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Pumpkin Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jdash3d, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

pottergator, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of freeHorizon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

freeHorizon, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%

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

Omnium, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

utopiajane, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of tipofthetongue
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

tipofthetongue, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Bustersuess
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Bustersuess, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

oberon, Oct 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

BfloBrewHound, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

rlee1390, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BobsledTM, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

oriolesfan4, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

CKav, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

MadScientist, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

spark3148857, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

bluntedboywonder, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

DrDemento456, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Chevelle66, Sep 26, 2013
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3.08/5  rDev -14%

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.

spokeydonkey, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

tviz33, Sep 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

CTJman, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

mcphish22, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Snarf103, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BKBassist, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Givemebeer
3.51/5  rDev -2%

Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass Nice to be drinking this while watching football on a slightly chilly night.

A: Light brown/amber/copper in color head dissipates pretty quickly some lacing

S: Many spices. Maybe some pumpkin and spice in there too

T: Yep, just like the nose there is tons of spice. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Good pumpkin flavor and a nice sweetness thats not too overbearing. Still not on the same level as the elite pumpkin beers.

M: The spices linger on the tongue of this light bodied beer.

O: I wish this had some more malt back bone and pumpkin to it as the spice dominates. Also, it was a little bit watered down compared to some of the greats. Regardless, it's enjoyable and a beer I could have a few of.

Givemebeer, Sep 10, 2013
Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.