Pumpkin Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 8
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: aerozeppl on 09-28-2008

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Ratings: 243 | Reviews: 81
Photo of Pleepleus
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this directly from the teet at the Captain Lawrence Brewery. The taproom samples were flowing freely and this one (with the Imperial IPA of course) came home in growlers to share with my friends Moxley and Hyland. It had a clear copper color with a half inch of creamy white head. Smelled of cinnamon spice and sweet pumpkin goodness. Tasted the pumkin big time here, without the extra sweetness found in alot of these, with nice spice balance of nutmeg and cinnamon. Had a clear crisp feel and nice carbonation. I look forward to next weekend when I go back for more.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with a thin creme head lining the top. Nose is slightly floral. Flavor is smooth pumpkin with very little spice interfering with the mix. Feel is smooth on liquid and carries a biting carbonation. Hey. I think most pumpkin beers are garbage. But this is a nice pumpkin beer.

Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Always a treat to walk into the Captain Lawrence Brewery and get to try a new offering from Scott and the crew. Had 2 samples at the brewery, purchased a growler, came home and sampled further, right away. Nothing like fresh, local , and best of all world class quality beer. This one pours out of the growler very clear, darker orangy amber, under an off white head that leaves spots of sticky lace. Nose of typical fall spice, toasty malts and a final resiny hop whiff. I'm not usually a huge fan of the style, but this one is understated pumpkin/spice wise, leading to a tasty, enjoyable fall offering. Moderate pumpkin on the palate, moderate apple pie spicing thing going on. Crisp and tasty, with balanced malt/hop underlying the whole deal. A nice accompaniment to thanksgiving dinner comes to mind. I'm unlikely to often go for this one ahead of other CL choices, but its simply another quality beer choice from the good Captain.

Photo of LittleBreeze
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Outstanding pumpkin smell. Not high on spices. Just a good clean smell.
The taste is also pumpkin. Nice nutty bite on the finish. Spice is kept in check. That allows this delicious pumpkin beer to pair well with savory dishes. I wish it was in bottles.

Photo of doho95fu
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearence is typical - bronze copper with a tall head. Medium carbonation is present.

The smell is lightly of pumpkin, some nutmeg and cinnamon.

The taste follows, but the smell delivers more than the flavor. I was expecting more up front flavor from this brew.

The beer is drinkable but the lack of distinct pumpkin flavor is surprising.

I brought home growlers of smoked porter and the imperial IPA instead.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A: Nice deep copper color with 2 finger of white head. Good lacing.

S: More of a pumpkin nose than just the spices. Not quite the mental enigma of Pumking which is basically like having a pumpkin pie under your nose. This was much more subtle. The spices were there but in the background.

T: The taste follows in line with the nose. More actual pumpkn flavor with the spices taking a backseat. I picked up some cinnamon and nutmeg and the usual spices but again they were not the focus.

M: Very nice crisp mouthfeel. Pumpkin ales always have that sort of heavy mouthfeel and this was no exception.

D: Really great. Curious on the ABV on this one. Grabbed a growler of it which I will enjoy tomorow.

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Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.