Xtra Gold Tripel | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Xtra Gold TripelXtra Gold Tripel

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by John on 08-14-2006

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4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on a perfectly clear, golden body. The head settles pretty quickly and leaves average lace on the glass.

S - Thick, bready malt with some fruity yeast notes of pineapple and pear as well as a touch of pepper and clove in the background.

T - Sweet, thick malt up front with some red apple and pear notes. A more spicy yeast character comes out in the middle with pepper and clove as well as a bit of lemongrass. Finishes with more clove and a hint of basil as well as bready malt and pear.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - This is an unusually nice example of the style especially coming from an American brewery. The yeast character is as complex and appropriate as any Belgian brewed Tripel with plenty of thick malt to back it up. It is sufficiently dry to keep it drinkable and there is just a touch of herbal hop character in the background to balance things.

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Photo of Chaney
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this one wayyy back, during a time when this one was making its round at Connecticut Ave Wine and Spirits in DC.

I poured this into a DuClaw Colossus snifter, because... it's the only one I have left now that I've broken one of two of my CCB snifters and left the other over at Huhzubendah's place. Dammit!

A: Poured a solid gold color (no surprise there), just a bit of protein haze, with a nice 1/4 finger head that had great staying power.

S: Gloriously citrusy and funky. If I didn't know the style of this thing going in, I would have definitely pegged this as a Saison based on the nose.

T: Once again, the resemblance to a farmhouse saison is staggering. There is even a tinge of sour, lemon-like character, along with a great fresh filtered-water aftertaste. Even the back of this one has a fresh citrus quality that resemble freshly squeezed orange juice. Slightly drying, and with a mild alcohol burn that hit just the right chord.

M: The well disciplined, tameness on the sweet elements was perfect, the carbonation was high for a Tripel, but made this refreshing nonetheless. The lacing was very splotchy indeed.

O: I totally wasn't expecting this to be as good as it was. To date, the best damn Tripel I've ever tasted... seriously.

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Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 374 ratings.
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