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Pumpkin Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
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Wortman1998

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

10-23-2013 15:59:21 | More by Wortman1998
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MikeyC37

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

10-23-2013 04:37:12 | More by MikeyC37
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MO5290

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-21-2013 22:27:14 | More by MO5290
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JC333

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

10-20-2013 10:40:26 | More by JC333
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-20-2013 02:29:21 | More by kkmiller76
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jdash3d

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-16-2013 15:22:11 | More by jdash3d
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pottergator

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-16-2013 05:07:35 | More by pottergator
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freeHorizon

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-15-2013 15:40:44 | More by freeHorizon
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a slightly hazed orange, one finger of white head, very bubbly, mild lacing.
S - More based on spice, very peppery, biscuit malt, some mildly roasted malt.
T - Taste is very peppery, some nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, some pie crust and biscuity malt, some tartness.
M - Overly carbonated, mild feel.
O - Very spicy and peppery not well balanced and lacking in pumpkin

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 23:53:48 | More by Omnium
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utopiajane

New York

3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy amber orange with a thin head of loose tan foam. There was a burst of bubbles after the pour then a steady stream of effervescence. Nose is lightly sweet malt and a light spice. Nutmeg, allspice and a little ginger. Some sweet biscuit. I am not getting a lot of pumpkin but it's faint int he background. Taste is dry biscuit with a nice toasted malt sweetness. Light spice. The carbonation is very strong and the body of the beer is thin so it drinks a little watery and a lot like soda. There's a touch of pumpkin flavor that becomes stronger as it warms and a mild bitter finish that is dry and tasty.

The nose on this one is very pleasing but the drink is too thin. It was just ok.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 19:44:20 | More by utopiajane
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tipofthetongue

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-11-2013 02:41:24 | More by tipofthetongue
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Bustersuess

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-09-2013 23:15:51 | More by Bustersuess
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oberon

North Carolina

3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A pretty"below"standard pumpkin ale here.Pours into a standard pint glass a cleat light brass color with a minimal head.Light pumpkin spice in the nose along with a sour note wich I didn't care for much.A lighter fizzy feel in the mouth, flavors have a sourness too that leaves the spice notes behind,for a non- funked out pumpkin ale this has some sourness that Iam not a fan of.Captain Lawrence from what I have had is pretty top notch...except for this.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 22:24:50 | More by oberon
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BfloBrewHound

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-08-2013 02:12:41 | More by BfloBrewHound
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Hazy ruby orange in the glass, two finger head but not much carbonation,

S-Pumpkin, cinnamon, spices some earthy notes.

T-Rather sweet, not too spice heavy, mild pumpkin with slight bitterness.

M-Lighter, tad watery, not much carbontion.

O-What can I say, I love pumpkin ales. Not the best, but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 01:51:23 | More by rlee1390
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-06-2013 20:30:20 | More by BobsledTM
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-05-2013 02:24:20 | More by oriolesfan4
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CKav

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-03-2013 19:49:09 | More by CKav
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MadScientist

New York

3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A medium amber with good clarity. The head is low and made of long lasting ivory bubbles.

S: The smell is nicely balance with moderate aromas of spice, malt sweetness and pumpkin with the spice being mainly note of allspice and ginger with lesser amounts of clove and cinnamon.

T: A medium amount of pie spice flavors blended with a caramel malt sweetness and pumpkin flavors. There is a moderately-low hop bitterness that combines with the spice to balance the malt. The finish is moderately dry.

M: A medium-full bodied beer that feels pretty light from the high level of carbonation. A slight astringency from the spice noted in the aftertaste.

O: I like that the spice isn't overdone and the overall balance if the flavors is there. Between the spice, carbonation and dryness it's almost drinks like a pumpkin saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 23:57:27 | More by MadScientist
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-01-2013 16:43:07 | More by spark3148857
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-30-2013 23:27:45 | More by bluntedboywonder
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A quite hazy orange brown color with just a 1/4 inch of head that sticks around for a bit.
S - Mostly nutmeg and some cinnamon. Baked apple sweetness mixed with malty sweetness. Average pumpkin ale smells.
T - Well it does have a solid malt and spice presence with mild clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavors but very mild vegital taste which is somewhat appreciated but makes the beer lack in complexity. Not bad.
M - Light to medium for the ABV its easy to drink and session able.

Overall I didn't expect much for under 2 bucks for the single but its a pretty balanced pumpkin ale. Far from the best but I had worse.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 05:28:56 | More by DrDemento456
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-26-2013 23:40:36 | More by Chevelle66
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spokeydonkey

New York

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light-copper with a thin white head. Aroma is of apples, cloves, cinnamon. Taste has a surprisingly tart element to it that comes in up front. Spices follow: a bit of cinnamon and ginger(?) but muddled. Finishes dry and crisp with a slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery. Carbonation isn't excessive, but the beer is so light that there's a definite carbonation bite. Overall an OK light pumpkin beer, but I wish the spices were cleaner and it had a bit more body to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 23:42:02 | More by spokeydonkey
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tviz33

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy orange/ amber body with a short white head that recedes quite quickly.

S- The nose is not particularly strong, but quite good. An even mix of pumpkin and spice mingle with something I can only describe as sweet potato.

T- Taste follows the nose, except it exhibits more of a nutty flavor throughout. The flavor is mild and strays far from the sweetness I expected from the style.

M- Light and very carbonated. I wish the feel was a bit thicker.

O- Very balanced pumpkin ale. I just wish they would amp the flavors up just a bit. If you're not in to the super sweet and spice-filled pumpkin ales, then this one might be up your alley.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 22:19:35 | More by tviz33
Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.