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Pumpkin Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
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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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
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev +12%

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

Mikexw, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of mltobin
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
Photo of Drew88
4/5  rDev +12%

Drew88, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Griffith, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of stomioka
3/5  rDev -16%

stomioka, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of 1pintatatime
3/5  rDev -16%

1pintatatime, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of dank203
3.75/5  rDev +5%

not a bad one. the body is full with a bready malt coming thru, like a good pale ale. the autumn spices are there with a slightly peppery hot finish. it's well balanced, and pleasant

dank203, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of kkazemi
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%

kkazemi, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of chalkda01
3/5  rDev -16%

chalkda01, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of JohnDee
3.5/5  rDev -2%

JohnDee, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of TonyY
3/5  rDev -16%

TonyY, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -9%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

A very solid pumpkin beer. Pours a dark amber with a thin head that doesn't trail the glass. The smell is full of pumpkin and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The taste is a little sweet in the beginning with the nutmeg and what tasted like a little brown sugar, and then the pumpkin flavor finishes the taste. Very refreshing. Very nice for the price as well.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of JTomczak
3.75/5  rDev +5%

JTomczak, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of huysmans
3.5/5  rDev -2%

huysmans, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of ksimons
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%

ksimons, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of dajerzy52
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%

dajerzy52, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -2%

An above average pumpkin ale that nicely balances the beer with the pumpkin flavor. Very bready. The pumpkin taste is never overbearing. I have others I prefer, but certainly worth a try.

tigg924, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: It has a medium amber body, and has the best clarity of any beer I've tasted. Fizzy head, no lacing. Solid looking, but lacks sex appeal.

S: Very nice bending of pie crust and pumpkin; biscuit and cracker. No specific spice stands out, rather it's a well-blended pumpkin spice blend.

M: Lighter bodied, active carbonation. Smooth and soft, but a bit watery.

T: One of the better well-balanced pumpkin beers. It's pureed pumpkin, which seems to have accepted the spice notes more evenly. I get a bit of warming spice on the end, cinnamon and clove mostly. Some unwanted mineral notes (it is a very clean beer), but is not overbearing. Soft vanilla with a graham cracker/pie crust finish. Full pumpkin pie flavor, but lacks a bit depth.

orcrist_cleaver, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
3.25/5  rDev -9%

timmy2b, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Matt_Felix
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Matt_Felix, Aug 01, 2014
Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.