Xtra Gold Tripel | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John on 08-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
373
Reviews:
213
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
56
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 373 |  Reviews: 213
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this many times at the brewery...it's a staple at tasting room times, but I decided to review it while I enjoy the bomber I just opened. Been cleaning my house all day, took a break to quench my thirst, and wouldn't you know it...this bottle was peeking up at me from the lower shelf on the fridge door. Big, pure white fluffy head on the pour. It was a little too cold, so it was HUGE. Let it settle, but it's hangin' on. Citrus, hops and booze on the nose...but the fruity component is making my mouth water. Taste is just like the smell. Fruit all the way through, but citrus up front and hops to finish. Nice clean smooth burn of alcohol. This is a fine beer. Captain Lawrence is my friend. Now, back to cleaning....

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of david18
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of ppoitras
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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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4/5  rDev -1.2%
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

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a hazy, pale, golden yellow coloring with a sparse, foamy, white head. Aromas of toasted grains, cut grass, pineapple, mango, pepper spice, and a bready backbone. Flavors are honey and pineapple sweet, with grassy and pepper highlights, floral notes, lemon zest, and subtle piney notes, all on a bready backbone. Full bodied, kept effervesced and crisp with the carbonation and dry endfeel. Aftertaste is fruity and hoppy, lingering on past the dry, crisp finish.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Xtra Gold Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 373 ratings.
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