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Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

329 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 329
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 64
Gots: 41 | 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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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-17-2013 13:04:03 | More by InspectorBob
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-12-2013 05:03:59 | More by sirsteve42
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bjorntele

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-07-2014 02:55:29 | More by bjorntele
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-03-2013 02:35:42 | More by Archemedies
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calsbeek

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Purportedly among the best American breweres I had very high expectiations. Someone recently related this beer to RR Damnation batch 23 so I had higher expectations.

Together, this meant that I was rather disappointed with the actual beer. A bit under carbonated for a tripple and entirely too bitter (I know it is pumped as American hops etc... but it just didn't do it for me). Batch 23 is far superior....

I enjoyed it a great deal nonetheless. I just set myself up for something bigger....

smoke from the oak to follow.

11-27-2008 22:29:51 | More by calsbeek
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-16-2013 02:07:38 | More by kjkinsey
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Paul68

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-18-2012 20:23:35 | More by Paul68
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 22:05:32 | More by Adamostella
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-24-2012 21:59:37 | More by wizo
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-14-2011 00:07:10 | More by spycow
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2011 01:27:11 | More by HopStoopid120
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2014 01:51:36 | More by bmur112
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

The appearance is a cloudy golden straw color with a full white fluffy head and good lacing. The aroma is bready/musty clove and sweet yeasty malt. The flavor is very consistent with the aroma. I get orange and lemon highlights as well. At first there is a metallic edge but it disipates quickly with a little warming. It's well carbonated, finely, and bites the tongue with tart citrus clove. There is plenty of rye bread in this mid-bodied beauty with lots of fine suspension. Refreshing, fairly drinkable if you like the style. This does better as it warms and ultimately is a slightly muted and enjoyable version of a typical Belgian trippel. It has some guts, a bit of alcohol, a good entry from the quality crew at Captain Lawrence.

12-30-2009 01:52:43 | More by Durge
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brdc

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Thanks scootny for this one, large capped bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Its golden body is amazingly clear, and it produces a copious whitish head that shows average retention and lacing.
Aroma is mostly spicy, but also fruity (citric), sweetish, earthy with hay/straw notes, and yeasty.
Medium body, quite refreshing despite the high alcohol, and well carbonated, crisp, opening to the same notes suggested by the aroma, along with a slightly salty and orangey/lemony note.
It matched perfectly with a roasted salmon on lemons.

03-19-2008 01:05:47 | More by brdc
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JoeMayo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

A- Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a thick 2 1/2 finger head that eventually diminishes to a thick sheet of foam, leaving splotchy lacing down the side of the glass.

S- Spicy and yeasty, as per the traditional Belgian style, with a surprising hoppy aroma with hints of pine.

T- Spicy with a unique Belgian-style hop profile, however a unique piney kick is present as well. Spicy notes of Belgian spice and the discinct Belgian yeasty flavor comes through. A refreshing citrusy kick of lemon is noted in the aftertaste.

M- Fine carbonation with a crisp finish.

D- Clean and easy to drink. Overall, this is a very good tripel, however, CL has put out better beers.

12-19-2008 04:21:41 | More by JoeMayo
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-23-2013 19:09:02 | More by Newbiebeer
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-29-2014 01:12:00 | More by Latarnik
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-05-2013 17:08:09 | More by ant880
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-05-2012 02:20:10 | More by whartontallboy
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-29-2012 16:09:11 | More by dunix
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-20-2011 18:38:25 | More by xnicknj
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.5%

Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold American Tripel Ale

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a slightly clear nice straw golden color with a nice 1 inch white head that has great retention. It seems to stick around forever with some nice sticky lacing notes left behind. (4.0)

Aroma starts off with some earthy grain notes. Bread and some slight toasty wheat. There is also a nice slightly citric hop note with some refreshing orange juice notes. There are some slight spice notes as well as some Belgian-like banana and clove notes from the yeast. Quite refreshing. (4.0)

Flavor starts off with earthy grain, followed by some nice soft and sweet bread notes and then some toasty bread notes. There is an underlain slight citric hop note to the beer that is carried well by some nice spice and clove notes. There is some nice bready malt notes that work very well with traditional yeast notes and have a nice slight citrus hop backend that makes the beer quite refreshing. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp with some nice fluffy carbonation. (4.0)(4.0)

Pretty good Tripel in the American style. I hadn’t had one of these in a while and this was one of my gateway styles. Very nice to see it still alive. (4.0)

02-24-2012 20:08:44 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-16-2013 19:20:10 | More by Texasfan549
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ckeegan04

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

A - Golden orange with a thick off-white cap of foam. Head billows up to a solid three fingers and slowly fades to a one finger cap that lasts long into the drink. Very active carbonation bubbles quickly rising to the top. Thick rings of lace left behind on the glass. One of the best looking tripels I have ever seen.

S - Sweet and peppery with floral hints as well. Belgian yeast is very noticeable in the nose with lots of sweetness mixed with a nice white peppery aroma. As the beer warms I get some fruitiness and even more white pepper.

T - Sweet initially with a light fruitiness and a hint of Belgian candi sugar. Some floral tastes come through mid-drink with a light bitterness underneath. Peppery tastes come in real strong on the finish. Bitterness lingers after each sip but is not overpowering at all.

M - Medium to full bodied with a very sticky feel. Decent carbonation tries to lift the stickiness off the palate but struggles to do so.

O - I really enjoyed this tripel. There are definite true Belgian tripel characteristics in this beer but the bitterness and light fruitiness is very American. An interesting take from a brewery I am really enjoying.

12-27-2011 21:31:24 | More by ckeegan04
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 22:20:30 | More by JAHMUR
Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.