Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by yeastsipper:
3.8/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle received as an extra in trade with fogdog. Much appreciated.
Beer looks the color of grapefruit peel, a yellow with a touch of cloudy pink. Two very dominant smells - the hops and honey. It smells almost apple juice like. Some apple, lemon and grapefruit notes as well. Interesting flavor - not sure I love it - but interesting. At first, you get the apples and sweetness of the tripel, followed by the bitterness of the hops, which linger for a few seconds before falling off. Same flavors as the nose - tart citrus and apples, even some tropical fruits. As the beer warms, the tripel style becomes more prominent, the hops less. Nice mouthfeel.
Interesting beer. I like it, but don't 'love' it. I put this with Cali-Belgique and Le Freak. For me, Le Freak is solidly the best, with Xtra Gold way ahead of Stone Cali-Belgique.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2009 06:33:49 | More by yeastsipper
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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.
91 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.