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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Photo of PBoegel
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the newer 25.4 oz bottles into a St. Bernardus goblet. Very pale straw lightly golden fairly good clarity with a huge effervescence providing a dense almost whipped cream like white head.

Aroma is upfront predominantly citrus peel and mint from the hops. Some berry notes and rose like perfume aromas rise as the head breaks a little. The malt notes are dry, faint chalkiness and vanilla bean. There is jasmine and honey suckle as it warms.

The flavor profile has notes of chardonnay, lemon, basil, and grapefruit in the finish. The malt character is fleeting and mostly comes through as a vanilla and white grape note. The hop flavor is more reminiscent of Urthel Hop-It as opposed to Chouffe Houblon. There are notes of tangerine and clementine in the middle as it warms.

The beer presents itself with a slightly medium light body initially, which quickly dries out with the combination of the high carbonation and palate cleansing alcohol in the finish.

The alcohol presence in this beer is certainly there, but it does not interfere with the drinkability, in fact it enhances the flavor character of the hop additions and helps to create interesting floral aromas. For its 10% heft, extremely drinkable almost quaffable. That is until you stand.

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Delirium tulip at low altitude. This one unexpectedly exploded on opening, but fortunately the majority stayed in the bottle.

A: Pours a hazy dark honey color with a huge prickly white head that leaves a bit of spotty lacing on the glass. There's a noticeable amount of yeast in suspension on this one. Looks appealing.

S: Prominent sour fruit notes up front reminiscent of sour grapes come along with funky yeast notes. Faint citric hops in the background.

T: Starts with the complex yeast notes you'd expect of a Belgian tripel, then gives way to the sour grape-like character from the nose. Hop notes add some nice bitterness on the finish, and I get a bit of sweet apples on the aftertaste. This is unlike any tripel I've tasted before, and it seems very appropriate of Captain Lawrence to label it an "American Tripel" -- while it's unique, it's very well balanced.

M: Medium-bodied with some prickly carbonation and a cleansing, dry finish. Very nice.

D: This is an excellent example of a beer that respects its Belgian roots while adding a unique American interpretation. It's dangerously easy to drink considering the ABV and the flavors will keep you coming back for more. Highly recommended despite the relatively high price-point.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade with Ineedabeerhere. Pours a brilliant gold into my pint glass. The head is massive, frothy, and white. The retention is outstanding, and the lacing covers my glass.

The aroma is of yeasty apricot and lemon with a sweet, sugary malt profile. A bit of peppery spices and clove are present in the nose. The alcohol is barely detectable. The flavor is initially sweet with apricot and a bready, sugary malt backbone. The alcohol has a decent presence, yet doesn't hinder the other flavors. The cloves are present and the dry finish is peppery citrus with a little bitterness.

Light-medium bodied with a lot of carbonation and a dry, crisp mouthfeel. A delicious beer.

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Photo of biegaman
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Xtra Gold aught to be spelled with two, maybe even three 'X's - it is an extremely pale, barely hazed, and remarkably resplendent golden colour. It's the kind of thing to frame a Rubens or Rembrant with. It looks classy, well-made, and expensive - especially with such a finely spun web of lacing.

Belgian yeast provides plenty of aromatic fruitiness. So do Amarillo hops. Combined, this bouquet has a powerful amount of both orchard and citrus fruits, as well as a tickling amount of peppery spice. It is delicious enough I accidentally dipped my nose into the liquid. It's a scent worth memorizing.

The taste can be screamingly peppery on the mid-palate (a heat partly enhanced by the double digit alcohol) but the aftertaste belongs to the hops; a piny and herbal bitterness lingers faintly. Contrary to how it may sound, these qualities actually lend it drinkability by adding excitement and intricacy to mellow, light flavours of pear, honey, toast, flower petals, lemon, and apple.

I purchased this bottle knowing full well it was pushing a year old. What I didn't know was that it was still so fresh and lovely, fruity and spicy, still so full of that sunny Belgian 'joie de vivre'. I review a lot of beers and few catch me as off-guard as this - I expected good but this is fantastic, especially considering so few American brewers can properly imitate Belgian Tripels (let alone emulate them).

There's a big preamble on the label that makes perfectly clear Xtra Gold is an *American* ale and is meant as merely a "tribute to the great Belgian brewers". The thing is this tastes and drinks like it were made by one of those great Belgian brewers. Captain Lawrence is a good brewer that is capable of making great beers but this one is nothing short of world-class.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bold and brash with spicy and peppery yeast, tropical fruit, a splash of alcohol, and soft candy, Captain Lawrence's Xtra Gold takes no prisoners!

