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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
86
very good

437 Ratings
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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | 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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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-07-2014 03:50:53 | More by bhawk1
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

2.63/5  rDev -31.5%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-23-2014 01:29:15 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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pdmoore714

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-23-2014 00:50:04 | More by pdmoore714
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-20-2014 13:03:18 | More by markgugs
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-18-2014 19:31:24 | More by Hendrick24
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-12-2014 03:38:58 | More by mmulebarn
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Mikexw

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-08-2014 12:46:05 | More by Mikexw
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-06-2014 17:48:04 | More by waddellc2
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-06-2014 01:51:33 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-06-2014 01:51:16 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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dtomes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-05-2014 02:38:36 | More by dtomes
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-04-2014 13:38:20 | More by tdm168
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CaverDave

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-30-2014 15:59:48 | More by CaverDave
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-25-2014 13:34:01 | More by erialbill
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-21-2014 23:58:03 | More by phishfoolme
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-20-2014 22:37:10 | More by millerbuffoon
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Shakydog68

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-17-2014 02:19:48 | More by Shakydog68
Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.