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Don't let the golden color fool you - this isn't your father's lite beer! Brewed with imported German malts and US-grown hops, this beer is a full-flavored introduction to craft-brewed beer. We add the hops late in the boil, allowing you to enjoy the flavor and aroma of the hops without an aggressive bitterness. Sensory Profile: Aromas of orange, spice, and green grass. Clean malt-dominated flavor, with a subdued bitterness playing in the background of the aromas of this beer. Food Pairing: A great match with fish and chicken, both sautťed and grilled, especially with citrus and herbs preparations. Shellfish steamed in Liquid Gold is a match made in beer heaven.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1491) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 26, 2008
On tap as the guest brew at Keegan Ales today for lunch with the wife. How does she put up with me? Deep gold pour with dense small white head. Wavy bell curve like legs that sloww reduce to cheese-cloth webbing. Full bodied and unpretentious malts fill your tastebuds with cloves and corriander whilst teasing you. Balanced hops crep into the main body and slow steal your taste buds and secretly place them in the finish hops. You wonder ..."how did that happen?" and take another mouthfull only to repeat the same question. Fantastic with the buffalo chicken wrap.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Gold in color with a white head. Pithy citrus aroma. Grassy and spicy. Light hops and balanced malt character. Not great but well done. Bubbly. Has a weird, metallic malty note to it, but other than that, its nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 On tap at the brewery. Pours a golden orange with a nice creamy white head. Aroma and taste of orange, citrus, spices. The flavors complemented each other very well. Very good beer, drinks smoothly. 7/4/7/4/14

Update 7/29/08: Growler from Big Z. Just as awesome as I first thought. Nice light, spritzy spices with some light fruits in the background. SO SO drinkable that I must improve its rating. 7/4/8/4/15

Another update 8/6/08: Another growler from Big Z (I canít get enough of this beer!). Got a lot of melon (melon rind, honeydew, cantelope) from this one. As well as more citrus. This beer has become my ultimate session beer; it is that awesome. In fairness to this exquisite brew, I must bump its rating yet again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of oranges, spices, grassy/floral hops. Hmm. They seem to have gotten their commercial description right on. Flavor gets fuller and fuller, never becomes rough at the edges, hops are always there but kept in check, pleasant fruitiness/golden earthiness (maybe by this I mean honey) grows and grows and circles. Just got better and better for me the more I drank. I guess that would make it a stellar brew to session. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2008
Tap. I was serving this to other people while trying it out myself. It tasted like a strong tripel with a big dose of coriander and spiced grains. The hops were present in the overall smooth and muscular taste. I was serving this along side a Hefeweizen and the two also tasted great together.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12oz hand-bottle from MrBendo - thanks, Todd!! Nice ebullient pour, suiting the bright gold color. Lively and fast-dissipating head, with some modest lacing. Lovely fruity aroma, picking up pears specifically but certainly some floral and citrus notes in there too. As I got into it, thereís definitely a nicely integrated malt flavor, but very smooth and not bready in the least. The pear notes continue, and my overriding impression is that this is the beer equivalent of a bright October afternoon. Iíve had to have anything from Captain L that I didnít enjoy tremendously.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Growler, via BA gpcollen1. Pours a bright, clear, goldenrod under a one finger fizzy white head that all but disappeared withing seconds. A slight bit of lacing remained. The nose is quite delicate and light with a citrus fruitiness and a bit of perfumy hoppiness. Extremely clean smelling. The flavor is very agreeable and extremely drinkable, Iím drinking down this growler much quicker than expected. Very clean pale malt with touches of honey is the mainstay with a minimally bitter, yet still hoppy, lightly spicy fruity finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and crisp with nice soft fizzy carbonation. This really doesnít bowl you over on any front, but itís the most drinkable beer Iíve had in a while. Excellent. Captain Lawrence is really putting out quality stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Poured gold with a long lasting white head. Aroma of fruit, bread, and spice. Started off with some fruit and finished with a tad bit of spice. As it warmed it tasted more like bread. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Clear golden yellow. Gentle white head, fully lasting. A clean and very herbal belgian ale. Strawy maltiness meets a fine complement in the shape of the multi-layered herbal aromatics. Soft noble hops, grassy, spicy. Dry on the palate. Grainy malt profile, but blending nicely with the yeastís breadiness. All in cleanliness. Not the most characterful offering of its kind, but drinkable and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Growler; a week old. Pours fairly clear with a white gold hue; frothy milk and lots of sticky lacing follow it down. Aroma is distinctive and fragrant, first of many spices, minerals and flowers; iron water, cloves, dandelions, mint leaves, ginger. In the middle an airy farmhouse stink of wet hay and animal troughs wafts in an out. Tart half-fermented apple juice, honey, and butter croissant toward the back; brilliant balanced, with confident but subtle character. Taste is a delicate harmony of hops, herbs, and soft funk; baked pineapple and pear dusted lightly with cinnamon, clove, and ground flower petals, juiced with a lemon. Palate is soft and sprightly, graceful in the mouth but full of character and zest. Finishes with an acidic burst of peach juice which cleanses the back of the throat for a full pulse of doughy, sweet malt redolent of pancake batter and warm cinnamon roll. Incredible; tantalizingly nuanced and a joy to drink. Thanks Jason!


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