The bottle opens with a crack, but doesn't foam any further than halfway up the neck. Carefully poured from a long-standing bottle it pours a surprisingly clear golden-orange considering that it's bottle-conditioned and fairly well carbonated. The head is amazing. It puffs up like a marshmallow and holds seemingly forever, leaving great soft pillows of lace about the goblet.

In the nose it's gently candyish, sweet but not sugary, and lightly malty before the spicy and lightly chalky yeast swirls in, tempting you. Resinous, sublimely grassy and fruity hops thread their way through. A suggestion of damp straw and wood gives it some depth before the fruitiness rises with berries, fresh-cut lightly yellow apples, pears, some white grape, and a far-off breeze of orange, pineapples, papaya, and mango; and as you lower the glass from your nose you pick up a flicker of alcohol.

The body is medium to medium-light, and it's remarkably creamy and smooth where you would expect it to be crisp and bristling... what a perfect natural carbonation!

The flavor is as the nose suggests, but fuller. It's nicely balanced with just enough sweetish and candy-like malt to balance the spicy and peppery yeast (think Chimay Cinq Cents on draft but softer). There's an undercurrent of vanilla, and soft fruits in the background as well. Even some raisin!


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Photo of weeare138
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Much thanks to hopdog for opening this requested treat. I've been digging these guys since trying the Dubbel a while back...
Appears a semi-transparent haze of light gold with a 3 finger, fluffy, off-white, soapy head. Humungous chunks of sea foam lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of peaches, spicy pepper, apricots, and pears.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with light apples, pears, and vanilla notes coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, sugary, bready with medium volumes of CO2 that fit well.

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Photo of brentk56
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot with a gargantuan, Belgianesque head that satisfies the most discriminating lacist

Smell: Like a trip to the West Indies, tropical fruit smells dominate the aroma with starfruit, passion fruit and mango, as well as citrusy grapefruit, lemon and lime; a bit of bubblegum nods to the Belgians

Taste: Biscuity malts are quickly subsumed by the tropical fruit and citrus flavors found in the aroma, along with a bitter, medicinal element that I often find in Amarillo hopped beers; after the swallow, the sweeter Belgian malt elements balance out the fruit and the yeasty spices add a peppery element as well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderately high carbonation

Drinkability: I have been sitting on this bottle for a year (maybe two), which I imagine has reduced the hoppy bitterness a notch; perhaps that adds to the enjoyment as a lot of the fruity complexity is able to join with the bitterness; neverthelss, this is not a beer that is highly drinkable in quantity as the fruit and citrus tend to wear out the tastebuds after a while

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Photo of shaebs99
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Surprised I haven't reviewed this before

pours a hazy golden with a white foamy head that takes a while to dissipate. A pleasant looking beer in my duvel glass

Smell is a bit sweet with fruity and citrus notes as well. The smell is mostly attributed to hops and the yeast, but there are some notes from the malt

Taste is not surprising considering the aroma. A nice light mouthfeel with good carbonation gives this a good crisp taste. Taste is like a well-hopped tripel with a hint of the alcohol.

Very easy drinking beer. I'm not a stickler for beer styles so I can accept this beer as an American Tripel and just enjoy it.

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Photo of brewdogmrb
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Well, Xtra gold! Beautiful, a bit hazy, nice big bubbles and a huge head.

S: Beautiful yeast, tropical fruit, bubblegum, a hint of hops, a hint of booze.

T: Balanced malt, a bit of hop bitterness, and a lot of belgian yeast flavors. Intense and beautiful.

M: Good amount of body without being syrupy. Nice amount of carbonation as well.

D: A heavy and heady brew, but I drank most of a growler by myself anyway. Not sure if this says more about me or the beer.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into a goblet.

Pours a clear gold, with about a finger of poofy off-white head. Retains with a thick soapy look, just slathering the sides of the glass with thick lacing. The aroma is alive in the nose with candy, bread, yeast, and fresh blast of American hops, which give this lively notes of floral character, spice, and citric fruits. Just a smidge of warmth gives the flavors a bit of a fume feel in the nostrils.

The Amarillo hops in the taste are used to great effect here, with the biting spice and zesty fruit of them nicely playing against the bread and candied feel of the Tripel. The biscuits and citrus especially work well together here, while yeast and spice add a fair bit of intenseness to the dryness of the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a certain amount of sharpness to middle section of body before getting more slick feeling on the edges of the swallow from the hop oils. Very mellow feeling overall in the mouth and I am honestly not picking up very much of that 10% ABV in the feel at all. This has a very well hidden alcohol content here.

