Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bnewall3:
4.13/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I want to start by saying I normally don't like tripels because of the clove and banana notes.
But this is another story because of the american hops. For some reason going into this I thought it was going to be like their year round Liquid Gold which has all those qualities I don't like, but boy was I wrong
Served in Tulip Glass
app- golden yellow with a very thick carbonated head, about 2.5 inches that takes a good few minutes to dissipate.
smell- this is where I smell the tripel. Floral, clove, a little grassy, and a vague hint of lemon at the finish.
taste- not too too carbonated which I love. Up front you get the malty sweetness and the slight clove is evident throughout, but the slightness is the key. The hops are up front more than I thought with a slight pine throughout and it is what makes this beer a 4 out of 5 for me.
Overall- I dont know if they are the first to do this, but its my first american tripel and the Captain does it again. I seriously love everything I've had from them except liquid gold. First tripel I could say I really liked, almost loved
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2012 04:01:19 | More by bnewall3
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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.