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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricke (476) - Malme, - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle. Hazy yellow color with a big white head. The aroma is hoppy with notes of lemon peel, spices, yeast and mild apple hints. The flavor is sweet and spicy with plenty of citric hop notes. Yeasty and basically mostly just a hoppy tripel. Some oak and floral/fruity notes. The apples are there, but hard to pick out exactly as apples. The finish is somewhat pehnolic with mild hints of alcohol and notes of hops and ripe fruits. Medium body, effervescent and oily texture. Quite good, but the apple brandy character was really subtle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 1, 2015
On tap at blend. Lots of Wang. And Sour apple wang. Urine. Not good. Yuck.......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5021) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Pours deep clear gold into a tulip. Bright white creamy head with excellent retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Caramel apple aromas. Thick with sweet hot caramel and apple upfront turning to warming oak before the hot, bitter earth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from trade with mikeq215. Poured light haze orange with lots of carb thick white head. Aroma sweet apple yeasty malty oak. Med carb and bod. Tastes light sour bitter oaky apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4537) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours bright, hazy yellow/gold with creamy white head. Aroma is apples, pears, booze, oak, faint vanilla, and faint cinnamon. Flavor is bready malts, pears, apples, brandy, Belgian yeast esters, faint hops, and a dry, oak finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Way too sweet and boozy. The hoppiness would be interesting if you could actually taste it over all the apple brandy...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Pours a cloudy pale orange to yellow with a large white head. light fruitiness with some pepper notes and some hay. Taste is full of fruit, mostly citrus. Not really picking out any barrel character, but the overall beer is extremely enjoyable, nice dry finish, but hindered by a touch of warming

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2014 bottle thanks to vtafaro. Pours sparkling clear orange golden with Persistent white foam. Good lacing. Nose is mildly funky, hints of Brett, tamarind, moving to buttery oak and excellent barrel. Taste is barrel forward with white chocolate and hints of calvados, mid palate is not as sweet or boozy as expected. Finish is chalky, dry, neutral. Easier to drink than expected with more complexity in the aroma than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1110) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
One of the better beers I’ve had lately. Starts out as a beautiful belgian triple with notes of apple in the aroam, and then shifts gears about half way through, with the barrels starting to play some funky notes as it finishes. Thanks Max!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (3023) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottled 09/17/2014. Thank you Bill/WassailWilly for sending. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a slightly hazy orange color with a moderately paced carbonation seen rising to feed a rapidly dissipating head. Light lacing speckled the glass in a messy sort of way. The smell started off with a soft yet slightly tart to sweet to light sour apple. Light spice interweaves itself in and out allowing a light breadiness to round it out. Light citrus and freshly cut grass roll in and out as it warms. The taste was semi-sweet and carried the sour back to lead to a crisp apple. A crisp and fresh subtle fresh grassy and sweet apple aftertaste starts and leads to subtle dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping to sessionable quality. Weird, it feels like I want to pound this, but the ABV isn’t exactly suspect. I really don’t feel the 11%, still I get this and believe it to be good. Did the ABV fade? I dunno. Overall, this is a wonderful tripel with the apple notes streaming all about in the aroma and taste. I’d probably love this on a hot summer’s evening watching the sun go down across a lake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2015
This is the only East Coast beer left in my cellar and we’re drinking it in celebration of the Patriots victory in Super Bowl EXLICKS. Big, cloudy golden with a rocky, white head. It smells a little old but the apple is very apparent on the nose, surprisingly sweet. In the mouth it’s very smooth, lightly sweet and very boozy. This is a very mellow beer that goes straight to your head. However, even though Apple brandy is maybe my favorite spirit, this beer leaves a good amount to be desired when it comes to complexity.

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