Nice! I like a good surprise one in a while and this one really shocked me with how good it was. Well balanced, with a fresh hoppy vibrancy to it, and a killer feel and drinkibility for the size. I'm glad that this is one of the easier Captain selections to find, I'll definitely be revisiting this again in the future.

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Photo of tayner
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml brown bottle from october 2007 which has been stored in my DBF until now.

This one poured an apricot color, very clear, with a white head that disipated quite quickly and did not leave much, if any lacing. I didnt realize until this point it was 10% abv.

Smell is hops up front, citrus and floral, with some sugary sweetness beyond that. Smells almost like an IPA in the nose.

I am not getting much of the traditional "belgian" flavors from this that I expected when i saw it was a tripel.. instead I am getting a definite american take on the style with a big sweet malt body with lots of hops. It is very similar to me like an IIPA, only very balanced and not overly bitter. The very back end of this has a very slight banana and bready yeast flavor that I expected up front showing through. As it warms it goes from being a DIPA to a Tripel in the belgian style way with more hops. man, confusing LOL

A little thin in the mouthfeel for me, but that goes along with the style, so I cant mark it down for that.

I am having this with lunch, on a workday, which might be a mistake, because a 750 of 10% (which is EXTREMELY well hidden) might make for a very unproductive afternoon, but what can i do now, its open! I have one more of these I am cherishing now I think.

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Photo of FishGetter
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jaxson53 for my Capt. hook-up. Light honey color with crystal clearity. Thick frothy head lingers, great retention. Carbination from stem pours up.
Aromas pour out as soon as bottle was opened. Distinct Belgian yeast aromas, slight sour, clove, some sweet malt, and suttle hop aroma.
Delicious Belgian yeast flavors blend with classic clove and spices. Hops make a big push with slight sweet citrus character, some bitterness,and slight floral tones. Backed by a strong sweetend malty backbone. Some sour tones hang around throught drink.
Medium body thats solid and refreshing. Clean, fresh mouthfeel with only slight yeasty notes lingering.
Quality craft brew from the Capt. Fresh and clean characters aid in the enjoyment of this brew. Great twist with the additions of amarillo hops and increased sweet malts. Great to see brewers taking there craft to outter boundaries. Can't wait for distribution to Massachusetts.

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Photo of coldmeat23
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees

This pours a hazy, golden, orange color. Like spring sunshine. A three-finger head of fluffy, white, foam sits on top of it, like a cloud. Retention is very good. Lacing is in broken strands and fairly sticky.

There are big notes of grapefruit that hit me first. These are balanced by the biggest presence of tangerines and sweet oranges that I've ever smelled in a beer. There are hints of pears and white grapes, among other fruit notes, making this one way more fruit forward than I'd expected it to be. There is a big, bready, yeastiness below this. Mild hints of butterey caramel toffees. Nice notes of melons and bubblegum. The sweet fruitiness of this is really impressive and hard to ignore.

The taste follows the nose, for the most part. The huge fruitiness is still here, and it's quite delicious. There is still a big, bready, yeastiness. These are joined by a wonderfully earthy hoppiness, with some light floral notes. A very light touch of bitterness hits you in the finish.
This is a very well balanced beer.

This one is full-bodied with a high level of carbonation. I think, personally, that the bubbles are just slightly too big. This has a good deal of creaminess, but could be even creamier with smaller bubbles and it would definitely be smoother. There is a mild roughness to it, around the edges.

I like tripels alot, and find this one to be quite enjoyable. It's creamy, fruity and yeasty, which are all what I think a good tripel should be.
Well done, Captain Lawrence!

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Photo of scootny
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A golden amber brew with a large head and nice retention. Lacing is all over the Delerium Tremens glass and the beer is covered throughout the consumption. My subsequent pours introduce yeast and accompaniing cloudiness.

Smell is hoppy and honeyed with tripel maltiness. Faint banana and Belgian yeast esters. A light funkiness, somewhat skunky.

This is like a light Belgian IPA. Taste is sweet malt and hops. The predominant taste is a very good tripel but the hopping is bigger and more assertive. There is a strong honey and grain malt structure. A light pineyness balances it. Light citrus cuts in and takes the pine to the finish. There is faint bubblegum. Finish is very dry and not as hoppy as the body of the beer. A puckering, gently astringent quality leads to light mint and a refrain of the bubblegum along with dry wheat toast and a touch of scones. Alcohol is tucked into a peppery spiciness that never calls attention to itself. There is a bit of heat as you swallow that curves the edges of the tongue just a touch. Well concealed. Feel is actively carbonated with a vivacious filling of the mouth that transitions to a creaminess and quenching swallow.

