Dan opens Xtra Gold, an American Tripel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, as his ninth beer from the NYS Craft Beer Box.
STYLE: American Tripel
AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce cans, Draft (Past Seasonal)
Stats above taken from the brewery’s can, website, and Untappd.
Medium golden with some yeast haze and a white, fluffy head with lacing.
Belgian Tripel yeast esters with banana on the back.
Esters lead, but the hops provide balance. The yeast profile continues with a hint of banana but has some other bready and sweet notes.
Full mouthfeel but the hops do not let it become too sweet or jelly-like.
This drinks way easier than the actual ABV, so be careful slamming these back. Cassoulet and other hearty, rustic dishes featuring beans, chicken and/or broth or some bar food.
Cheers and remember:
Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.