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Freshchester Pale Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

509 Ratings
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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 18
Gots: 47 | 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

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Beer added by: Billolick on 02-12-2006

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a bar in NYC..cant remember the name of the bar.
Pours a caramel amber color with small amount of head into standard pint glass. Smells of hoppy malts with some notes of pine and candy. Taste is very smooth malted hops with a nice balance of bitter hops with sweet malts. Very drinkable and full of flavor. A Captain standard and a great session brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Top Hops.

I found this to be a refreshing and exceptionally tasty pale ale; on the darker, deep golden side, with a finger of white head that settles slowly and good lacing. Aroma is mildy citric and hoppy, biscuity malt and lightly sweet. The flavor follows suit; it’s hopped just enough for a contemporary pale but not so much it’s really an IPA. There are aspects of citrus, pine, and some floral notes, moderate bitterness, with a solid biscuit malt backbone and again, just a touch of sweetness. Finish is fairly dry.

Body was just on the light side of medium; moderate carbonation was enough to make it crisp and clean but not so much to make it prickly. I imagine the tap serving smoothed it out a bit and would be interested in contrasting it with the bottled version (which I will pick up soon!).

Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Translucent amber, two finger head, not much carbonation with some lacing.

S-Nice balance between the malt bill and the grassy and citrus hops.

T-Grass and citrus hops, some caramel, good balance with some bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth.

O-One of the better APAs out there, not overpowering but well balanced.

Photo of rdilauro
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Whartontallboy for this extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into my trusty tulip with a dark amber color and two fingers of slightly off white head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing.

Smell – Lots of hops, breadiness, caramel, malts, and floral notes.

Taste – A bit hoppier than I was expecting from the aroma. After the nice hop bite you get a slight orange citrus flavor that fades rather quickly into bready malts. Finishes with a sweet caramel backbone.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, good carbonation, finishes just a tad dry.

Overall – A solid APA and one I am enjoying on this beautiful Friday night.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- the pour is orangeish brown, quite dark for an APA. One inch cap of off white foam.

S- toasty grain, very bready and doughy malt, bright and citrusy hops.

T- there is a great balance between cereal grain, bread, and lemon peel and grapefruity hops.

O- A pretty remarkably balanced pale ale here. I really enjoyed it, a bit more hops would make this stellar.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass, appears a nice, slightly hazed copper color with a big white head. Retention is okay.

S: Toasted malt with a nice pine, citrus and floral bite from the hops. Very nice.

T: Solid malt backbone of toasted grain and light caramel/toffee, followed by sweet, floral and orangey hop flavor which becomes more resiny and grapefruit-like in the dry, hoppy aftertaste. Very little bitterness.

M: Medium body with excellent carbonation.

O: One of the best pale ales I've had. Loaded with awesome hop flavor that is just complex enough but still easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured very murky for a Pale Ale. Also quite dark. Lack of head does leave incredibly consistent lacing surprisingly.

S-Hoppy and bread. Citrus mixed with sweet bread. Not very intense but it does boast a nice overall aroma.

T-Quite like the nose. Lacks enough hoppiness to really make me a big fan. Very nice balance however. Bready, grainy, and citrusy hoppiness.

M-Mellow carbonation. Smooth and creamy. More body than most Pale Ales.

O/D-A pretty nice Pale Ale. Quite unique. Very close to loving this beer. But I will say I really enjoyed it in the end. A good sipper that goes down quick.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

another one from the new bottling line at capt lawrence. enjoyed out of a captain lawrence taster tulip.

a - brew poured a transparent amber with a generous frothy white head (almost looks ipa-ish). lacing was thick and chunky and the head hung out forever. really milkshake like. one of the biggest heads i've seen on a pale ale...one of the more attractive pale ales i've seen.

s - very earthy and malty. no real hop presence to speak of. almost fat tire like in the smell...grainy and grassy.

t - much like the nose suggests, lots of earthiness and malt forward. large grain bill. somewhat buttery and bready. more english pale than american, but tasty.

m - medium bodied, buttery.

o - overall a nice pale ale...heavy on the malts, but it works nicely. pretty sessionable at 5.6. if you are looking for a hoppy pale ale, look elsewhere, but an easy drinker that is relatively unassuming and goes down smooth, this is your beer.

Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.