Drinkability is deceptive. While a tripel and deserving of respectful sipping, the IPA like qualities encourage a bit more gusto. A happy conundrum but beware!

A great one to keep around and change pace from traditional Belgians. Not as in your face as a BIPA and therefore a wonderful surprise for all who partake. Get two bottles as one is a tease.

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Photo of Proteus93
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Straw yellow pour, topped with a huge white head that sticks around forever. When it begins to slowly recede, it becomes more rolling. A nice strand of bubbles rising on all sides is also attractive.

S + T: Aroma is modest, though pleasant. I find that tripels often come across to me more like saisons, with a lot of hay and funk that can be a little off-putting - at least when I'm not after that kind of brew in the glass. This has some pleasant fruit notes - notably pear and apple, and a big hop presence not usually found in tripels. The bottle explains that, though, so it's not something 'wrong.' Their use has actually worked quite well with that fruitiness, offering some citrus flavours. There's a little bit of a peppery hint that cuts through the sweetness to add a nice touch.

M + D: Mouthfeel is one of the best points of this beer, I found. Body is on the lighter side of medium, with an active carbonation and absolutely no stickiness, which works well for the sweet flavours... it keeps them in check, and doesn't make anything seem cloying (though I don't think that would happen anyways, honestly. Alcohol is barely noticed, with just that little bit of spiciness adding to the mix... quite nicely done, and a good choice for evening sipping.

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Photo of stimulus
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden with a light white head that leaves light lacing.
S: Grapefruit and tangerine. Sweet aroma.
T: Orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Sweet aftertaste.
M: Full body, good carbonation, and crisp finish.
D: Wow, definitely doesn't taste like 10% abv. More than drinkable. Doesn't have the typical banana and clove tripel taste, but it works quite well the way it is.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in a trade with Nutbrown. Thanks Alan!

It pours from 750ml bottle a clear medium gold with a good 2 finger head of foam and some nice sticky lacing. Subsequent pours bring a slight haze to the appearance.

The smell I noticed as I popped the cap. A nice mix of fruit(apple & pear) and a healthy dose of hops.

The taste matches the nose. Almost equal portions of fruit and hops that gives the overall flavour of tartness and grass. I read the label and they say that they don't consider it to be a true Belgian Tripel because of the hop presence(it says American Tripel) and I'd tend to agree though, after a few more sips, I'm getting notes of candy sugar and some peppery flavour. Call it what you like, this is a darn good Ale and a darn god sipper.Btw, no sian at all for me when it comes to the abv...good job!

The mouthfeel is on the thick side and the carbonation is light but adequate, and it finishes witha lemony twang. Very enjoyable!
This one is worth a repeat, in my book.

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Photo of ksimons
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a clear golden with visible carbonation and three fingers worth of white rocky head

S-pale malts, sweet fruits of peaches, pears, apples, spices, Belgian yeast, and a bit of light bitterness

T-taste is similar to the smell with a pale malt backbone, sweet candied fruits with a few sour notes, peppery spice, and a nice hop finish

M-medium body, prickly carbonation, dry

Overall this is a really solid Tripel and one of the best from a USA brewery. Definitely worth a try if you find it.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A medium amber with good clarity. The head is white and rocky pouring about a finger then slowly settling over a minute to a thin cap.

S: The aroma is dominate by a balance of hops, malt and Belgian yeast. A moderate hops aroma that is citrus with lots of tangerine and pineapple. The malt initially has some Pilsner malt character that blends with the hops to give it that German Pilsner character brings moderate caramel sweetness. There is a moderately-light Belgian yeast character of orange fruit esters and peppery phenols.

T: All the same characters in the aroma nicely balanced. There is a moderate hops bitterness with a medium strong tangerine, citrus flavor and some pineapple hops flavors. The Pilsner malt is character about balances the hops bitterness and the peppery yeast favor are more pronounced being about equal with the other flavors. The alcohol is noticeable adding a bit of sweetness. The balance is somewhat towards the bitter. The finish is off dry and some bitterness in the aftertaste but not lingering like an IPA.

M: Medium-light bodied with a moderately-strong carbonation. Moderately creamy.

O: Like bitting into a tangerine skin and all dusted with some spice. A good Belgian Triple hit all the notes for style, which in BJCP doesn't say you have to use Continental hops.

