Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by NoLiberty:
4.18/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
App: Sediment is very light and took a while to settle down. But once nicely relaxed the beer pours a clear golden. The color is consistent throughout. A very active beer and throws out a nice big airy head that mellows into a steady covering for the full drink. Nice carbonation.
Aroma: I really like this nose but understand it's certainly not your traditional Belgian Tripel. But since Scott comes right out and presents it as such then I'm happy with the results. A really nice balance of honey sweetness, fruit hopiness, and subtle spiciness. Underlaying notes of hay, fresh apple cider and honeysuckle.
Taste: The taste is clean, fresh, warm and refreshing. Like the nose the light candy sweetness is balanced by fruity hop and subtle pine hop characteristics. Pear, apple comes through up front, then a clean honey middle followed by a mild hop dryness and slight bite at the end. Aftertaste is clean and refined.
Mouth: Light to medium bodied, with a full carbonation, almost a little too big. Carb is sharp and crisp. The water also seems a little sharp maybe something with filtration. But it doesn't have the softness that we love in a true Belgian tripel.
Drink: Yeah, could...in fact did finish this 750 myself. Nice. Would certainly like more and I'm sure I would have the same tastes and experience from first sip to last.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2008 05:36:49 | More by NoLiberty
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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 327 ratings.