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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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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-06-2014 21:39:14 | More by pmarlowe
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StJamesGate

New York

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale straw with lots of snowy legs.
Brandy nose: caramel, booze, apple, and wood.
Saltines, some white pepper, citrus bite, yellow apple skin esters, and hints of vanilla and Sauternes.
Grapefruit zest finish.
Medium, chewy, fizzy, a bit hot.

After a year, there's still some heat and the Amarillo is all but gone. Apples are there, though, and light enough sipper for the strength. Saruman says it would be better heated up.

Hits the concept, but does that matter?

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 18:06:30 | More by StJamesGate
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-06-2014 15:06:56 | More by ThatsThatDude
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-04-2014 22:57:24 | More by jtladner
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aquatonex

New York

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy cloudy light orange with a foamy and somewhat rocky head. Be careful of the overpour because it will give you too much head. Nose is defined by the essence of apples, as if you opened a real hard cider, not sweetness just apple-ness. Flavor up front is very offensive from the alcohols, but as it breathes it becomes relatively malty with slight sweetness. Alcohols subside into a better balance after breathing. Hard to taste the apples, to be honest but it is a very approachable Tripel for flavor. Overall, enjoyable and I would have again, which is not what I could say for many other Tripels.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 01:38:31 | More by aquatonex
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-30-2013 03:21:31 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-29-2013 19:01:32 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle purchased at Premiere Gourmet in Amherst, NY. Poured into 2 tulips to share with my dad.

Pours a hazy, effervescent orange-ish amber. Sizable 3 inch head on both glasses.

Smells like sugar-covered apples, brown sugar, and oak.

Tastes incredible. Tons of apples and apple brandy flavors, vanilla, oak. Gives off the impression of some sort of rich, sweet apple desert. Not quite apple pie, due to lack of spices such as cinnamon. Perfect amount of barrel qualities versus original tripel qualities. It still does shine under the barrel, some Belgian yeast sweetness.

Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated. Very warming, though the alcohol doesn't show itself in the flavor or mouthfeel much.

One of the more innovative barrel-aged beers I've had. A real winner from Captain Lawrence- proud to have their barrel program in my state.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 03:03:33 | More by GreesyFizeek
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-24-2013 17:37:04 | More by andthevolcano
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lorkovicb

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-23-2013 16:24:14 | More by lorkovicb
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

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

Bottle into tulip. Shared with my brother.

A- Hazy light yellow pour. Massive amounts of tight bubbles rushing from the bottom of the glass. Creamy white head with sticky lacing.

S- Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper spice, lemon zest with a bit of alcohol punch in the nose.

T- Pepper spice, shortbread, lemon peel, some apple peel and alcohol. Going to let the warm up further. After completely warming up the barrel peeks out a bit to add a nice sweetness and warmth.

M- Light body, warm on the tongue, prickly carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 01:21:31 | More by korguy123
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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-22-2013 04:27:07 | More by bbadger
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TechBrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-18-2013 00:40:42 | More by TechBrew
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n2185

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-09-2013 01:06:08 | More by n2185
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timbobandit

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-05-2013 05:52:13 | More by timbobandit
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-01-2013 18:34:35 | More by twenty5
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in Niagara Falls, NY.

A: slight haze, amber, poured with frothy head that gave way to thin veil
S: medium nose, some EtOH
T: tripel qualities, dry with pronounced EtOH finish
M: dry, slight EtOH heat in finish
O: I enjoyed this beer and would definitely purchase it again

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 02:43:57 | More by wisrarebeer
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BryanK

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-11-2013 03:29:27 | More by BryanK
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured out as a golden color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer wasn't too much like apple, but it did have some nice sweet grain with some barrel aged aromas in there too. The taste gave off some of the apple flavors that I was hoping for. The beer had a crisp taste to it. The mouthfeel was sharp and dry feeling. Overall it was a pretty interesting brew, I enjoyed it but I wouldn't go out of my way to have it again.

Second review from bottle: poured slightly hazy golden in golden. Decent aromas, some barrel and apple on the nose. The taste is pretty good subtle apple and more boozy heat than I think it should have. Mouthfeel is good but warms the throat. Overall boozy as hell. Not bad but should sipped

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 21:40:49 | More by Knapp85
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

11-10-2013 21:37:13 | More by DaveHack
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-02-2013 08:13:57 | More by e30todamax
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasted 19 September 2013.

Pours a clear medium golden yellow with a hint of orange. Half-finger of whitish head that quickly dissipated.

Smell is super appley. Has a hint of, hmm, pee I guess. Though I get that from apple juice sometimes. Crisp, tart apples. A little dry and astringent.

Taste is clean and appley. Pretty alcoholic, actually - quite potent. A mix of Belgiany yeast and sweet juicy apples. Pulpy apples, golden-delicious-like even.

Feel is medium-bodied. Carbonation is low, could definitely be higher.

Like a heavily applefied Belgian ale. Interesting, and quite tasty, but some of the pieces don't work all that well. Not sure exactly what I'd improve, but somehow it's just lacking a special something.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 02:56:52 | More by zeledonia
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-22-2013 00:51:07 | More by PEIhop
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phishbfm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-20-2013 21:06:47 | More by phishbfm
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

10-20-2013 03:24:11 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.