Freshchester Pale Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured an orange tinged lighter golden with a thin white head atop.Aromas of apricots and mild citric hops,more fruity than bitter,a sweet biscuit malt base is there as well.Again more fruitiness imparted from the hops than bitterness,apricots again show thru as as a light herbal/grassiness,a firm biscuit maltiness lingers in the finish.A solid APA and I like the fruitiness from the hops.
11-30-2012 22:43:40 | More by oberon
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
Fresh from the brewery, this sample from the second and slightly more hoppy batch of P.A. from C.L. This ale pours slightly cloudy, medium golden amber, with an off white head, that initially is loose and creamy and then morphs to a tiny bubble film. It leaves some fine lacing. Nose is pleasantly hoppy. This is a well balanced, immenantly drinkable and easy quafing Pale, moderatly hoppy with a smooth finish,went very nicely with some aged cheddar and nuts.
02-12-2006 17:27:13 | More by Billolick
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: 3/4 inch head, high carbonation, orange-brown in color, clear
Smell: pale malt and citrus hops
Taste: citrus hops, grapefruit, caramel, and a granola taste
Mouthfeel: bitter with sweetness in the background and a bitter end, high carbonation, light bodied
Overall: I am not a huge fan of this style, but I would be if more were made like this. This is about the juiciest APA I have had. Grapefruit just bursts...There is sweetness that mixes well. This one never gets mouth puckeringly bitter but never lets on it is a sweet beer either...This is what I would get if I wanted an APA...If not to style, this would come in still about a 4
12-15-2012 15:02:42 | More by tigg924
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
Acquired via trade
Classic, clear dark orange in color with a moderately-sized near-white head, eventually leaving spotted lacing down the glass.
Bready aroma along with a bit of caramel and mild citrus/floral notes. Very appropriate, though not particularly powerful.
A classic pale ale: bread and biscuit, a bit of sweetness, floral and earthy hops, moderate bitterness. Classic and very much to-style; very drinkable.
Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.
09-24-2012 21:20:15 | More by ehammond1
4.28/5 rDev +11.5%
Poured from 12oz bottle; clear golden with a thin tight white head and some faint sediment suspended in the beer. Smells malty and a bit yeasty (that old "beer" smell) with some fainter hops rounding it out. Taste is surprisingly hoppy; bit bitter and juicy hops hit the tongue first, with lots of herbal and bitter flavors, even a rye-like taste before a hefty malt flavor takes over and smooths things out. Nice clean mouthfeel, finishes with lingering bitterness. This is an IPA-lover's APA.
06-26-2013 21:56:15 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
3.96/5 rDev +3.1%
12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a clear dark golden amber with a 3 finger dense white head. Lots of visible carbonation in the body. Real good lacing.
S: Mild hopping with a biscuity malt background. Some spiciness to it and pale malts.
T: Starts off with a malty bready flavor that is quickly over powered by earthy hops. A good fruitiness to it from the yeast and hops. Pretty mild but a good balance. Good freshness to this bottle.
M: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Slightly sticky from the hops.
Overall a tasty brew that is a welcome addition to my area. Would be great for sipping on a warm sunny day. Recommended to any hophead as a warmup for the night
01-13-2013 20:40:58 | More by CloudStrife
4.19/5 rDev +9.1%
Poured a nice golden amber into my glass. A small but dense creamy head added to the appearance.
I could detect the hops and citrus in the aroma. Very pleasant, nothing too much or too little.
The first taste was really nice. It was smooth, a perfect balance between Malt,Yeast and Hops. Relatively big , but not bold.
A nice lingering aftertaste.
For me, it was a really nice Pale Ale. I wasnt looking for tons of hops in this one, and I got just what I was after.
An easy drinking pale ale with all the things you are looking for to have on a nice sunny relaxing day.
I had this one at room temperature. I tasted the first one from the cooler. Honestly, the room temperature one was even better tasting.
05-18-2012 15:00:11 | More by rdilauro
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured from a growler into an American pint glass.
A--Pours up copper brownish, a little darker than I expected, with almost no head. What's there is fizzy and off-white and doesn't last.
S--A decent nose, with some floral notes from what I think are Cascade hops, along with an undertone of honeyed malt.
T--Follows the nose for the most part. More of a malt presence than many APAs I've had (and as the color would suggest), with caramel and toffee biscuit up front providing a great balance to the milder than most American recipe's bitter hops on the back end. Enough dry to keep you wanting more, but nott so much that you get worn out. The word that leaps to my mind with this beer is balance. Almost perfect malt and hop spectrum, much more so than other APAs I've had (Switchback, Sierra Nevada, Tuckerman's, Smutty). Not really a hophead's APA. Reminded me a great deal of Great Lakes' Burning River, if you've had that.
M&D--Both were fine--mouthfeel was pitch perfect, a little chewy with even pleasant carbonation--though I gotta bitch a little about the ABV. It's low for an American session beer, but geez, a beer this straightforward in England would be at or below 4 percent! It would be great if American brewers could get flavor while backing off on the booziness a tad. Can't complain about the Captain overall, though, as all of Mr. Vaccaro's beers start at a baseline of excellent, it seems, and go up from there.
11-28-2008 23:56:33 | More by TheycallmeTim
Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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