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Le Capitaine - Trinity Brewing Company

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 03-30-2013)
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Reviews by bigaltemple:
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3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Barrel No. TBB 1-6 Bottle No. 652/12

Cloudy, sunset orange. Very thin cap of fizzy bubbles form before disappearing almost immediately. Looks pretty flat throughout remainder.

Really shines in the nose. Bright citrus zest. Lots of orange and tangerine. Little funk, and some oak.

Sort of loses me in the taste. While the bright spots from the nose translate well, I'm picking up on the cacao and it is completely out of place for me. Mouthfeel is really nice. Nice tartness. Crisp and light-bodied. Would be hard pressed to peg this at 10%.

The whole cacao aspect detracts from me liking this beer more. Take that out, and you have a pretty decent sour.

bigaltemple, Dec 03, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
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

GRG1313, Mar 30, 2013
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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
91 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.