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:
#17,086
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
607
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Photo of CloudStrife
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear light golden yellow with a 1 finger white head. Lots of visible carbonation in the body. No real lacing.

S: First thing that I notice is a banana like yeast characteristic. Has a farmhouse or saison sort of a pale malting to it. Certainly has a belgian twist to it.

T: Light banana and a nice belgian yeastiness. One of the better American attempts at a Belgian style. Focuses on the yeast and it comes through. Well balanced, moderate hopping with a sweet malt finish.

M: Fairly light on the tongue but still creamy in mouthfeel. Bit of a booze bite but not much. Easy drinking, good finish certainly has some authenticity.

Overall another tasty Captain Lawrence, been impressed with everything from them so far. Recommended to any belgian fans.

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

A: Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard-issue pint glass. A pale-white, 1-finger head emerged, then dissipated to a thin wispy ring. Minimal lacing, and a slightly hazy, extremely pale yellow body remained. Almost the color of bad water...

S: Spicy and light, with banana bread notes, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, pepper and bready yeast. A tad watery on the nose, otherwise great.

T: Spicy, buttery, peppery. A mild blend of crystal malts and some American hops makes this a bit different than your typical Belgian Ale, flavor-wise. It has a mild citrus/spice up-front with an orange/anise middle and a slightly hoppy finish. Overall the flavor is a touch watered-down, which gives it a session feel, but also robs flavor. Notes of citrus (lemon and orange,) spice (nutmeg and cloves,) vanilla, all with a touch of pine hops and notes of butter.

M: Can something be chewy and watery? I suppose the answer is yes. The feel is standard-issue unfiltered Belgian, but there is a watered-down spine that robs it of true character. It doesn't stick with you long after swallowed, but it's nice enough while it's there.

O: A pleasant and crisp beer for those looking for a lighter version of your favorite Belgian Ale. Not risking much, but hitting the mark where it tries, I'd say give it a whirl and don't expect the world.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ThePorterSorter for sharing this.

Poured from a bottle into a 12oz. mug.

Appearance- Haystack gold with a bubbly, fizzy head that quickly fades into a frothy quarter-inch residual head. Not much to speak of. Bubbles bursting from underneath, all over the glass gives this a fun champagne-like vibe. The name does it justice. Looks like gold.

Smell- Spice, strong Belgian yeastiness, dry barnyard air. Finishes with sweet, bready malts. Smells like a Belgian style.

Taste- Sweet alfalfa, straw, a blend of spices- coriander, nutmeg, allspice. Finishes with hints of corn and rice malts. Only a hint of bitterness. Not much hop character to speak of. Perhaps drowned out by the spiciness. Surprisingly sweet for a Belgian style.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, light and fizzy. Just like it looks. Very champagne-like texture.

Overall- Truth be told, I am not big on "golden" ales. I usually find them lacking in substance, and not much more complex than full flavor macro brews. This one however, was a bit more palatable. Easy drinking and smooth, without overpowering flavors akin to some Belgian styles. When I think Belgian, the term "bold" usually comes to mind. Strong sipping beer rather than beer that can be consumed quickly. Though this one is a bit bland, I still find it refreshing and sessionable. At 6% ABV, it doesn't even seem that strong. This one might be a great Belgian for Summertime.

Cheers.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours yellow gold with a small head that quickly dissipates

S - Fruity and spicy esters, with hints of apples and some bubblegum. It does smell a bit musty and stale.

T- Similar to the smell. Dry and spicy with hints of banana, bubblegum, and apple. I'm still getting that musty stale flavor as well which is disappointing.

M - A thin slightly watery body with sharp prickly carbonation

Overall a pretty good example of a BPA. Crisp and refreshing but the mustiness is throwing me off.

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3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks very unrefined. Foggy yellow with thin white soapy head; no lacing.

Banana, very Belgian, bready, clovey.

Watery, thin, strong bitterness, cloves, banana, pepper, dry, sweet from Belgian yeast, bready, overly carbonated. Slightly past due.

This brew is out of balance and could use refining. Recommended, but not over the top. Glad I tired it, but I believe CL would do better on their next brew..

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Liquid Gold from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 607 ratings