Golden Delicious | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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603 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:
603
Reviews:
212
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.99%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
106
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justintcoons
3.06/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed chalice.

Appearance
Hazy gold with 1+ fingers of white head. Light carbonation.

Nose
Apple brandy, apple cider, cinnamon, wood, and caramel cubes.

Taste
Apple brandy liquor flavors. Toffee and caramel cubes. Apple cider and golden delicious pulp. Pale candy sugar with hints of oak and cinnamon booziness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, oily, boozy, and warming.

Overall
Has some well integrated apple brandy flavors, but man this is a boozy one.

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Photo of Prost76
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kabonski
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Good alcohol burn, refreshing, and crisp, all at once. This one is a sipper for sure. You can really pick up the apple brandy in it!

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrob22278
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsm45
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrStiffington
4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickKellyCT
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good sipper for fall, a bit boozy. Definitely tastes like a barrel aged tripel, except you also get a little hint of that apple flavoring.

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Photo of jrand2621
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of renwickm
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spark3148857
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014 release poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of apples along with Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, brandy, honey and touches of hops and alcohol.

T: The taste starts out with a strong barrel-aging essence up front that is quickly followed by a mildly tart of apple flavor, transitioning into sweet flavors of brandy, caramel and some citrus. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. There is a little bit of a subdued alcohol bite. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down dangerously easy, not too filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to sip for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of NickyPogs
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seanchai
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfstilling
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bgold86
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my all-time favorite aged beers. Lots of sweetness, lots of apples and vanilla. Really smooth easy sipper for 12% abv.

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Golden Delicious from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 603 ratings.
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