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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. The aroma is a strong oak and apples. Medium mouthfeel with strong apple spice and malt with very boozey finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2655) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
A: Golde Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Boozy, Mild Apples, Mild Yeast, Mildly Spicy T: Apples, Buttery, Brandy, Boozy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Boozy, Semi Cloying Overall, it has a definite presence of apples and the brandy barrels but that 12% packs a lot of punch and is definitely there to let you know it packs a punch too. Glad to have tried but probably wouldn’t revisit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
GABF 2013. Gold with good carbonation. Nose of rotting granny smith apples and booze. Apple funk, rustic earthiness, cheap brandy. Underdelivered for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours a nice gold with white head. Has a very subtle aroma of malt and hops. Goes down smooth with

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10909) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle at Churchkey. Pours clear gold to orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, perfume and citrus hops, pear and apple esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting malt, light alcohol, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2653) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottled. Cloudy pour yellow with white head. Strong fruit aroma. Taste is fruit s hops sugars and a dry cider. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Recent bottle in a trade. Light coloring that surprises with the strong brandy and apple tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
umich03jm (2901) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle from trade with blklab2007. Pours a cloudy light orange color with a foamy head lingers nicely. Aroma is tropical fruit, apples, and brandy. Taste starts off nicely with a light apple sweetness and some tropical fruit. Then the apple brandy barrel flavor just takes over. Finishes kinda hot. Not smooth at all and it’s a struggle to finish my glass. I think the barrel is just too strong for this base beer. Not my kinda beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9823) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s Restaurant. Mild apple, light apple juice colour. Hops understated, big on the tripel, and understated apple brandy. I would like more hops and apple brandy, but then it would be a different ale, Buteuse anyone?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1310) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Most recent vintage. Aroma is initially dominated by apple cider but that quickly fades and you get a solid amount of the barrel character. Solid pear and fruit esters along with some light malt character. Some alcohol spice in the aroma. Pours a cloudy golden orange, similar to cloudy apple juice. Moderately thick white head with fairly good retention. Light lacing and faint legs. Flavor starts with some slightly sweet malt character, but that quickly dissipates and is overwhelmed by apple brandy barrel. The finish is all barrel and alcohol. It unfortunately really overwhelms the base beer. Some fruit notes and moderate bitterness. Wow, I really don?t like the finish. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low but present astringency and moderate alcohol warmth. Overall this beer really missed the mark past the initial taste. The beer is dominated by barrel notes and really doesn?t offer much else. The bitterness also doesn?t work super well with the barrel finish. It actually gets better as it warms.

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