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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

447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 15
Gots: 28 | 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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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.

RonfromJersey, Apr 24, 2014
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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.

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Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.