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Freshchester Pale Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Freshchester Pale AleFreshchester Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

423 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | 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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Ratings: 423 | Reviews: 134 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-29-2014 05:45:29 | More by Michael-Poppe
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-29-2014 03:02:36 | More by wrightst
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-28-2014 01:41:02 | More by atone315
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JKlein10016

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-28-2014 01:13:19 | More by JKlein10016
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-27-2014 19:48:24 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-25-2014 19:36:51 | More by petermethot
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-25-2014 18:12:26 | More by shoretaxi
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-24-2014 02:24:39 | More by Latarnik
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-23-2014 11:47:38 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-18-2014 21:08:48 | More by Durandal_777
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-18-2014 19:21:41 | More by cwelsh55
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xos

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-15-2014 00:26:10 | More by xos
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

05-13-2014 21:59:39 | More by TonyTalon
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Sgbrown78

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-12-2014 14:27:59 | More by Sgbrown78
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bhawk1

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-07-2014 03:50:53 | More by bhawk1
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-28-2014 13:37:55 | More by bbrown12
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-27-2014 03:31:22 | More by Mersh
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright shiny golden orange body, good clarity, topped by three fingers of curling white foam. Thorough lacing.

Bready aroma.

Huge semi-sweet foundation coats the tongue. Fruitiness follows and balances. Nip of bitterness.

Smooth medium plus mouthfeel.

Solid pale ale. Sometimes we forget what one is these days.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 01:41:15 | More by RonfromJersey
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a half finger white foam head that immediately settles into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Surprisingly dark and cloudy for a pale ale.

The aroma of this beer is pretty bland, which is surprising coming from captain Lawrence, and it possesses very little of the west coast character that the label claims inspires it. This bottle is under two months old and the hop character is very faint. Some earthy, soil-y hops with subtle grass and pine needle. No citrus/tropical fruit presence that is typically associated with west coast and west coast inspired pale ales/IPAs. Strong malt backbone with strong hints of toast, caramel, toffee, roasted nuts a dark fruit sweetness. Aroma reminds me of a faded American barleywine.

Tastes more like a pale ale than it smells with a light body and crisp, earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a dry finish. Very hop forward with dry, sticky resins and grassy pine flavor. Dryness is a bit overwhelming and the hop character is slightly one dimensional, but there is subtle tropical fruit sweetness as it warms. Still, the west coast influence is lacking with only a touch of tart grapefruit sweetness. Feels more English pale ale/IPA inspired. Again, the malt backbone is much stronger than I expect/prefer for the style. Subtle roast with hints of toasted bread and caramel sweetness. Overall, this beer is light and easy to drink but the malts areoverpowering and it lacks complexity and interesting flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 03:30:49 | More by corby112
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-23-2014 01:29:15 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-12-2014 03:38:58 | More by mmulebarn
Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.