Golden Delicious | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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3.9/5
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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
Ranking:
#8,231
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
627
pDev:
14.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
109
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110
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 627 |  Reviews: 218
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pale straw yellow with a small amount of white head.

S - Belgian yeast, apple cider, brandy, oak.

T - Lots of oak up front that is complimented by Belgian yeast, candy sugar, apple (faint) and bready malts. The alcohol is slightly noticeable.

M - Medium body, light carbonation.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-How could this not pour golden? Cloudy body. Head fizzles off to almost nothing. Minimal lacing.

S-Yikes the booze sets in quickly. Apple brandy. Light woodiness. Behind the unique characteristics is a Tripel. Pronounced yeast and liquor-soaked bread. Decent touch of honey as well.

T-Starts off pleasant. The apple brandy is very defined. Then the Tripel components kick in. Yeasty and spicy. Unfortunately, the booze sets in and melds with the brandy flavor to make a stinging artificial apple alcoholic finish.

M-The booze burns the tongue and leeches out all the moisture. Syrupy with a bit of carbonation. Body is not huge but its hefty enough. The apple brandy lingers for days.

O/D-The first few sips I enjoyed. The last few I really did not like very much. Too bold with the apple brandy flavor and quite boozy. Started off well then deteriorated quickly. I respect the effort to make something new and unusual.

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Photo of bnewall3
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

App-Lighter than I expected from what the people at the brewery said. Golden Straw like color with a small white head, very appealing since I knew although it looked like a american light lager it wouldnt taste like one.
Aroma- Awesome, pure greatness. Apple brandy and slight yeasty bread with a hint of american hops
Mouth-Slight carb which I love and thin enough to make it easy drinking but full enough to prove its quality.
Taste-Well Rounded awesome apple taste, balanced with good malt and american hops. The base Xtra Gold is still there with a solid apple tartness. Kind of a sourness to it which makes the beer complex while still drinkable.
Overall- I just love it and everything Captain Lawrence has done thus far. There DIPA is one of the east coasts best if you ask me and this is the first apple brandy beer I've had and I cant see it being second to any other.

Side Note- Should def not be classified as a Triple, The base beer is an American Triple and this is and american sour aged beer. New category should be made lol if not switched cause ppl may get the wrong idea and not want to try this beer.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at Captain Lawrence.

The beer is indeed golden colord with a thick whit head. The aroma offers yeast, light spice, malt, booze. Brandy emerges more in the flavor, as well as prominent apple and pears throughout. A bit hot in both the aroma and flavor. Oak character emerges more as the beer warms. Lingering alcoholic warmth with a touch of spices and yeast. Slightly sweet and fruity. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Overall, this was a fun beer to try, but not among my favorites of the style.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours...both golden and delicious. There is a half inch of a fluffy white head that leaves behind some sticky lacing and a perpetual, thin white halo. The nose is slightly tart and boozy reminiscent of apples, but certainly not screaming apple pie. Almost no yeast detectable in the beer's nose. The taste is the same with a big hit of brandy followed by a dry apple finish. The mouthfeel is slightly buttery and tart, and it's definitely boozy, but still drinkable. Guaranteed to burn with a 12%abv, which is much more prevalent as the beer warms. Overall this beer was quite taste and different, but didn't win me over.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of davey101
4.82/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip. Long time want of mine, thanks for the trade OsNJCB! No idea on the age on this beer but I assume somewhat fresh.

A - Nice and clear amber body. Lots of rising carbonation. Initial pour yields a three finger high white head. Settles down to a neat cap with thick edging. Really tiny bubbles. Decent lacing with great retention. Has some alcoholic legs after swirling.

S - Huge Calvados presence. Tart and sweet apples, a layer of spice, oak and vanilla tannins. A bit of an earthy and lemon presence from the base beer, but it seems like the barrels are taking over here. Some burning alcohol. Smells like a barrel aged sweet apple liqueur.

T - Tart apples and some earthy spice followed by a large alcohol presence. Notes of oak, vanilla, hay and Belgian yeast. Rich butterscotch and caramel in the aftertaste. Mouth feel is silky, creamy and coating with a high level of carbonation.

O - Wow. This beer is out there. The rich butterscotch flavors in the aftertaste just plays so wonderfully off of the initial tart and sweet apple flavors. The spice and yeast from the base beer just adds to the complexity. Its boozy, but in the best way possible. Major props to Captain Lawrence for making such an interesting and unique beer. Crazy delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of danedelman
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-overflowed after opening. Seemed like it was an old bottle due to the dust on it and the sediment floaters and head. Laced nicely as I drank.

S-lemongrass and a bit of funk to it. Apples/pineapple/grapefruit are strong inthe smell. Great idea for this style.

T-same as the nose. zero booze for the 12%abv. Apple and pineapple are strong overpowering any signs of belgian yeast. Very tasty.

M-medium body and full of carbonation. Great beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours a golden blonde color that's partly cloudy. The head is small and white and good lacing occurs after the pour.

A-Lots of fruit such as apples, grapes, hints of pineapple, orange and a little lemon zest. Sme malt overtones along with some wood character as well. Little brandy in there but I had to really search for it.

T-like taking a bite off a fresh fruit of eclectic flavor. Just a bodacious fruit explosion in your palate. Gapes and apples there again with some hints of malt and honey. Slight hints of brandy too but not an overwhelming alcohol taste.

M-crisp and a little dry on the finish. But the brandy really sneaks up on the aftertaste with a nice fizz.

O-this is one nice brew. Would love to have more. The apple brandy is just a great combo with this style.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of scottfrie
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to codewarrior for this one! 750ml bottle split with friends.

A: Pours a hazy bright apple juice/apricot color with a short lived white head that faded into a fuzzy scum that left spotty lacing down the glass.
S: Sweet notes of fruit juice, boozy brandy and a little bit of honey. Smells like it sounds.
T: I get flavors of the juice from sweet golden fruits, honey, white grapes, brandy, green apples and a pretty crisp and clean apple finish. Brandy is warming in the aftertaste.
M: Fizzy but soft carbonation with big bubbles. Medium thick body. Greasy and slick mouthfeel. Warming alcohol, but for 12% this is very smooth.
O: I was a bit skeptical but I thought this was really well done. Crisp tripel flavors with an interesting apple brandy complexity. Sweet but drinkable. I would drink this again.

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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 627 ratings