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Freshchester Pale Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Freshchester Pale AleFreshchester Pale Ale

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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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3/5  rDev -21.7%

shigg85, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

prisdefer, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DSlim71, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

OBIrish24, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

GuisseppeFranco, Dec 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

SMason, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

OatmattStout, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Ineedabeerhere, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of beerisblood
2.95/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Great beer. Not as hoppy as some of the West coast stuff, but good just the same. it's a mild APA. A good version for those trying to break the mass produced brain wash assault. IMO, this should be their flagship. Great session beer. Can be found through out westchester (NY) county. Always fun visiting the brewery too!

beerisblood, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

djrn2, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of lovindahops
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow on draft...

A- freshchester pours a slightly copper body with a fair head of foam and lacing on the sides of the glass. Color is both appealing and inviting

S- a grainy bill with some bready and buttery scents. A little bit of fruitiness as well

T- a solid malt flavor completely matched with a hop presence that stays under the radar. Not a blast of flavor but moreover refreshing. Enjoyable

M- carbonation is spot on and a crisp flavor of grain remains

O- a good am pale ale that is not overextended with any flavors. Very crisp and will be enjoyed again

lovindahops, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

alalvarez75, Dec 02, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mdillon86, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a nice yellowish gold color with a strong looking white head on top. The smell of the beer gives off a nice amount of hops and grainy malts. The taste of the beer is pretty good, it's got a nice balance of hops and malts in there. The mouthfeel of this beer is easy going and smooth. Overall this beer is pretty good, I would like to have it again one day.

Knapp85, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

HopStoopid120, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Annesemj, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

randomdanger, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of OutFox
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at The 12th Street Ale House in NYC.

A - Deep copper in color. Pure white head with great lacing and decent retention.

S - Not a lot of hops in the nose which is pleasing since most breweries are making over hopped pales these days. Malty sort of sweet aroma.

T - Great balance. Enough hops to get the citrus from them and well countered well by the malt.

M - Not to light. Good palate coating mouthfeel. Seriously enjoyable.

O - Captain Lawrence is a fantastic brewery and this is a prime example. Great pale ale. Its a great session sort of beer. Great to drink during g football because it has great taste and isn't to heavy.

OutFox, Sep 18, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bierkraft growler

A: Clear orange, decent retention and lacing.

S: Floral and fruity hops with a very light breadiness.

T: Butter and bread with floral and citrus hops. There is a solid hop bitterness. On the first pint, I found that the bitterness took over the malt and hop character. After eating, and also on the following day, I found the bitterness much less pronounced and that the floral hops and bready malt came though much more, making for a nicely balanced beer.

M: Medium with good carbonation.

O: A solid, drinkable (except for the first pint) pale ale.

greybeardloon, Sep 11, 2011
Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.