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Winter Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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New York

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12-25-2012 00:50:29 | More by GFD400
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New York

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

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

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New York

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New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-01-2013 04:19:22 | More by juliusseizure
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: growler

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

New York

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

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

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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01-21-2013 20:27:30 | More by tempest
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csmartin6

New York

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-25-2013 15:15:31 | More by mdfb79
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-06-2014 03:41:04 | More by Holland
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-02-2013 14:08:43 | More by jp312
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-04-2013 01:51:48 | More by rab53
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Bottle purges itself of a nutty wooden brown liquid. Mostly clear in body. Slow bubbles feed the thin, creamy, off-white head. Head isn't thick at all and it leaves softer lacing.

S-All malt with nuances of spice. A bit fruity, a bit bready and supplemented with Holiday zest. Toasty with some lingering yeast.

T-More of the same but it is quite pleasant. Perfectly toasted bread and fruity sweetness. The bread and fruit are paired with a nutmeggy spice bill. Not very deep but it definitely does the job.

M-Incredibly easy drinking. I had one of these before and after a Sam Adams Winter and this was far more pleasing and easier to imbibe. Lighter bodied with pleasing carbonation and no lingering flavor or feel that detract from the experience.

O/D-A subtler take on the Winter Seasonal. I enjoyed it. Drinking these was a cinch. I think I almost prefer my spicy Winters to be rather mellow. All that liquid Holiday cheer can be a drag on the palate sometimes. Legit but not my favorite from their line of 6ers.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 14:55:06 | More by VelvetExtract
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This beer is possibly more of a winter warmer than an English brown, really.

Appearance: medium brown hue with a haze-free body and a robust effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy light-tan foam with decent retention. Attractive.

Smell: sweet malt with plenty of toasted malt character: biscuit, bread and caramel, plus an interesting spice component which seems to include cinnamon and nutmeg. Perhaps not precisely my cup of tea, but the elements here are well-balanced.

Taste: caramel malt first, then quickly the spices come in. Before they leave, the big biscuity toasty flavor comes in -- not my favorite. Hops aren't super evident in flavor, but there is a restrained but balanced bitterness toward the end. Fans of biscuity American amber ales will like this one.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a strong, well-integrated carbonation and an entirely satisfying creaminess. Quite good.

Overall: the spicing on this beer is nice and not overdone, but some of the malt choices here just don't float my boat. Well-crafted, and perhaps great to someone, but just OK to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 07:03:54 | More by flagmantho
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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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Winter Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.