Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pmlondrigan:
3.88/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Captain Lawrence extra gold American triple poured into my Orval chalice. I haven't had this one in a while. Immediately struck by how crisp and golden the beer was, but slightly disappointed in the lack of a pillowy head. The beer does not leave heavy lacing, but is attractive never the less. The "American-ness" of this triple is apparent right away, having taken a deep wiff I expected much more of a fruity aroma but found more of a hoppy aroma. Although unexpected the aroma was pleasant and well balanced, there is some fruit in there and yeasty aromas.
This beer has great flavor and is nicely balanced. It is slightly spicy with a distinct vegetal green character from the hops. There are less yeasty flavors then I am accustomed to in a triple, but that's probably because it is an American Triple style. Never the less the beer has a clean crisp quality and there is just the ever so faintest taste of alcohol in the finish. Tasty...period.
The mouth feel is lovely, perhaps could be a little bit more carbonated. But the beer has nice body. As mentioned the alcohol is hidden rather well making this beer rather drinkable.
Oh boy, my first review...been a beer geek for a while and have known about BA for some time. Thought it was time to start rating. Cheers All
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2010 03:57:04 | More by pmlondrigan
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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.