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Liquid Gold | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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168 Reviews
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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:
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Added by Billolick on 02-04-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
587
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
21.91%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
114
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 168 | Ratings: 587
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Generous imperial pint poured into rounded glass at Gramercy Tavern. Had samples before at the brewery but this is the first shot at sitting back with a nice full glass to evaluate.

A: It looks like liquid gold, end of story. Shady and hazy and constant carbonation.

S: Banana yeast and some bitterness. The sweetness from the yeast belied the color of what I was led to expect. Unique as all nose.

T: Banana and citrus combined nicely. Each sip was deep in that it brought something different to the party. It really starts out fast with primarily the banana yeast but later carries some hop flavor with much more lemon rind and overall citrus with adequate spices. Delicious.

M: Thick body that came out as chewy. Not overely crisp but tight carbonation nonetheless. I had the big glass to drink and the carbonation never settled or stopped flowing.

D: A real pleasure that packs great flavor into something not too hefty. It is hard to find a better pair that matches with all different foods- this was ideal with the grilled octopus and the cauliflower platter offered at Gramercy.

Looking forward to more indeed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of irrevjim
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

from a bottle to a beer tulip
look; pale clear golden, lots of carbonation, 1/2" head lasts a couple of minutes, leaves a covering and moderate lacing
smell; dirt, bananas, sugar, yeast, a little hay
taste; malty, store bought donut, some nice honey and pepper notes, yeast, a little bitter, a little acrid on the finish
feel; basically smooth, medium heavy, some dryness to finish
overall; tastes more disorganized than complex, an ok belgian style single and a half

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Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of generallee
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The body has a deep golden color with good clarity and some visible carbonation. It is topped off with a small just off white head. This head slowly settles to a thin wispy film covering.

Smell: In the nose I get some light maltiness with mild floral and citrus hop notes.

Taste / Palate: The flavor has a good malt base with a slight clover honey like sweetness. This is balanced with floral, citrus and grassy hop bitterness. The carbonation feels well balanced to body making it very drinkable.

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Photo of kbt5273
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of bierdabbler
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler, picked up at the brewery today. Pours light golden almost clear with a slight but long lasting tiny bubble white head, leaves minor splotchy lacing after a vigorous swirl. Nose is of limes, pepper and Belgian yeast. This is an easy drinking, Belgian single/golden inspired ale. Notes of more citrus, especially lime, quinine and pepper. Crisp and refreshing, packs a punch at 6%. Moderate hops till a subtle dryness arrives in the finish. A delicate, complex, and well crafted ale from the newest player in the NY craft beer scene. Looking foward to trying other styles from Capt. L.!

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of dankjohn
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jiffymon
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Milkysunshine
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Janeinma
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from tasting notes. A spicy, malty orange nose with a little Belgian barnyard and a suspicion of smoke. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head that produces good lace. On the palate, citrus and melon, rich malts, over ripe fruit and moderate bitterness with long lingering slightly bittered malt after tastes. medium high carbonation, medium full body.

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a July 2016 poured into a lager glass in Sept. 2016.

Look: pours light golden in color with a puffy, thick, white head. Very good retention. Sticky, soapy lace covers about 20% of the glass.

Aroma: Hop (Noble?) dominated. Some bready, fruity and floral aromas, A touvh of slightly funky aroma.

Flavor: Fruity sweetness balanced by peppery and herbal hops. Mild bitterness.

Feel: The body is medium-light with lively, crisp medium carbonation.

Overall: a solid but earthy/herbal Belgian pale ale.

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Photo of readyforthenet
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianCuoz
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of LucienDeRubempre
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Bar Americain in NYC.

Had no idea what I was getting when I tried this one, actually thought it was an IPA at first because of the great hoppy flavor, but realised that it was so much more after a few sips. Really smooth and complex flavor with an excellent aroma and delicate head.

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Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 587 ratings.
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