Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hopdaemon39:
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750 ml bomber into a tulip- pours a clear yellow color with two fingers of fluffy white head, decent retention, a disappointing lack of the traditional lacing.
Smell is wonderful- very pleasant combination of Amarillo hops (floral, slightly citrusy), some yeast and a little sugar.
Taste is a little heavier on the yeast than the smell would indicate- however it's very nice. Earthy hop flavor up front (interesting) mixed with the yeast, followed by sugar, to finish with a mix of hops and yeast (again, a little more of an accent on the yeast).
Mouthfeel is nice but perhaps not traditional- lighter mouthfeel (medium light), moderate carbonation, not any resin but an earthy feel. This tripel is out of the ordinary but they do specify that it's an "American Tripel" and not trying to imitate the Belgian tradition. A lovely beer, nothing wonderfully sophisticated except how hidden the alcohol is, but very nice to drink.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2012 02:03:22 | More by Hopdaemon39
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3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2014 12:22:14 | More by WheelsPSU
Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.