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Le Capitaine - Trinity Brewing Company

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very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 64
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 18.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 64
Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
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4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a plastic cup (I know, i know) form a 750ml bottle at my hotel rooms desk.
Pours a bright golden color with a nice 1 inch white head. The retention is pretty good and the head sticks around for a while as it recedes it leaves nice sticky white rings around the glass.

The aroma is yummy with vinous notes to start. Some mild white grape skin notes. There is some slight grape sweetness as well. There are notes of woody oak and some slight lemony tartness in the nose as well as some yeasty phenols. The nose reminds me a bit of Vlad the Impaler from Cascade Brewing.

Flavor follows the nose but is more complex, complete and delicious. Full on vinous notes start things off. Like a buttery white wine (i.e. Chardonnay) notes of mild grape tartness and dryness comes up while some nice boozy and sugary sweetness follows and rounds out the tartness. There are some nice woody notes mixed in with the nice vinous notes. Malty grain notes are perceived under the nice aged brew notes. The finish of the brew has some nice dry tartness that finishes the medium carbonated brew well.

Brew reminds me a lot of Vlad the Impaler. Delicious vinous notes and character with a boozy sweetness that is not a distraction but a compliment to the mostly woody and white wine notes.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"Brewed with natural favors added and with cacao added and aged in Chardonnay barrels."

Barrel number. TBB 1-6; Bottle number 1275/12

Pours a hazy, almost light milky, orange with a short-lived thin white head.

Nose is bold, assertive and distinctive with bananas, tangerine, white grapes and mixed spice. Pleasant and complex. Acidic stone fruit and a hint if citrus make pretty nice. You can find Chardonnay but its light and found only because you know it's there.

Mouthfeel is rich and bold, full bodied and big. It is a real mouthful of bold assertive favors.

Labeled a "saison regal" it is very much a good saison...on steroids! Saison profile in all respects but with more intense banana, stone fruit, hint of salt and a cacophony of spice and green herbs. There is clearly a Chardonnay flavor profile. This flavor profile is very food friendly, pleasing, layered and complex. An intense flavored beer but well balanced. I get no cacao at all, however.

Finish is layered and also complex. Green and herbaceous, hint of celery and salt. A green pepper bitter character in finish as well.

All in all very nice

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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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Le Capitaine from Trinity Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.