Liquid Gold | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Liquid GoldLiquid Gold

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Billolick on 02-04-2006

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Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up on a recent visit to Brooklyn and as yet another snowfall looms on Presidents Day, I am continuing to reduce my backlog, especially of bottles.

From the bottle: "East Coast Ales"; "Est. 2006"; "Belgian Style Ale Brewed with Spice"; "Craft brewed in New York"; "Don't let the golden color fool you; this is no simple golden ale. Brewed with an imported yeast strain & lightly hopped with US grown hops, this Belgian style ale is loaded with spicy and fruity flavors. Light in color, but big on flavor. [undersigned] Scott Varner"; "Brewed in NY"; "Crystal, Columbus & Cascade Hops"; "This Belgo-American Ale is bursting with spicy aromas & flavors created by a unique imported yeast strain. Fermented at higher temperatures, this beer has notes of clove, banana & citrus fruit. Light gold in color but packed with flavor."

My pour created a finger of dense, bone-white head with great retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy golden-yellow (SRM = 4) and it should be of no surprise to anyone that Midas, Mammon and Croesus were champing at the bit to try some. The nose had a yeasty mustiness to it that created a cheesy, slightly flowery/perfume-like scent. Mouthfeel was slightly full, thanks to a huge effervescence. The taste was slightly sweet, absolutely driven by the yeast, kind of fruity, kind of perfume-y. The bottle mentioned spice, but it was difficult to parse where the spice began and the yeast ended. Was the addition of spice a case of gilding the lily? Overall, it was a decent beer, but it was not mind blowing. The finish was semi-dry and I was again wondering whether this was a by-product of the yeast, the spice or both.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of GroggyGreg
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty light. Straw / light amber in color but it some body (medium) to it.

Clove, banana peel, clean yeast, acetone in the background

Dry with little residual sugar, taste of Pilsener malts, noble hops

Well carbonated with small champange like bubbles, medium-light in body

The aroma and taste of this beer make this a beer a really nice sensory experience. As a pale ale the ABV is not as strong as a double or tripel style Belgian so its a bit more easygoing. That said, its so full of flavor that I tend to sip rather than guzzle this relatively light bodied brew.

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Photo of nyrblue2
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BrooklynPanch
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mfigueroa713
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of jsf14
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of mstrcrwly
1.75/5  rDev -54.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of spinrsx
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle from Party Source Syracuse NY for $2.50 tax in

Appearance - Slightly hazy gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, yeast, grapefruit/lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, grapefruit/lemons, and hops. There is also some ginger, corn, and a yeasty spiciness.

Overall - Another excellent offering from this brewer. The flavours are bright and refreshing and it has a great balance.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz, Bottled 8/2/13
Riedel tulip

A: Mildly hazed light golden yellow color. Thin layer if bright white. Forms a collar very early on. Some lacing bits.

S: Initially I was getting a very off putting nose. In glass, better. Typical Belgian character: the yeast, the spice blend, etc. Some grassy hops. Grainy malts.

T: Pretty typical Belgian white almost IPA type beer. Not anything to write home about. Clean. Basic. Easy drinking.

M: Medium bodied.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 595 ratings.
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