Liquid Gold | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
captainlawrencebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light golden in color, but packed with flavor. This Belgo-American Ale is bursting with the spicy aromas and flavors created by the unique imported yeast strain. Fermented at higher temperatures, this beer throws off notes of clove, banana and citrus fruit. Light in color but big on flavor.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,158
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
610
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
133
Trade:
1
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Reviews by electtodefer:
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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.65/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled at the brewery.

A: Pours a clear golden with a one finger white head.
S: Spicy belgian yeast with some light citrus and floral hops.
T: The citrus flavors take over while the spiciness and hoppiness fade into the background so as to not be too overpowering.
M: Well carbonated, light bodied, and smooth finish.
D: Probably my favorite beer of the day. I was able to take it home in a growler, so hopefully it holds up for a day or two!

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huzzah! captain lawrence finally getting some of these great beers in bottles!!! enjoyed this one out of a white wine glass.

a - gorgeous transparent golden color with a frothy white head that hung out for pictures. stunning. much nicer looking than i remember.

s - nose is grassy with corriander and clove with undertones of bubblegum and belgian yeast.

t - taste is much more spicey than memory recalls. malty spicey and a hint of belgian pale ale. a bit watery.

m - a bit dry, medium bodied lots of zing.

o - overall not as magical as i remember but still quite good for an american take on a classic belgian style. worth checking out and i'm sure this won't the last 6'er of this that i pick up. glad they released this.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of utopiajane
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yellow with a small head of foam the fell fast and left a thin ring. Starts with some soapy lace but that disappears. Nose is plenty of yeast, banana, clove, pepper, bubblegum, hay and lemon. A nice touch of lemon all around and all over in fact. I really like this. Malt is caramel and bread. Taste is sweet malt with lots of dough and caramel and hops follow the nose all the way. Bubblegum, floral, banana, sweetly juicy with orange and lemon citrus that isn’t sour or tart, and a little pepper to take it into a sweet finish . No real aftertaste, very light body, almost thin with a little carbonation to gently remind you this is beer. Pretty nice.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a BPA I really like. It has the look, aroma, and smell I look for in the style. It's got a good golden color, but the head isn't quite as tall as I had hoped. Retention was good as was lacing. Smells just as expected, spicy and earthy yeast with the obvious malt aroma. Has plenty of that spice come forth--cloves, pepper, and even coriander come to mind. Medium body and decent drinkability overall.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Lighter than a typical Belgian Pale Ale but in keeping with the name of this beer, the color is a pale gold. The clarity is absolutely brilliant, and the persistent head is a true snow white.

Smell: Immediately apparent is the pleasant clove-like aroma, which is backed by pale malt and faint, citrusy hops.

Taste: Biscuity malt takes a backseat to the cloves and coriander, which are paired with sugary pears and tangy apricot. Low hop bitterness is quite right for the style, but in my opinion, the spiciness of this brew would be better complemented by a hoppier, more highly carbonated American Pale Ale. Just sayin'.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light mouthfeel and medium carbonation are in keeping with typical Belgian Pale Ale attributes.

Overall: The spices bring a fun and fascinating twist to this BPA, although they seem slightly out of place in the absence of hops. In the end, however, this is a tasty, enjoyable beer that I would never pass up.

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Liquid Gold | 16 oz. on-tap | 6.0% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Glass: Pint

Appearance:
Sparkling golden body under a dense cloud of white foam

Aroma:
Spicy, peppery, floral

Taste:
Delicate biscuit malts, Belgian candi sugar, yeasty pepper, and floral hops.

Mouthfeel:
Light-mid bodied, good carbonation.

Harmony:
I like how this subtly strings together a variety of interesting flavors without overpowering the palate.

Would I get it again?:
Yup.

Served: at Rattle 'N Hum

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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2.92/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, pale golden color. Two fingers worth of a white head. The head falls quickly to a ring, and island that leaves a few spots of lacing.

Smells like a wet, mange riddled mutt. Coriander overpowers, and dominates its aroma.

I taste banana, coriander, clove, bubblegum, and some fruity notes.

Dry, medium body with little carbonation.

When I took my first sniff I thought I'd be drain-pouring this one. However it's flavor, and mouthfeel were pretty decent.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gladly replaced everyday drinking water with this potion!

Just perfect beer ~ love Captain Lawrence Brewery, very affordable growlers, Sunday tasting events, friendly staff.

Back to Liquid Gold.. got a happy buzz, can't deny its the magic in beer talking now

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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 610 ratings