Golden Delicious | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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602 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Triple Aged In Apple Brandy Barrels

Added by mcallister on 02-01-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
602
Reviews:
211
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
106
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 602 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of Rutager
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another new one from a brewery I haven't tried nearly enough of. Courtesy of Msquared2, thank you!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy yellow gold with almost two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell. Sweet apples and a little spice, some fruity belgian yeast and light grains.

Taste. Fruity belgian yeast and golden apples, imagine that! A little light grainy malt and some fusel alcohol.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium+ carbonation. A little astringent alcohol, but not all that hot considering the high abv.

Overall. The apple flavours go great with the style, but the alcohol taste wasn't very welcome. Glad to try it.

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Photo of brystmar
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of AleApostle
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This unique brew is a cloudy yellow tan color with a fantastic creamy white head and blanketing lacing. The aroma brings a wild apple clove and flaky pie crust nuances. Very nice and intriguing. The flavor offers a definitive sweet clove and vegetable hop with a mild corn whisky vibe and orange caramel. There's a little alcohol but it blends well. Medium light bodied with a smooth but spritzy feel with balanced carbonation. Unusual but an enjoyable blend of apple and a trippel. Bravo!

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

There's no vintage date on the bottle that I can find, but I believe this is from 2008 Batch 2 its in a green bottle, and thanks to McAllister for the opportunity.
Opened over the sink just in case. Pours a deep clear golden color with a decent white head that dissipates almost instantly. Smells of apple, oak tannins, vanilla, ethanol, sweet fruit, and light sugars. The flavor is a little hot There's lots of sweet fruitiness up front mixed with a bit of sweet brandy then a solid shot of alcohol and oak. Then we get some non descript spices and an earthy flavor. Yeasty esters and sweet light sugary malt fight against a lingering alcohol burn in the finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet hot mouthfeel. This is kind of a hodge-podge of flavors and its a bit hot even after a few years. That being said, I really enjoyed this beer.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Not sure of the date, but purchased at the brewery in July '12. Poured this one into an unmarked snifter.

A: Pours out a pretty clear light orange yellow color. Head is only a slight ring of bubbled white. Some lacing bits are left when you swirl. It's a pretty looking tripel.

S: Pulling that brandy barrel. Nice oak notes giving off some light vanilla. I think I am getting some of the apple sweet notes? Some Belgian yeast notes: peppery spice, breadiness. You also get a touch of hops.

T: Up front you actually get some hop bitterness. Must be from the Amarillo dry hopping. Then you start to get the barrel character: light vanilla, some wood, etc. Sweet apple goodness in the middle. Delicious for sure. More of the traditional tripel characteristics towards the back end. Sweet, dry finish.

M: Medium leading to full.

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Photo of rdilauro
2.89/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost from the time I opened this bottle, I knew I was not going to find it that appealing. So true,the bouquet to me was masked with aot of malt. It was hard to distinguish other attributes.

The taste was someone un-easy. Almost like an apple that just isnt right.

This type is just not my type of beer. I generally love anything that they make there.

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Photo of rutgersjpm
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 602 ratings.
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