1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Xtra Gold TripelXtra Gold Tripel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

326 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 326
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 62
Gots: 40 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 326 | Reviews: 207 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 2beerdogs
2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-23-2013 06:32:40 | More by 2beerdogs
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 23:45:17 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of dgeebs07
dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-14-2013 17:31:50 | More by dgeebs07
Photo of petermethot
petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-26-2013 00:40:20 | More by petermethot
Photo of ejimhof
ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-26-2013 19:56:06 | More by ejimhof
Photo of lakersfan16
lakersfan16

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-22-2013 03:57:53 | More by lakersfan16
Photo of geocool
geocool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-20-2013 01:14:37 | More by geocool
Photo of InspectorBob
InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-17-2013 13:04:03 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of jkane101
jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-15-2013 00:55:32 | More by jkane101
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Much thanks to DaSolomon.

This is easily the most clear tripel I've seen. Golden brass yellow, even with a touch of haze showing off a perfect middle column of rising carbonation in the middle, with green hue like edges as well. Big rocking white head with even pinhead bubbles throughout and lots of staying power. Real impressive looking beer.

Real unique nose. Candy like aromas of grass, but not in a Belgian sweet way. Airy and light with a bit of powdered strawberry. Clean. Solid, but doesn't give me the impression this is a tripel.

Palate fills with a crisp wine like refreshment. Almost too crisp in feel as it doesn't have much malt sweetness or dense body. Wine like green grape appeal, and a spicy character. Very hop forward for a tripel almost too much, and the hops actually dominate. Warmth kicks in with multiple sips but not an overpowering alcohol heat.

Overall this is a well made beer, but this isn't the ultimate tripel for myself. Wouldn't turn this down though for a second, and its an interesting take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 17:43:27 | More by smakawhat
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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).

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 01:14:02 | More by metter98
Photo of GennyCreamAle
GennyCreamAle

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-05-2013 01:56:48 | More by GennyCreamAle
Photo of jtierney89
jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:52:08 | More by jtierney89
Photo of Kuromaru
Kuromaru

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-28-2013 18:28:59 | More by Kuromaru
Photo of rfgetz
rfgetz

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-25-2013 13:18:47 | More by rfgetz
Photo of BGsWo22
BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -50.7%

03-23-2013 18:50:23 | More by BGsWo22
Photo of ksimons
ksimons

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a clear golden with visible carbonation and three fingers worth of white rocky head

S-pale malts, sweet fruits of peaches, pears, apples, spices, Belgian yeast, and a bit of light bitterness

T-taste is similar to the smell with a pale malt backbone, sweet candied fruits with a few sour notes, peppery spice, and a nice hop finish

M-medium body, prickly carbonation, dry

Overall this is a really solid Tripel and one of the best from a USA brewery. Definitely worth a try if you find it.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 23:11:21 | More by ksimons
Photo of cozmo
cozmo

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2013 18:25:56 | More by cozmo
Photo of Newbiebeer
Newbiebeer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-23-2013 19:09:02 | More by Newbiebeer
Photo of Snarf103
Snarf103

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-12-2013 05:34:00 | More by Snarf103
Photo of jiffymon
jiffymon

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-11-2013 21:55:33 | More by jiffymon
Photo of MadScientist
MadScientist

New York

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A medium amber with good clarity. The head is white and rocky pouring about a finger then slowly settling over a minute to a thin cap.

S: The aroma is dominate by a balance of hops, malt and Belgian yeast. A moderate hops aroma that is citrus with lots of tangerine and pineapple. The malt initially has some Pilsner malt character that blends with the hops to give it that German Pilsner character brings moderate caramel sweetness. There is a moderately-light Belgian yeast character of orange fruit esters and peppery phenols.

T: All the same characters in the aroma nicely balanced. There is a moderate hops bitterness with a medium strong tangerine, citrus flavor and some pineapple hops flavors. The Pilsner malt is character about balances the hops bitterness and the peppery yeast favor are more pronounced being about equal with the other flavors. The alcohol is noticeable adding a bit of sweetness. The balance is somewhat towards the bitter. The finish is off dry and some bitterness in the aftertaste but not lingering like an IPA.

M: Medium-light bodied with a moderately-strong carbonation. Moderately creamy.

O: Like bitting into a tangerine skin and all dusted with some spice. A good Belgian Triple hit all the notes for style, which in BJCP doesn't say you have to use Continental hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 00:47:58 | More by MadScientist
Photo of sirsteve42
sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-12-2013 05:03:59 | More by sirsteve42
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-10-2013 23:24:44 | More by gratefulbeerhead
Photo of Archemedies
Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-03-2013 02:35:42 | More by Archemedies
Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.