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.

Added by Billolick on 02-04-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,553
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
607
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
127
Trade:
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Ratings: 607 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; produced on 09/26/2017 (refrigerated since) purchase.
A: Pours a slight hazy, golden color with a one inch, foamy, white head, good retention and solid, sticky lacing.
S: Aromas of cracked grain, pepper and spice (maybe cloves), and honeysuckle.
T: Tastes a lot like a Wit, with banana, cloves, grasses, and grain predominating. Bitterness a bit peppery and strong for this style. Strong bitter aftertaste
M: Medium bodied with persistent carbonation. Oily on the palate.
O: Different. Hard to determine whether this is flavor forward or a Belgian ale that just got off track. Disparate flavor characteristics without good synergy and the pepperiness both detract. Not terrible, but probably wouldn't try it again.

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Photo of smithj4
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaveWaterDrinkBeers
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Khaack
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IMZep
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Delicious golden with nice white head. Nice yeasty smell and flavorfully rich sourdough taste. Medium bodied balanced brew. Finished with afresh baggete aftertaste. Nice American take on a Belgian ale.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GSturges
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkm757
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of theomahasound
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of avalon07
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a nice golden color and a clear consistency. There was an inch or so of fluffy, bright white, fairly long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A so-so aroma of spices, yeast, malt, and a little fruit.

T: Tasted of some mild Belgian yeast, light fruit (banana), a slightly grassy quality (never encountered that in a BPA before), an array spices (pepper, cloves), and a bit of malt. A mostly forgettable flavor that's a weird mishmash. Very uneven and not forceful enough.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Certainly not the worst American-made Belgian-style beer, but pretty forgettable. Could have been more interesting.

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Photo of gruve8
1.11/5  rDev -70.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

The spice is way too overpowering and ruins the overall taste of this horrible brew. Pure garbage by another American brewery that attempts to make a Belgian beer

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Photo of Timtac
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMH73
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw yellow color with a very well retained one inch white lead that left a lot of spotty lacing. Smells and tastes of bready malts, Belgian yeast, pepper, cloves and hops. Light bodied and well carbonated, slightly bitter finish, clean and crisp.

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Photo of TrevFlory
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of saintkiwi
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
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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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 607 ratings