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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Liquid Gold (2013) - 6% ABV. Very good head foaming. Solid lacing. Highly active carbonation. Brilliant golden color paled and hazy. Citrus aromas. Lemons, oranges, and passion fruit. Crisp mouthfeel. Full citrus nose with oranges and lemons. Some wheat and barley. Good crisp mouthfeel. Not too dry, not too wet. Just right. Passion fruit, kiwi, and wheat mid-palate. Lager hops subtle but solid in the background. Creamy orange juice and grass on the back palate. A little more hops. Grains of passion and Belgian yeast. Aftertaste is clean and crisp. Lingering lemon drops and Skittles. Malt and citrus. Insanely well balanced for a Belgian fruit beer. Most of the breweries try to overdo the fruit notes making it into girly drinks or liquid candy. Headaches in a bottle if you will. But this is a more serious Saisson varietal homage. A true session farm beer. Very well done. Still a beer and highly drinkable. 3.75 out of 5. Very good.

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Photo of JohnG190
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Good retention and little lacing. Fruity aroma - mango, peach, citrus, with faint floral notes. Flavor follows nose, lots of fruit up front. Not much in the way of bitterness. Finishes dry. Light to medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, a decent drinkable Belgian-style pale.

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Photo of jp312
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mikeg67
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, pale malt, banana and spices. Body is full and crisp. Biscuit malt, herbal hops, spicy yeast and banana fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. Overall it is tasty brew.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a very hazy yellowish-orange color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, hanging on for quite some time before fading away to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is nice and Belgian like with lots of grainy and wheaty malt and a big level of a yeasty smell. Along with these aromas comes other common Belgian smells with a nice lemon citrus, a good level of grass and banana, as well as some lighter spice aromas of clove and coriander. Overall the aroma is quite inviting.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit malt flavor as well as some grassy and yeasty flavors straight from the start. There is a bit of sweetness of lighter fruits (tangerine and grape) as well as a lighter spice flavor of clove. As the taste advances the bready and sweet flavors remain relatively constant, with just a hint of a banana flavor joining the tongue. While the majority of the flavors remain constant, the grassy flavors kick it up even more at the end and are accompanied by some more sour lemon flavors as well as a light herb to leave a more bitter grassy Belgian pale ale flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average to slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. The creamier body was quite nice for the yeasty, wheat, and grainy flavors of the brew, while the carbonation kept it rather refreshing and crisp. Rather nice overall.

Overall – A decent Belgian Pale ale with a bit more grass and grain and a bit less banana and spice then the typical. Overall it is a bit drier in nature and a rather nice Belgian Pale ale to give a go too.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Rob S, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Aromas of banana and clove with a hint of pepper, sweet sugary malt and a hint of citrus. The flavor follows the aroma. Yeasty bready sweet citrus clove and banana with a hint of earthy tartness that I wasn't expecting. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick bubbly mouthfeel. Decent brew but nothing horribly exciting.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of timbobandit
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle has quite a bit of age on it. Had it fresh and loved it. This happens to be a bottle i had sitting in my fridge for a while.crystal clear golden color a finger of white head. Nice sweet belgian scented nose, banana and clove, still some earthy hop presence. For being pretty old, pretty clean still. Sweet malt, prickly carbonation, fluffy light-medium bodied. Belgian yeasty nuance, just enough hop to balance things, faint lingering bitterness with some lingering sweetness and a touch of alcohol probably from the age, Still drinks really great.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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