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Pumpkin Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aerozeppl on 09-28-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Hypersomnia, Today at 01:35 AM
Photo of JohnFatAss
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Run of the mill pumpkin ale.
Smells of pumpkin pie spices.
Some pumpkin in the taste but mostly spice.
Very carbonated but the mouthfeel is a little watery.
An ok beer.

JohnFatAss, Yesterday at 01:49 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

ejane, Saturday at 05:42 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

brbrocc, Oct 16, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +23.2%

Lalaa15, Oct 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

ZenBiscuits, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

st9647v3, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

thegerm87, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

SonictheBeerhog, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

PaleAleWalt, Sep 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

GFish, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +12%

This one is a deep amber-red, bright though dark and translucent. Its tan head caps at almost one finger. It's creamy and frothy and takes a good while to recede to an island and some thick edging while leaving legs on a good stretch of the glass.
With a good mingling of pumpkin, spicing, and sweetness, this one has the keys to a good pumpkin beer: the pumpkin flesh has enough presence without being either overly vegetal or sour; the spiciness blends nicely, allowing everything to come together without being harsh; the sweetness is just enough to complement the spicy and fleshy notes, with very nice elements of cinnamon and brown sugar. The malts give just a hint of crust to it (graham cracker), though I can't say whether that's intentional.
This beer is crisp, lightly smooth in its medium body working off of that bite. It's semi-dry with a vinous element at times, while the spices nip the tongue consistently.

Brenden, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

j0hnc2468, Sep 25, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a cloudy orange amber hue with a very small beige head. Aroma and taste has some caramel malt, grains and grassy notes. A medium body with good carbonation. This brew has very little in the way of pumpkin or spices. Seems to drink more lager like. Overall not that great for a pumpkin ale but still drinkable.

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

gtermi, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tpacek, Sep 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

HamdenHector, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
3.25/5  rDev -9%

An OK pumpkin ale.

The spice is there. the pumpkin if faint (overwhelmed by the spice) but is there. OK head, though retention is poor. It's a good pumpkin ale, but not a great pumpkin ale. Worth another try? Sure. But not worth a place on my list of pumpkin ales for the ages. With so many better offerings, do I even have room in my stomach, let alone my fridge, for this pumpkin ale when the leaves turn brown?

logicalparadox, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

PittBeerGirl, Sep 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Mikexw, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

mltobin, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of smacgaha
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Appearance - Poured from a bottle into a wheat beer glass. Slightly hazy; light orange. Not much lacing; decent head that dissipated after a few minutes.

Scent - Very faint. Some pumpkin with a hint of toast, but mostly various spices

Taste - Not much pumpkin; mostly various spices with a wheaty aftertaste. Very warming.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat excessive carbonation.Very light.

Overall - Reasonably well-balanced, but a little too light on the pumpkin and the carbonation is a bit much. Good for the price.

smacgaha, Sep 16, 2014
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Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.