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Pumpkin Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of Steeda89
1.76/5  rDev -50.8%

Not much to say about this beer. The color is spot on of most pumking beers. My nose could not pick up anything that stands out. Carbed up kind of a hint of a malty taste. Over all i dont see why they would call this a pumking beer. Would not buy this beer again.

Steeda89, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of byronic
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

byronic, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Sheesh101
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Sheesh101, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of alpinebryant
2.58/5  rDev -27.9%

A: Pours a clear light pumpkin color with a respectable white head that leaves some spiderwebs.

S: Light malty brown ale, with a hint of fresh pumpkin, very minimal spicing.

T: Taste is similar to the taste, minimal in a lot of respects, there is the fresh pumpkin taste, but it is just barely there. Just hints of cinnamon, and barely mentionable nutmeg or allspice in the back.

M: Light body with a good amount of carbonation.

O: Possibly my taste has evolved, but I remember this being more robust in past years. Maybe it is the new brewing apparatus. In any case, its not great and I would have many other pumpkin ales in line ahead of this. light fizzy pumpkin ale. Not impressed (insert meme)

alpinebryant, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
2.58/5  rDev -27.9%

A - Amber in color, nice head, pretty good lace that lasted until the very last drop.

S - There are little undertones of spices like nutmeg, but they're much lighter than you'd expect in a pumpkin ale. Also a slight moss scent that's not all that pleasant.

T - Bold in flavors, but not the pumpkin ale flavors like spices. There is a slight hint of cinnamon on the back end, but its like a watered down cinnamon. There's a nutty flavor present as well.

M - Smooth going down, light on the back end.

O - Honestly tastes more like an Oktoberfest than a pumpkin ale due to the lack of spice in the flavor.

vfgccp, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of far333
2.65/5  rDev -26%

Slightly hazed caramel orange colore with particulate matter suspended. Low head dissipates quickly. Very faint aroma of malt and spice. So faint that I can't identify the spice.

Flavor is initially malty, but moves to odd spices and faint vanilla. Pumpkin seems to be missing, as does the typical cinnamon and nutmeg. Again, I can't identify the spice. Odd flavor in the finish that I also can't identify except to say unpleasant.

Mouthfeel has a sharpness from overcarbonation, and finishes metallic. I'm just not enjoying this beer.

far333, Aug 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

JC333, Oct 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

smutty33, Sep 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

brez8791, Sep 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

CTJman, Sep 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Wortman1998, Oct 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

deonreds, Nov 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Will_Rivera, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%

Big thanks to Jeff for cracking this one open at a recent tasting.

Appearance -- Pours an orange-amber hue with one finger of sudsy white head. So far so good...

Smell -- Toasted malt, grassy hops, gentle spice, and a mild dose of pumpkin.

Taste -- Pretty much follows the nose: Toasted malt, subdued brown sugar sweetness, grassy hops, cinnamon and allspice. Pumpkin is really subdued.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Really quite nice.

Drinkability -- Pretty generic, honestly. Essentially this is a run of the mill amber ale with some spices thrown in. Pumpkin is nearly nonexistent in this brew. One needs to ask: why make this?

yeahnatenelson, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Noelito76, Sep 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

TonyY, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Bustersuess, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

stomioka, Friday at 05:08 PM
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

MO5290, Oct 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

beerwolf77, Dec 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

raycoll, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Vermonthiker, Oct 26, 2013
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Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.