Liquid Gold | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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595 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
595
Reviews:
171
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
118
For Trade:
1
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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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Photo of socon67
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

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

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

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

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

Overall:
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%

Photo of BourbonJersey
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%

Photo of lorkovicb
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of mstrcrwly
1.75/5  rDev -54.9%

Photo of brianmandell
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of TechBrew
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of bhawk1
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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Photo of bkwhoppa66
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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Photo of xungmound98
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of claspada
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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