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Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

345 Ratings
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 63
Gots: 44 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 08-14-2006)
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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz pint on tap at Little Town in Union Square.

Poured a very clear soft gold with almost no head. The lacing was disappointing as there was no retention on the glass.

Smell was not overly fragrant. Some citrus notes but mostly floral, grain, yeast, and clove.

The taste was surprising for a tripel. Lightly carbonated, some malt sweetness, that dash of clove but a generous heaping of hops up front (which was rather pleasant).

Quit enjoyable tripel. The 10% alcohol was barely evident. This is a well done hop forward beer that went down a little too easy.

WheelsPSU, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Much thanks to DaSolomon.

This is easily the most clear tripel I've seen. Golden brass yellow, even with a touch of haze showing off a perfect middle column of rising carbonation in the middle, with green hue like edges as well. Big rocking white head with even pinhead bubbles throughout and lots of staying power. Real impressive looking beer.

Real unique nose. Candy like aromas of grass, but not in a Belgian sweet way. Airy and light with a bit of powdered strawberry. Clean. Solid, but doesn't give me the impression this is a tripel.

Palate fills with a crisp wine like refreshment. Almost too crisp in feel as it doesn't have much malt sweetness or dense body. Wine like green grape appeal, and a spicy character. Very hop forward for a tripel almost too much, and the hops actually dominate. Warmth kicks in with multiple sips but not an overpowering alcohol heat.

Overall this is a well made beer, but this isn't the ultimate tripel for myself. Wouldn't turn this down though for a second, and its an interesting take on the style.

smakawhat, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrus and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose along with some hints of peppery spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the citrus and tropical fruit flavors aren't quite as prominent. Notes pepper spices and hints of candi sugar are present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is not your typical type of tripel and is quite interesting as it has some hop aromas and flavors that you would expect to find in an IPA (but without any bitterness).

metter98, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of Sspeer1
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Sspeer1, Thursday at 09:36 PM
Photo of Jsonta
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Jsonta, Wednesday at 02:12 AM
Photo of Martelljw2
3.12/5  rDev -22.8%

Martelljw2, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of seedyone
3/5  rDev -25.7%

From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not the best triple I've had but not bad. I'm a big Belgian fan & this lacks the balance to the sweet side that I anticipated. I'd like to find it on tap to be sure.

seedyone, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of SebD
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of floral notes, apples, grapefruit, slight citrus, Belgian yeast, cloves and coriander.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a tone of floral notes, apples, some tropical notes of grapefruit, citrus and lemon, fruit punch, Belgian yeast, some cloves and light coriander.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

SebD, Nov 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Ronan201, Nov 05, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

dank203, Oct 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

dkw0063, Oct 08, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

smithj4, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.