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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Batch 1 (2008) and Batch 2 (2010) of Captain Lawrence’s Extra Gold aged in apple brandy barrels. There’s nothing quite likes Mom’s apple pie…But I am willing to bet this beer is pretty darn close. An American Tripel, dry-hoped with Amarillo hops and aged in Apple Brandy barrels from one of this country’s oldest distilleries. The tropical aroma of the hops and the delicate apple aroma from the barrels are a perfect match


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a clear golden color and has a small white head on it. Aroma of some yeast, grass, and apple. Taste followed the nose. I enjoyed the appleflavor that the beer got from aging. I felt this was easy to drink and didn’t notice the alcohol from the 10%. It was dry throughout, but I liked that about it. Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2014
APPEARANCE - Cloudy, 2-finger head that dissipates slowly. Light colored. Good lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Hops, gruit, floral, sweet. TASTE - Hops, sweet, citrus, apple. ABV somewhat hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, drier than expected, light, effervescent, crisp, refreshing. VALUE - $10 for a 12 oz. glass - not that bad for a specialty beer at a restaurant. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Lacks the usual kick you get from Tripels. Surprisingly dry. Halfway between hard cider and an Imperial IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JBPortland (924) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 6, 2014
12oz bottle pours clear gold with a finger of head. Nose is boozy spice, some apple, light grain, medicinal, vanilla. Taste is boozy spirits, some spice, grainy malt, apple, some yeast spice and fruit notes. Harsh. Finish is round mild oak, dry bready grain, some semi sweet white grape and apple. Doesn’t really mesh well for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2014
On tap @ KBF 2014. Pours a hazy, golden color with a short white head. The aroma has a Belgian yeast character, sweet malt, and apples, with a subtle woody oak. The taste follows the aroma with the yeast coming through on the palate along with lots of alcohol from the apple brandy. It is a bit to sweet and boozy. Medium body, slightly syrupy, with lighter prickly carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (399) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to Ken. Pours a deep gold, lasting white head. Aroma is apple, brandy, booze, wood, stale hops. Flavor is sweet apple pie, brandy / bourbon. Big beer, sweet booze, pretty unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12oz bottle (2014) from WineWorks (Marlton). Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a finger of foamy white head. Big boozy aroma of Apple brandy, with some notes of caramel, cinnamon, and wood. Taste of rotted apples, earthy hops, grass, brandy, wood, and lots of warming alcohol burn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at The Ginger Man, New York, NY. A light golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, fruity, yeasty, Belgian aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, fruity, apple, yeasty, and quite Belgian in character.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobaidan (516) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours gold with a smallish head of white bubbles. Aroma kind of smells like an apple wine. I bit thick in mouth feel, but lots of bubbles. Flavor is very boozy with apple undertones and a sweetness up front. After taste is actually really good with a lingering apple presence. I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3552) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn tap: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is strange, definitely like nothing that I had before. Plenty of sugar, pie, some hops. The taste is what I didn’t really like. I found this beer generally hard to stomach. It seemed to me to be just too much of something. It wasn’t exactly the high alcohol content. Nor was it too much apple brandy. It was something about the whole package that just didn’t speak to me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3460) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle, bottled on 17-09-2014, really fresh. Pours a clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is really calvados forward, bright calvados profile, apple brandy, oaky notes, light vanilla, fruity boozy notes. Taste of calvados, nice apple flavor, discreet Belgian yeast, very clean flavor profile, crisp grain, really well attenuated. Palate is full bodied with good carbonation. Solid beer, very clean and very drinkable for the ABV (11% on this bottle).


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