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Winter Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
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76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 11-24-2012)
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Huffs

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

01-09-2014 23:55:23 | More by Huffs
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2013 02:26:07 | More by csmartin6
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%

Fresh growler pour from the brewery this afternoon. I'm guessing at the "style", but it seems to land somewhere between an amber/mild/brown ale.

Pours pretty typical, lighter almond amber, retentive khaki head, with a nice low sheet of tiny bubble, as well as ringed lace.

Fairly nondescript nose. I'm getting some mild malts , honey and vanilla.

Toffee flows over the tongue. Flavor profile is built upon waves of smooth malts This new brew is an easy drinking sessioner. Highly enjoyable quaffer that doesnt punch you in the face.

I'm likely partial to my local brewery, but this seems like another high quality creation from the Captain. Not sure how much production there will be of this one, bottles? etc. But I'm a fan

11-24-2012 23:01:16 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, brown in color, with medium carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and nut

Taste: chocolate, nut, big toasted malt towards the middle, and holiday spices at the end

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet, moderate carbonation

Overall: A super malty English brown ale that throws an interesting twist with holiday spices at the end. Not my favorite from the brewery, but interesting. I am glad I got a six of this beer.

12-02-2013 14:50:50 | More by tigg924
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Lgrec8

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

11-16-2013 00:11:31 | More by Lgrec8
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JC333

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

12-14-2013 15:15:15 | More by JC333
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MikePags

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-12-2014 19:40:06 | More by MikePags
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-04-2013 22:47:46 | More by Milkysunshine
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brooklynbrews

Uzbekistan

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-14-2012 21:07:04 | More by brooklynbrews
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-02-2013 20:11:55 | More by acurtis
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ipc2000

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-19-2012 03:53:18 | More by ipc2000
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-03-2013 05:15:39 | More by Sammy
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +9.5%

English brown ale? I know northern browns like Newcastle can be a little fruity, but this is practically juicy. Winter warmer IMO. Anyways, it's a tasty beer. I'm not usually a big winter warm fan, but this has a great balance of easters and bready malt. Underneath the cherry and strawberry notes is a blend of light caramel syrup and toasty bread crust. There's a hint of earthy hops in the finish, which makes this a clean, well-rounded winter beer. Check it out. It's just a step ahead of many American winter warmer-type beers. It's just a little more crisp and complex.

01-21-2013 20:27:30 | More by tempest
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Nice brown ale with a little bit of spice.
Very pleasant and enjoyable but nothing makes it stand out.
Smells of toasted malts.
The taste is malty, and slightly sweet and just a little bit of spice.

Because the spice is so mild, this ale would go great with many types of food.

12-31-2013 03:27:51 | More by JohnFatAss
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Betajeff

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

08-14-2014 02:42:47 | More by Betajeff
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BklynTerp

New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-22-2012 22:00:11 | More by BklynTerp
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Ralphs66

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-16-2013 22:52:45 | More by Ralphs66
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Gmann

New York

3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a crystal clear copper color with a brownish hue. The tight head is short and settles into a light cap.

The aroma is doughy and has notes of brown bread. Perhaps some black pepper and tea like scents. Not much "wintery spice" in the nose.

The taste is quite bready and has some toasted notes. There is some lemony tea like flavors to go along with an earthy spice. Can't quite pick out the specific spice but overall it is bitter. Perhaps a touch of cinnamon as it warms.

The feel is light to moderate with prickly carbonation. Starts off sweet on the palate but finishes with an earthy bitterness. Drinks fairly easy.

An ok brew, nothing really exciting. Well made, but nothing really pops to me.

01-06-2013 20:16:47 | More by Gmann
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scootny

New York

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%

Growler from Whole Foods in Ridge Hill. A nice clear light chestnut brown with a little carbonation streaming up my glass. A nice amount of lace as well. Smell is front loaded with malts and toffee. Big wave of spices as well. Nutmeg is the bigger player, with peppery holiday spiciness that flows back into a mild fruitiness. Taste is malty and full of toasted and nutty nuances. Spices are well done and take a good nutty brown ale and transform it into a top tier holiday session ale. Finish is dry with a crisp earthy hop bitterness. A light mineral sourness that gives a nod to and good English nut brown ale. Feel is light and crisp with a mild effervescence that is perfect. A wonderful addition to the holiday beer world. The toasted and spiced facets of this one will lend itself well to many holiday and winter meals.

12-25-2012 07:37:28 | More by scootny
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Picked up as a single.

Pours light brown, very little foam. Nutty and bready nose. Taste is sweet with caramel cherry notations. Toasty. Slight spice at the finish gives a subtle kick. Some fruitiness. Light carbonation buzz. Good beer.

03-08-2014 18:11:43 | More by KTCamm
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Adlar2789

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-21-2013 06:40:04 | More by Adlar2789
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Dylanjf

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-15-2013 00:22:18 | More by Dylanjf
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BeerLovinBuckwildUnicorn

New York

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%

A: Slightly cloudy, reddish brown, auburn color

S: Carmel not very pungent

T: Orange hops to start, slight carmel malt, nice clean end

M: Big bold front front, effervecent crisp finish

O: Although it didnt blow me away as I like Christmas ales to do it is a nice beer. Not super heavy on malt, lighter than most winters out there. Pairs well with winter root veggies, perhaps some meatloaf

12-20-2013 19:33:28 | More by BeerLovinBuckwildUnicorn
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Mineo

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

04-20-2014 01:12:55 | More by Mineo
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-29-2012 21:38:27 | More by st9647v3
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Winter Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.