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Pumpkin Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | 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 -50.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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.

Photo of byronic
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Sheesh101
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of JKV96
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of alpinebryant
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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)

Photo of vfgccp
2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of far333
2.65/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of JC333
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Mikexw
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of smutty33
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of brez8791
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of CTJman
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Wortman1998
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of deonreds
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of HamdenHector
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Will_Rivera
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Samp01
2.84/5  rDev -20%
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.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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?

Photo of tylergoov
2.96/5  rDev -16.6%

Photo of GFish
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of TonyY
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Bustersuess
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.