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Le Capitaine - Trinity Brewing Company

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GRG1313 on 03-30-2013

Brewed with an absurd amount of pumpkin, candied endive, cacao nib, zest of Buddha's Hand, and Grains of Paradise. Fermented with various strains of Brettanomyces along with Saison yeast then aged in Chardonnay barrels.
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 12
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3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BA smoked for hooking me up with a 750ml of this. Poured into a tulip, it appears a hazy golden copper color with quick fading white head.

The smell is lemony with plenty of oak and chardonnay. Some faint mineral includion as well.

The taste is lemony tart with some oak tannins before giving way to chardonnay and plenty of vinous white grape juice notes. It displays a mild warming alcohol impact.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. Overall not bad but I think the amount of listed adjuncts are unnecessary and dont really bring anything to the table. Its a high alcohol saison with lots of barrel character and really nothing else noticeable about it.

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oliversarmy1085
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grover37
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

Hazy light orange body with a tiny head that quickly fades to nil. Aromas of oranges, funk, white grapes, lemon zest, white wine. Tangy, sour oranges with some herbal and floral notes. Light bitterness. Fruity throughout. Complex and fun to drink. Pretty good.

Photo of cbutova
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Muddled golden body poured from the 375ml to two wine glasses. A foamy, creamy white head builds up to just about one finger with fairly good retention. Medium ring leaves a few big sheets and some spots of lace.

S- Chardonnay, vinous light grapes and Brett off the top making up a bulk of the overall aromas. Slightly funky and a hint of tarts. Some stone fruits and a bit of cocoa but lacking endive and pumpkin here.

T- Definitely on the vinous side of things with a big influence of Chardonnay wine, you can taste the wine for sure with oak and grapes coming to mind. A large dose of Saison spiciness and citrus zest. Brett and stone fruits perhaps the Buddha's Hand. Dried fruits, Brett drying straw, horse funk, slight lactic tartness and just a hint of cocoa.

MF- Foamy and frothy light-medium body. Carbonation towards the high side but not over the top by any means. Finishes funky with a decent bitterness and very light tartness.

A lot going on here but the prevailing theme is Chardonnay, vinous grapes and Saison yeast. The pumpkin, endive and less so the cocoa are drowned out but the beer overall is a good one between the Brett and wine.

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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -8%

375ml bottle into a snifter

dark golden color with a moderate head. yeasty aroma with a touch of wine barrels. taste has quite a huge amount of chardonnay barrels and a lot of apple flavor as well. slight pumpkin flavor on the finish. maybe some chocolate as well, actually quite a lot was put into this beer and its very complex, but im not sure if it all blends well with each other. body is light for 10%, but the alcohol burn is felt after you swallow so you know its correct. feel is moderately carbonated, overall not too bad. probably not as good as the overall rating indicates, though.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of QueerBeer
3.57/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Foamed over on opening- hate when I do that. Pours a hazy orange with a quickly dissipating head. Tang from the chardonnay barrels is the dominant theme in both the nose and flavor profile. Overwhelms the cacao nibs to me, but good in its own right. Dry finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Le Capitaine from Trinity Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.