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Freshchester Pale Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Freshchester Pale AleFreshchester Pale Ale

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very good

510 Ratings
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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 17
Gots: 52 | 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:
Beer added by: Billolick on 02-12-2006

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Photo of Brenden
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This pale ale is amber in color, deep, bright and clear with a tan head fully two fingers tall. It's a tight and dense foamy cream, very strong, that fully sheets the glass for the first couple inches and follows with heavy lacing. This is one of the most beautiful beers I've seen.
The aromatic bouquet coming out of this beer is strong, presenting fresh and oily hops with juicy citrus and a blend of sweetness and zest accompanied by honeyed biscuits.
I'm hit by fresh grapefruit right up front on the tongue, and this is a flavorful and well-hopped beer. There's some depth, too, as some more nuances come out regularly. The flavor is tropical and citrus fruit-driven with good balance from malts.
This firmly medium-bodied pale ale is crisp, smooth, clean and almost creamy as carbonation rolls on the palate. It seems to hit the exact median between sweet and dry. A bit of mineral develops on the very end as it goes.

Photo of Splattsbats
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a lovely darker golden/amber color. Aroma contains hints of peaches. Mouthfeel is crisp and pleasant. Strong citrus taste with bitter grapefruit finish. Refreshing like a lighter beer but with more medium body. Overall this is a quality beer versatile enough to drink by itself or with a light meal.

Photo of coombski
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tikk
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of logicalparadox
2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

Did not dig this one. The maltiness is meant to balance the hops, but the brew misses the balance. Too malty for me, not quite sticky sweet, but sweeter than the rest of the beer is prepared to support. The hops are there: sappy, with a mostly pithy bitterness and slight pine background. Some orange blossoms and hints of various cirtus rind can be found. But, it didn't gel for me. Bitterness was high, but nevertheless overwhelmed by sweetness, tasting like grapefruit rinds covered in malt syrup. The rest of the beer fell flat for me and I was eager to be done with it.

Photo of apasternak
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Glennlawless
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Darker orange-copper color. Poured a once inch frothy off white head. I smell a touch of hop presence but mainly a lot of sweeter caramel malt notes pushing the hops out of the way. getting a crazy amount of barley grainy stuff too...like a touch of bud light. haha. smells good though. getting faint grassy hopes but this beer is suuuuper malty and sweet. not what i wanted since i like hop forward brews but this none the less is pretty tasty and could definitely drink one or two more. Nice creamy mouthfeel as well. It's a pretty solid beer but since I'm pro hop i wouldn't buy it again.

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of StephRai
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of diamondlie
3.4/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Samp01
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden amber a large off white slowly fading head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, caramel malt with some grass and grain notes. Taste same as aroma with mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel, some grass and grain notes, fruity with floral citrus hops, has slightly tangy citrus aftertaste on the end. Overall a pretty solid brew for the style.

Photo of coobstar
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AnthonyHipp
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of kkazemi
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JJTrex
4.44/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of mrfreakybig
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of probert
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TheItalianStallion
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of DuaneL
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Very nice - Wish this were available in bottles, in the Delaware Valley. Drank it on tap at AJ Ryans Taproom, Syracuse.

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of benloho
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of socon67
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of joeyloyer
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.