Freshchester Pale Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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4.53/5 rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On tap at the Stag's Head in Manhattan. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow orange. Bartender left no head, just a lasting foam around the surface of the beer. Big rings and walls of lacing form all over the glass, but disappear by the end of the beer.
Smell: Fresh bread and a bit of orange citrus hops. Faint citric/piny hop aroma that almost smells soapy. On the whole the smell is fairly restrained, but good. Some beautiful whole grain bread aroma comes out after the beer warms.
Taste: Sweet, with a nice hop kick and big malt backbone, bready and a little toasty. Refreshing and spicy. There's just enough of everything going on here; that crisp, orange-y hop bite, that airy, malty breadiness that develops afterwards, and that nice clean finish. Just an excellently balanced pale ale. Wouldn't be too hard to argue for a perfect score for flavor.
Mouthfeel: Perfection for the style; medium bodied, but so smooth and creamy. This beer feels like it's coming from a cask, but it's not. Beautiful.
Drinkability: This is the kind of beer that you could spend hours in the pub throwing back. The definition of drinkability.
I haven't had enough of Captain Lawrence's beers, but the resounding impression I'm getting is: these guys know what they're doing. If I were a brewer, making a beer this fine would be a personal goal.
Serving type: on-tap
06-06-2010 08:31:09 | More by Pahn
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Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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