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Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

335 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 63
Gots: 42 | FT: 3
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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Photo of hardy008
3.14/5  rDev -22.7%

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.

hardy008, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of balinor
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

balinor, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of nookiebrown
4/5  rDev -1.5%

nookiebrown, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

sparx1100, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Invictus
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Invictus, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Cooker_stp
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Cooker_stp, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

sneaks2210, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Texasfan549, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.5%

kjkinsey, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

pknyc, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

2beerdogs, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

No freshness info was apparent.

A -Pale straw yellow with two fingers of thick bright white head.

S - Belgian yeast, clove, bubble gum, spice/pepper, citrus and a bready sweetness.

T - Belgian yeast, clove, spice, a bready malt sweetness and a warming alcohol presence throughout.

M - Medium body. Chewy. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of dgeebs07
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

dgeebs07, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -1.5%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ejimhof, May 26, 2013
Photo of lakersfan16
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

lakersfan16, May 22, 2013
Photo of geocool
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

geocool, May 20, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1.5%

InspectorBob, May 17, 2013
Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev -1.5%

jkane101, May 15, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev 0%

A: The beer is clear light golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that gradually died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrus and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose along with some hints of peppery spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the citrus and tropical fruit flavors aren't quite as prominent. Notes pepper spices and hints of candi sugar are present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is not your typical type of tripel and is quite interesting as it has some hop aromas and flavors that you would expect to find in an IPA (but without any bitterness).

metter98, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.75/5  rDev +17%

GennyCreamAle, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Semi gazed pale gold color with a thin bright white head. No freshness date on bottle. Dried fruits, Apple's pears, honey dew, distinct pale malt scent.

A lil bland for such a big beer but incredible deniability at its strength. Tastes a bit old like some of the flavors are faded but the beer itself is very smooth.I could be wrong though. Initial sweetness along with a bit of spiciness. Dry finish with a very mellow alcohol bite. Reminds me of golden monkey a bit in its simplicity but it's dangerous drinkability . On that note though I do like it better as there's a bit more balance rather than the super dry after taste that golden monkey has. This beer leaves a faint belgian like sweetness lingering in the mouth reminding you of the style.

jtierney89, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Kuromaru
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Kuromaru, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

rfgetz, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -50.7%

BGsWo22, Mar 23, 2013
Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.