me a bit also, but for some reason I like the flavor much more than the aroma.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into my Allagash glass. It poured a hazy, golden amber color with a fluffy white head filling the top third of the glass. Great head retention as I drank it.

The aroma has a sour, tart and musty flavor to it at first. I get some notes of crisp, tart apples and grapes to it along with a little bit of oak. As it warmed more of the tart crisp fruits came out with a little bit of spice as well.

The taste shows more of the apple flavors to it. I get a sweeter and crisp apples up front and more of a dry, grape, white wine flavor in the finish. A little bit of the sour, mustiness is there but it's taken a back seat to the fruitiness in the taste. It got a little more of the apple brandy, alcohol flavors in the finish as it warmed as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a very good beer. It started off pretty sour and tart, but that quickly faded into the apple and grape flavors as it warmed. Great range of flavors to it and a very tasty beer overall.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.