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Photo of mikey711
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WooHoo, I am the 100th person to review this beer! I picked it up at the brewery at the SFTO Release. Poured it into a chimay goblet.

A: Golden color with an inch thick white head on top. The bubbles are a bit bigger tan I expect and lots of carbonation rushes up from the bottom like a deep sea geyser.

S: Nice candy sweetness and floral hop notes. Also has the unmistakable bubblegum yeasty aroma.

T: Hmmm sweet and delicious. As decsribed on the bottle this is a different interpretation of a tripel. It has a good balance of sweetness and hops. More hops than most tripels. The sweetness dates like rock candy and the hops are earthy and floral.

M: Very full bodied and the high carbonation tickles the back of my tongue. Some booziness and a dlightly dry and fruity finish.

D: Easy sipping beer and very nice for the fall

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Photo of billab914
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Stone RIS glass. Poured a bright golden color with a big fluffy white head. The head settled but left some very good lacing on the glass.

The aroma a citrus, lemon zest like smell to it along with some fruity, spicy Belgian yeast flavors. The taste has the same lemony citrus found in the nose along with the fruity, spicy yeast flavors as well. The citrus comes through up front with some good tropical fruit like flavors. The yeast gives it a slightly peppery flavor in the finish with some hints of cloves and allspice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's a very nice drinking Belgian inspired beer. The citrus and fruit flavors went very well with the Belgian yeast flavors and helped make it more drinkable. Probably one of the best Triple's I've had so far.

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Photo of spicelab
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber generously shared by MrKennedy with mulder1010 and I.

Hazed apricot with a healthy white head that laces well.

Nose is an intriguing coming together of tropical and sour citrus elevated by sweaty, savoury hop character. Bright pithy notes and spicy herbs make it rather busy, but it all seems to gel well.

Sour citrus, cut grass and bitter pith leads the taste, with just enough sweetness from pear and clove ester notes and some pale malts. A touch of medicinal, plasticy character mars an otherwise excellent palate.

Quite light-bodied for the ABV. Moderate carbonation and tartness with a suitably dry finish.

Impressively constructed and complex Tripel which I would definitely buy again if the opportunity presented.

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Photo of Kraken
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Split with my bother

Was up in Jersey this weekend visiting family and went out to a local package store I used to work at. Much to my surprise I found this gem sitting on the shelf. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Fin Du Monde chalice. No born on date. Aggressive pour yields a thin head that diminishes rapidly. Nice lace. Very nice light cloudy golden amber in color.

Nose- As the label states this is an American interpretation of a Belgian tripel. Hops really shine through in the nose. Citrus notes, primarily orange and grapefruit. Belgian yeast, looking forward to sipping on this.

Palate- Yum, trend in American style tripels leans toward the use of American high alpha acid hops, and this is no exception. Slightly bitter citric hops, again orange and grapefruit. Sweet from the use of Belgian Candi Sugar. Belgian yeast. Lemon peel. Very zippy carbonation, palate cleansing. Sweetness is overcome by hop bittered finish. Finishes dry and citric, long finish.

Mouthfeel- Tangy and Dry.

Drinkability- Very Nice, maybe a bit hot.

Xtra gold is very nice. More reminiscent of an IPA then a true tripel. This "Belgian IPA" is very very tasty regardless of style. Well worth sampling if a fan of Belgians or IPAs

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden orange color, big two finger creamy white head with great retention.

S: Spicy aroma, coriander, orange peels, and cola hints.

T: Huge hop spiciness , big cola nut flavor with some alcohol and moderate carbonation.

M: creamy, warm bananas, and bitter hoppiness.

D: A great Belgian style American beer, warm , spicy, great hopping that stands out and good cola flavor. Great yeast bite compliments an already good beer. Definitely a recommend.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into two white wine glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to Ineedabeerhere for the trade and hook-up!

A: Pours a pale and hazy gold color with a bright-white head that slooowly receded to a thin, whispy skim that left a little bit of lace in the glass.

S: Aromas of spicy amarillo hops coupled with fruity yeast, green apple, spice, and a touch of sweetness.

T: See above. Abundant presence of amarillo spice, with fresh apple, yeast fruitiness, a touch of clove and candi sugar, and finally some herbal hoppiness.

M: Peppery and sticky. Slightly sweet in the middle with a nice dry finish.

D: Excellent. Great balance between hoppy, spicy, and sweet. I found it hard to detect any alcohol and I was shocked when I went to enter my review and I saw that this weighs in at 10% abv!

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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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