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Golden Delicious - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

503 Ratings
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 108
Gots: 88 | FT: 7
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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Photo of billab914
3.95/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of phichifiji00
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Golden straw color, slightly hazy, pours 2 fingers of thick white head that slowly fades. Moderate lacing.

Smell: apples, pear, brett, subtle cinnamon, earthy, citrus, tropical fruit, boozy as it warms.

Taste: apple, pear, brandy, a bit funky.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation, warming, boozy as it warms.

Overall: The apple brandy is very prevalent particularly as this one warms up. This beer was very good cold, but the boozyness killed it as it warmed. Drinkability is high if you drink it cold.

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

Appearance: 750mL bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Colour is a pale brownish-tan. Head is a finger high, fades quickly leaving a nice lacing. Lots of carbonation.

Smell: Very crisp, clear, and citrus hops. Faint aromas of apples, booze, and spice.

Taste: The bottle says it was aged in apple brandy barrels and that is what I taste. Nice and light in flavour followed by a slight bite from the hips, and a hint of bitter citrus. Finishes with a hint of spice and booze.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, silky feel. Nice amount of carbonation to make it feel bubbly and fun. Leaves the back of the mouth sticky.

Overall: This is most certainly delicious! While it doesn't have the spicy yeast authentic Belgian triples have, this is a great brew. Light and refreshing with an interesting taste that will keep you sipping.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a chalice

Thanks to Jebus3513 for this one

A slightly hazed orange infused straw color with a bubbly one finger cap. The aroma is of oranges and tangerines with tart granny smiths, oak and some booze. The flavor profile is tart off the bat with sticky citrus in tow. Oak and some vanilla toffee like flavors come through before a dry, oak laden finish. A medium body with moderate carbonation and booze throughout. The finish is mildly puckering, but largely dry. Overall, this is a unique take on a triple that I definitely enjoyed. The barrel aging added some nice elements to an already well crafted triple.

Photo of flannelman808
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First let me say this is not a very good ager.. I had a 3-5 year old bottle a year ago and it was a drain pour. This one was a welcomed treat!

A: Pale hazy straw with very little bone white head.

S: Golden delicious, boozy rum and sweet stone fruit.

T: Light body overall but with a touch of alcohol at first sip. Cooked golden delicious apples as well as grannysmith brulee. Subtle yet present spicy notes fill in the gaps.

M: Nicely prickly

O: Not a bad Idea, and a nice addition to the flavors of a triple. This is a bit sweet overall for my liking. That said this beer is richly fruited with red and yellow apples and carries a nice amount of spice. All these things work quite well together.

Photo of LAMAGS
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another good beer from the captain; pours an opaque golden orange with serious fluffy white head. The nose is complex made up of vanilla and fruit backed by bread wood and malt (there is a hint of booze). The taste is sweet like a fruit basket apples, with some other indiscernible fruit flavors with notes of citrus, caramel on the finish. Moderate body and carbonation, nothing unusual. A very flavorful and delicious beer, the high abv lends it a special heat that may appeal to some more than others.

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

reviewed from notes:

appearance: hazy golden yellow with a 2 finger white head

smell: apples, sour, tartness, some citrus,

taste: sour apples, tart,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: this was a very nice beer. it snuck up on me, doesn't drink like a 10% or above beer. glad I finally got to try it.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this, Gil.

A: The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a tall white head.

S: Smells of bread and oak with some vanilla and lots of sweet fruits. A touch of sugar with a light citrus note to it along with some sweet caramel malts. Just a hint of booze and tartness.

T: The flavor is quite sweet and sugary as well. There is a lot of brandy flavor, pear, and apple to it. Some sweet, caramel and bread notes are also there. Just a bit of citrus peel, mostly orange and lemon.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: The nose had a little too much heat for my liking, but the flavor was good and the beer was enjoyable all around.

Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.