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Xtra Gold Tripel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 64
Gots: 47 | 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:
Beer added by: John on 08-14-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Following is a review I wrote on the bottle version:

The brewery once told me that this was a liquid gold doubled. I'm not a huge fan of Captain Lawrence's Liquid Gold but I like this beer a lot.

It has a great belgian flavor that's not quite a tripel to my taste but a very good beer nonetheless. Good aroma, great carbonation and belgian lacing. Good mouthfeel and drinkability.

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The draft version is as good or better. One of my favorite Captain Lawrence offerings. The brewery is one of the best on the east coast and very adept and both American and Belgian styles. I highly recommend this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from gpcollen1 via trade. Thanks for the opportunity. Bottled 2007.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed a 3" off-white head above 1" of clear burnished golden brew. Head is big bubbled and fades gradually, with heavy thick lacing, and lots of it. Aroma is sweet, spicy, and lightly citric. Taste is malt sweetness upfront, dpicing in the middle, and a warming alcohol close that radiates down the throat as it goes. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth, and drinkability is on par with the style. Not liking this one quite as much as the first time around, but still a good tip.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottles acquired in multiple trades.

Opened to a loud psst. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a huge sized head. Aromas of spiced pears, yeast, apples, bananas, and a little bready. Tastes of spices, fruity, and yeast. Lacing left on the glass. Medium sweet but not overly sweet.

Notes from 2/20/07

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow, just a bit hazy with lots of tiny bubbles rising up to an one and a half inches of rocky white head. The head falls to a coating that leaves webs of lacing.

I smell apples, peaches, spice, sourdough, and musty basement. Not as strong of funky as other tripels that Ive had, but good none the less.

The flavors match the nose with a mild funk leading the way, followed by the fruits, and finishing with a light peppery spice.

It has a creamy, medium body with hardly any carbonation. It is slightly sticky.

Alcohol is well hidden. Easy to drink and delicious. Style-wise Id say this lies somewhere between a Saison and a Tripel.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.