Autumn Blaze Pumpkin Ale
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Autumn Blaze Pumpkin AleAutumn Blaze Pumpkin Ale
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From:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #160
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #25,809
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 7.8%
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 17, 2021
Added:
Aug 23, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  4
SCORE
82
Good
Autumn Blaze Pumpkin AleAutumn Blaze Pumpkin Ale
Notes: This is the perfect beer to drink as the weather starts to turn a bit cooler. Brewed with puréed pumpkins added directly to the mash, and traditional pumpkin pie spices add to the end of the boil, this beer packs a ton of flavor into a malty and smooth amber-colored ale.
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3.5 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Dec 17, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

12oz can into a pint glass. 2021 release.

Looks pretty good in the glass. Slightly hazy burnt orange body. Small off white head persists as a thick collar and covering, leaves streaks of lacing.

Aroma is a bit odd. Combination of sweet malt with a non too pleasant veggie undertone.

On tasting, spices are present but not overpowering or harsh. Soft, guessing from the pumpkin puree. Veggie from the nose doesn't translate to the taste. Nicely balanced.

Mouth medium, finish a warming but not bitter spice mix.

Overall, nicely made fall beer. Balanced, perhaps benefiting from several months in the can. Would have again.

Nov 21, 2021
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Greywulfken from New York

Features pureed pumpkin and "traditional" pumpkin pie spices... Has a vegetal spiced character - lots of pumpkin-like flavors - tastes like the pumpkins were pulled from damp dark soil - very earthy and rustic - I'm diggin' it...

Oct 31, 2021
 
3.5 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Oct 17, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jjamadorphd from Florida

Really enjoyed the spice flavor to this pumpkin ale...

...it sure made it unique to me. I found this to be the spiciest pumpkin ale I've had - not spicy-hot, just spicy-spice. Anyway, a solid member of the style and one I will never hesitate to reach for again.

Oct 15, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Bluecrow from New York

This amber can pour is clear with a thin cap of fine tan foam.
The aroma is light with herbaceous notes.
The flavor includes malt, a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon and a hint of woody hops.
The brew is more wet than crisp in the finish.
-good enough for an amber ale in October.

Oct 03, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the can, it pours a clear pumpkin amber color with a nice off-white head that lasts and leaves lacing. The nose gets a dosing of pumpkin spices, although lightly. The mouth gets socked with the flavor of pumpkin pie spice that lingers. Smooth feel across the tongue.

Sep 22, 2021
 
3.49 by Sellen from Connecticut on Sep 06, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Nass from Florida

The pour is similar to iced tea. The taste is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, & vanilla. This is a good low abv pumpkin ale. Cheers! B

Sep 06, 2021
 
3.25 by aztraz from Sweden on Jan 09, 2021
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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beerthulhu from New Jersey

A: Soft, almost ice tea coloring from the pour has a quickly dissipating light tan head. A burnt caramel orange colored body fills the vessel with a slight carbonation that was hard to detect in the thick of things. No standing head or lace decorative. Nice fall coloring, reminds me of the dark orange leaves of the northeast fall season.

S: Pumpkin pie spicing, a nice dusting of nutmeg, powdery, dry, has some sweet cinnamon highlights with a dash of ginger. Fresh pie crust, moist breadiness of dried honey and buttery caramel cookies. Nice warm toasted malting. Overall a good balance of the pumpkin pie spicing and caramel pumpkin puree that never leans to much in favor of the other.

T: The flavor was spritzy pumpkin caramel, bold and flavorful, lively spiciness of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Dry toasted Munich malts and grains, pumpkin puree and fresh pie crust as with the nose. Warm floral scents of dried honey-pine, that was woodsy, with some cinnamon bark and a lingering dry spicing of nutmeg.

M: Nice maltiness on the mouthful. Ample to style, full, with some honey thickness like substance and a soft carbonation adds to the mix.

O: A nice full and fall style beer, perfectly suited for that Northeast chill. Warm toasted malting, sweet and grainy, Oktoberfest like, with a good balance of the pumpkin pie spicing and natural pumpkin elements. Sturdy backbone, toasted pumpkin, good drinkability. worthy a try.

Nov 07, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by izraelc from New York

Pour hazy copper. Mild sweet aroma. Has a nice sweetness to it but it lacks the real pumpkin ale essentials like...pumpkin. Some what bland. This would have been a good pumpkin ale 10 years ago.

Nov 01, 2020
 
3.37 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Oct 03, 2020
 
3.39 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania on Oct 03, 2020
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3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by robotic_being from Florida

The 2020 recipe is nothing impressive, it lacks any pumpkin aroma or taste, pure malts and hoppy bitterness mixed with allspice, cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg. Not worth buying.

Sep 26, 2020
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Sep 18, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz can poured into a pint

A- pours a clear amber color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring

S- pumpkin spices on the nose, with cinnamon and nutmeg standing out, cinnamon toast, graham crackers, some underlying bready malt

T- slightly sweet up front with some caramel undertones, followed by spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Mid-palate gives some toasted notes of bread crust, the finish gives more cinnamon

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a semi-sweet crisp finish

O- straight forward and east drinking pumpkin ale

Sep 15, 2020
 
3.69 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania on Aug 28, 2020
 
3.86 by sirspins from Florida on Oct 16, 2019
 
3.47 by nater919 from New York on Oct 01, 2019
 
3.58 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Sep 21, 2019
 
3.81 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts on Sep 10, 2019
 
3.53 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Jul 14, 2019
 
3 by louiebianchi from New York on Jul 14, 2019
 
3.85 by Diura from New York on Dec 23, 2018
 
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 18, 2018
 
3.5 by BallsDeep from Florida on Nov 04, 2018
 
4 by elamb106 from New York on Sep 27, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has lots of fine particulates visible floating in suspension. It poured with a short white head that quickly settled down, leaving specks of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkins and pumpkin spices are present in the nose—ginger seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste has flavors of pumpkins and pumpkin spices such as cinnamon and ginger. No sweetness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found the taste of this beer to be well balanced between the flavors of pumpkins and pumpkin spices.

