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Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Xtra Gold TripelXtra Gold Tripel

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 62
Gots: 39 | FT: 4
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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tayner

Arizona

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml brown bottle from october 2007 which has been stored in my DBF until now.

This one poured an apricot color, very clear, with a white head that disipated quite quickly and did not leave much, if any lacing. I didnt realize until this point it was 10% abv.

Smell is hops up front, citrus and floral, with some sugary sweetness beyond that. Smells almost like an IPA in the nose.

I am not getting much of the traditional "belgian" flavors from this that I expected when i saw it was a tripel.. instead I am getting a definite american take on the style with a big sweet malt body with lots of hops. It is very similar to me like an IIPA, only very balanced and not overly bitter. The very back end of this has a very slight banana and bready yeast flavor that I expected up front showing through. As it warms it goes from being a DIPA to a Tripel in the belgian style way with more hops. man, confusing LOL

A little thin in the mouthfeel for me, but that goes along with the style, so I cant mark it down for that.

I am having this with lunch, on a workday, which might be a mistake, because a 750 of 10% (which is EXTREMELY well hidden) might make for a very unproductive afternoon, but what can i do now, its open! I have one more of these I am cherishing now I think.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2008 18:52:05 | More by tayner
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Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.