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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2008
750 ml bottle - thanks to goldtwins for the trade; slight gusher; pours dark yellow-orange with a yellow glow around and nice dark center; slight haze to it; definitely hot as others have said, but other than that, this beer is pretty damn good; apple pie description is accurate - apple, brown sugar and alcohol; drinks sweet and hot with slight chewy texture; nose is king on this one

3.5
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2008 750ml bottle...... orange brown pour that allowed some light to pass through. thinnish white head topped it off..... lots of brandy barrel notes coming through in the nose. very sweet at its core with lighter apple accents that made me think of sweet apple cider. dominated by the brandy which isn’t always a bad thing and i didn’t mind it too much..... flavors included the aforementioned sweet brandy and not as assertive green apples. mouthfeel was fizzy and lively. unfortunately, this was just overwhelmingly hot and boozy such that the it left a burning sensation going down my throat and even the vapors made their way through my nose. it was all a little too much. it’ll get you buzzed though so its got that goin for it!

2.2
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bottle courtesy gunhaver. Let me just say that Captain Lawrence Brewing Company should be sued for false advertisement. While the beer was golden it certainly wasn’t delicious. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a one finger white head that fades to a ring. Aroma of citrus laced alcohol, oak, and a hint of green apples. Taste is loaded with hot alcohol, rotten citrus, oak, and a hint of green apples. Meium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and astringent finish. This beer sucks!!!

3.2
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2008
750ml bottle. thanks to pantanap for sharing. pours hazy golden with white head. big aroma of apple, alc, tar, cotton candy. flavor is appley, alc, musty, caramel, boozy finish. too sweet and hot.

3.2
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2008
In short: Some kind of sweet woody apple/brandy carbonated drink. Unusual but not a very successful experiment.
How: Bottle 750ml, about 3 months old. Shared with Montreal rew. From pzzl, thanks a lot Andy!
The look: Cloudy golden body with lots of particle and even some monstrous big chunks. No much head to speak of
In long: The three dominant flavours to me were wood, apples, alcohol. I liked the strong woody barrel notes but I didn’t care for the the sweet apple juice and the very much apparent alcohol didn’t. I could really feel the brandy here. Rather sweet beer but not in a big-malted-body-sweet kind of way. Sweet in a sweetened-apple-juice kind of way. Forget about hops, malt profile or stuff like that. Barely a beer to me, more a distant cousin of a below average ice-cider. This is the weakest Captain Lawrence Barrel experiment, but it is so different from the others that it’s like comparing apples and…euh… it’s like comparing apples brandy barrels and grapes wine barrels.

3.5
beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2008
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet, fruity and yeasty. Goof flavor of wood, apples and yeast, alcohol vapors are there also. The body is medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. It’s a good beer, but I expected more.

4.1
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
750ml bottle shared by pepsican. Thanks Andy. Poured a hazy medium orange color. A bit of sediment was floating around. The head was fizzy and white. Pleasant aroma of apple, booze, toffee, and light buttery caramel. Kind of like a caramel apple. Fairly effervescent with a warming alcohol effect. Tasted of distinct brandy, pancake, light apple, vanilla, and a splash of champaign. I really liked this one.

4
heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Bottled, thanks for sharing pepsican. The body was hazy gold with a white head. The aroma was sour apples with some oaky vanilla. The taste was calvados with some strong booze. There was also some vanilla and Wheaties. A decent brew.

3.9
DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2008 pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma is apple and oak. Lots of oaky goodness in the flavor, some brandy and apple notes, some citrus. Finished less boozy than expected.

3.4
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 750ml [email protected] Beach Throwdown-pours a disappearing white head and gold color with brown tint. Aroma is citrus, alcohol, perfumy, spicy. Taste is citrus/apple, alcohol, perfumy, spicy/woody-brandy. Thanks mgumby10 for sharing. 121115-shared by Matt, thanks


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