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Pumpkin Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Pumpkin AlePumpkin Ale

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

PatGreer, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

nh2032, Oct 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

SalukiAlum, Oct 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

JC88, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Gehrig13
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Gehrig13, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of jslice99
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jslice99, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber tinted orange, moderate cap of froth. Scent quite muted, light spicing and moderate pumpkin, hint of green apple. Taste expands seasonal spices a bit, pumpkin is flavorful but relatively uninteresting, needs more sweetness. Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation. A good, but middle of the road pumpkin brew.

rfgetz, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of GLockmeister19
3/5  rDev -15.7%

GLockmeister19, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of ABokononist
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

ABokononist, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

DoogeeZ, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a nice clean amber pour with a minimal amount of head turning into a small rim of foam around the glass. smells of pumpkin pie, apples.
tastes a bit acidic up front.. kind of a vomit-like apple crossover... not saying it's a bad thing.. apples are actually not that bad coming back up! lol, but really though, it's a bit tart.. apply, then the pumpkin pie spices come up.. and it leaves a tart/acidic finish.
light-medium body.. nicely carbonated with a SLIGHT creamy feel on the lips.

i'm just either over the whole pumpkin beer thing, or this is the first captain lawrence beer i didn't really care for all that much. sorry guys, not your fault - i don't think! it's definitely very sweet.. so those looking for a sweet pumpkiny beer will be into it!

facundoCNB, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +12.4%

GFD400, Sep 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Ralphs66, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Very light bronze color. It is completely see through with a few bubbles popping up here and there. It has a white foamy head that leaves some lace.

S. Very soft malty scent, mixed with lemon.

T. It tastes more like a light ale than a pumpkin. There are hints of pumpkin, some sugar, some malt. But a very mild taste all around.

M. Cirsp and refreshing.

O. It's a good beer, but it lacks a real kick, which I like out of a pumpkin ale. Nice, but nothing that stands out, either.

Amalak, Sep 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Noelito76, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

felixljr, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear dark orange to copper in color with some highlights of amber and light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin head and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Upfront the aroma of this beer is all pumpkin and it smells quite natural (no hints of artificial flavorings) and lighter aromas of pumpkin pie spices including cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

T: This beer has a very pleasant flavor of natural pumpkin and caramel malts with some lighter notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Light amounts of non-lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: I enjoyed that this was a pumpkin beer with lighter hints of pumpkin pie spices rather than liquid pumpkin pie - since this is not sweet I find it much easier to drink and more enjoyable. Definitely one to have again.

dbrauneis, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 64 oz growler into a nonic tumbler- pours a clear, dark amber color with less than a finger of head, minimal retention and no lacing.

Smell is pretty typical of a pumpkin ale- pumpkin, some cinnamon, balanced with some caramel malt, very faint trace of citrus hops.

Taste is consistent with the nose- a little bitterness up front, followed by the pumpkin, then barley makes its appearance, taken over by the pumpkin and spice. Nice, but nothing groundbreaking.

Mouthfeel is nice- medium light body, light prickly carbonation, sweet finish. This is a decent pumpkin ale- as I said, nothing particularly interesting but easy drinking. Manages to fend off the heat from Sriracha.

As an aside: I wonder if american brewers who make pumpkin ales instead of oktoberfests don't want to put in the time to lager? The marzen is a better style in my opinion...

Hopdaemon39, Sep 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

cde1218, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of BigPlay1824
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a clear light orange color with ample carbonation bubbles moving towards the top, nice fizzy white head which lingers very shortly before dissipating, leaves minimal lacing
S: really nice pumpkin spice scent, cloves are prominent, small amount of actual pumpkin notes
T: really smooth taste, nice and light on the spiciness but still with plenty of character, nice notes of nice cinnamon, slight clove, and overall pumpkin notes
M: medium carbonation tingle up front, smooth throughout, drinks beautifully light and smooth
O: quite happy with this one, although i feel like there is plenty of room for the pumpkin bombs were so used to seeing, i think it is exponentially more difficult and ballsy to make some thing like this, well balanced, highly drinkable, and non offensive

BigPlay1824, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - mostly clear deep copper color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring.

S - fresh pumpkin pie aroma.

T - all the pumpkin pie spice flavor done right, tasty beer.

F - medium bodied with crisp carbonation, goes down smooth and easy.

O - good tasting fall seasonal.

JoeyBeerBelly, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

SPRichard, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

GeckoPunk, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Enjoyed immediately following the Harpoon UFO Pumpkin, and was surprised that I thought this was a slight notch below. But still very good.

Pours medium dark copper with some white foam a top. Its a clear kind of dark. Very faint pumpkin smell, some cinammon/nutmeg notes. Flavorful pumpkin taste with a smooth cinammon finish. Light bodied, smooth, loaded flavor. Cleaner than most. Very good.

KTCamm, Sep 15, 2012
Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.