Serving type: bottle

Sep 23, 2018
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3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle batch 2018. Sampled on September 15, 2018.

The color is orange-amber with a modest, fading white head. Little to no lacing.

The aroma is full of nutmeg and cinnamon with less of an emphasis on the toasted breadiness of other pumpkins.

Light body and rather smooth.

The cinnamon and nutmeg are front and center in the taste but there is a mild sweetness underneath it all. Ends spicy too.

Sep 15, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by JayQue from Virginia

Pretty good pumpkin ale. Poured a clear copper color into a pint glass. Big bubbly, foamy white head with very good retention and thick bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma is fairly faint. Malt and a little pumpkin. Taste is somewhat more robust. Moderate amounts of pumpkin and pumpkin spices, malt and a little hops bitterness in the finish. Not outstanding but fairly solid without a massive annoying potpourri of spices. Mouthfeel is moderately rich with a nice touch of bitterness. Not a bad pumpkin ale.

Nov 06, 2017
 
3.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 05, 2017
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3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I was perusing the selection at a local restaurant which offers mix-a-sixes when I spied this one! I could have sworn that I had drank & reviewed this previously, but apparently not. Hallowe'en is Tuesday night, but I am not waiting until then to drink this beer.

From the bottle: "Brewed with pureed pumpkin and traditional pumpkin pie spices. This is the perfect beer to drink when the weather turns a bit cooler. Autumn Blaze packs a ton of flavor into a malty and smooth amber ale with the aromas of Fall."

Once more, I followed up my Pop! of the cap with a slow, gentle pour & an in-glass swirl. This raised just over a finger of dense, tawny head with good retention, leaving behind some nice lacing in its wake. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was quite spicy with cinnamon leading the way! Mmm. Mouthfeel was full and creamy, really big for the style and a pleasant surprise! The taste was quite spicy, very much of cinnamon, but not overdone. I have had some Pumpkin Ales which were saturated & oversaturated with spices to the point of having a dusty, grainy mouthfeel. This was more like those cinnamon candy hearts at Valentine's Day - slightly sweet but with a slight spicy heat as well. Finish was dry as you might imagine it would be in a spice-driven ale.

Oct 28, 2017
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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by oberon from North Carolina

Pours into a mug a bull auburn color with a minimal head atop,rather pedestrian here.Some decent graham cracker and cinnamon notes in the nose,faint roasted pumpkin shows thru as well.Thinner with a light sharpness in the feel department.Vanilla and fall spice make for a nice palate,except for an abrupt finish it's got some nice things going on.Eh it's got a decent flavor and nose profile but it lacks depth in feel and looks.

Oct 23, 2017
 
3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Oct 22, 2017
 
3.62 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Oct 09, 2017
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3.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by teromous from Virginia

From the neck of the bottle: "BATCH B2 MPN 787 1107"

Appearance: The body is a medium shade of amber with very good clarity. The head is thick, white, and fluffy. It has good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a very light touch of clove and something else that smells a touch sour or acrid. A bit farther away from the glass it smells a touch like nutmeg.

Taste: There are some light cinnamon and nutmeg flavors along with some cedar.

Mouthfeel: It feels just a touch astringent which gives the beer this roughness and there isn't much body to the beer.

Overall: The beer sort-of waffles between having enough flavor and not enough flavor depending on the sip. It also rests pretty low in the body department so throughout the drinking experience it just leaves me wanting something else from the beer. I wouldn't tell a person not to buy it because it has enough flavor to pass as a decent pumpkin beer but I wouldn't recommend it.

Oct 07, 2017
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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

Copper colored and almost see through with a off white head. I get a pumpkin spice scent from the nose of this brew that is so so. It's got a light pumpkin and malt flavor. Sort of medium in carbonation. An ok pumpkin beer...

Oct 02, 2017
 
3.69 by smithj4 from New York on Sep 30, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. "Autumn Blaze"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BATCH A2 MPN 786 0920"
$2 @ Wegmans, Collegeville, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Clear copper body with a bit of a crimson sheen to it. Short head of frothy-then-creamy off-white as it settles. Ah, I can already see the surface coming through, so I wouldn't call it very good head retention. I get cinnamon in the aroma, and caramelish malt. It's not bright, it's fairly limited, and I certainly wouldn't say it's one of the better pumpkin-spice aromas I've ever come across. Let's hope the flavor is better. ... ...yes. It remains similar though, with caramelish and toasty malt and cinnamon. I think I'm getting some nutmeg as well, but it's not clear. And it seems kind of soapy at the back of the throat. Let me get a drink of water and try this again because I generally like Captain Lawrence beers a lot and this one isn't nearly that good. ... ...meh, it's the same. I'd gladly take it without the spices and pumpkin puree added as the malt seems nice, but the spice here just seems dull and bitter. It's labeled as having 20 IBUs from hops, but it lingers in the aftertaste like there's more, because of the spices. Medium-light in body and gently crisp. Average.

Sep 07, 2017
Autumn Blaze Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 53 ratings