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Freshchester Pale Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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476 Ratings
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 15
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 02-12-2006)
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Photo of MichaelLamb
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

MichaelLamb, Friday at 06:15 PM
Photo of JohnSand
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Very good, hoppy pale ale. Had on tap at Michael's Tavern in Pleasantville. Then I had another.

JohnSand, Friday at 04:46 AM
Photo of tappangordo
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

tappangordo, Friday at 12:54 AM
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +4.4%

JeffTheJuice, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of newbeeraday
4/5  rDev +4.4%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of digitalflood
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

digitalflood, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Limanti
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Limanti, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a nice grassy burst of hops bitterness. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

knicks19947, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -21.7%

goast8127, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of FCal79
4/5  rDev +4.4%

FCal79, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

fosters9, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of R11415
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

R11415, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of Cloverlay
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Cloverlay, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Jaybirdbrew
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

Jaybirdbrew, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Brenden
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This pale ale is amber in color, deep, bright and clear with a tan head fully two fingers tall. It's a tight and dense foamy cream, very strong, that fully sheets the glass for the first couple inches and follows with heavy lacing. This is one of the most beautiful beers I've seen.
The aromatic bouquet coming out of this beer is strong, presenting fresh and oily hops with juicy citrus and a blend of sweetness and zest accompanied by honeyed biscuits.
I'm hit by fresh grapefruit right up front on the tongue, and this is a flavorful and well-hopped beer. There's some depth, too, as some more nuances come out regularly. The flavor is tropical and citrus fruit-driven with good balance from malts.
This firmly medium-bodied pale ale is crisp, smooth, clean and almost creamy as carbonation rolls on the palate. It seems to hit the exact median between sweet and dry. A bit of mineral develops on the very end as it goes.

Brenden, Oct 17, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%

Splattsbats, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours a lovely darker golden/amber color. Aroma contains hints of peaches. Mouthfeel is crisp and pleasant. Strong citrus taste with bitter grapefruit finish. Refreshing like a lighter beer but with more medium body. Overall this is a quality beer versatile enough to drink by itself or with a light meal.

Gajo74, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of coombski
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

coombski, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of tikk
4/5  rDev +4.4%

tikk, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Did not dig this one. The maltiness is meant to balance the hops, but the brew misses the balance. Too malty for me, not quite sticky sweet, but sweeter than the rest of the beer is prepared to support. The hops are there: sappy, with a mostly pithy bitterness and slight pine background. Some orange blossoms and hints of various cirtus rind can be found. But, it didn't gel for me. Bitterness was high, but nevertheless overwhelmed by sweetness, tasting like grapefruit rinds covered in malt syrup. The rest of the beer fell flat for me and I was eager to be done with it.

logicalparadox, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

apasternak, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Glennlawless
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Darker orange-copper color. Poured a once inch frothy off white head. I smell a touch of hop presence but mainly a lot of sweeter caramel malt notes pushing the hops out of the way. getting a crazy amount of barley grainy stuff too...like a touch of bud light. haha. smells good though. getting faint grassy hopes but this beer is suuuuper malty and sweet. not what i wanted since i like hop forward brews but this none the less is pretty tasty and could definitely drink one or two more. Nice creamy mouthfeel as well. It's a pretty solid beer but since I'm pro hop i wouldn't buy it again.

Glennlawless, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Sweffin, Sep 28, 2014
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Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.