Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tayner:
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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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
3.14/5 rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours clear gold with a two finger white head, which has decent retention and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma has peaches, pears, citrus, pepper, coriander, and Belgian yeast. Not quite as nice of an aroma as the best Tripels have, but still pretty good.
Tastes more bitter and less sweet than most Tripels. There are peaches, pears, alcohol, pepper, coriander, Belgian yeast, and quite a bit of hop bitterness from the citrus flavored hops. The alcohol is not hidden as well as I would like it to be, but is not overly boozy.
Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Has a somewhat boozy aftertaste. Not made as well as I would have hoped for, but I'm glad I had a chance to try this.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2013 01:30:14 | More by hardy008
Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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