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Winter Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.97%
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: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 11-24-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

On tap at The Milton upper East Side in Manhattan. I love Brown Ales and this one is right up there. More of a dark amber color with the dryness of a brown. Not too sweet with mild effervescence.

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
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

Photo of scootny
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Photo of KTCamm
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Photo of tempest
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

it says here that this beer is retired, but I'm enjoying one that says it was bottled 11/03/2014 - pours a nice caramel brown with a 2 finger head - mildly spiced - easy drinking - a good brew for this rainy November afternoon -

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Winter Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.