Freshchester Pale Ale
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Freshchester Pale AleFreshchester Pale Ale
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From:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #778
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,984
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 11.58%
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
469
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 30, 2023
Added:
Feb 12, 2006
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  116
SCORE
86
Very Good
Freshchester Pale AleFreshchester Pale Ale
Notes: Located between the hustle of the Big Apple and the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley, lies a place that is the very heart and soul of all our beers. Freshchester Pale Ale is the liquid incarnation of the place where we live and love. Ever since the beginning, we’ve been proud to call Westchester, New York our home. Beer brewed in the burbs – Freshchester.
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
rich hoppy taste a true ipa in flavor and brilliant yellow pour
Jan 30, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle bottled 9/27/22 into a pint glass.
L: Pours almost clear light med amber w a 1/4" eggshell white head that goes quickly to a thick skin, well carb'd, skeletal lacing.
S: Biscuit malts, caramel, toasted cereal grains, fruity, figs, dates, berries, orange marmalade, a light hint of honey.
T: Taste follows aroma with enhanced toastiness of maltings, full flavored, affably bright citrus zest, apricot, orange, malty aftertaste w a leafy & earthy resinous finish.
F: Poofy & soft, smooth & lightly creamy med-body w a fast, slightly dry finish. Softens over time.
O: Fairly malty, fruity citrus hop structure that allows this savory & succulent American Pale Ale have volume. It is outstanding in its style and is underrated.
Dec 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by alexsergio from New York

May 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by Arg914 from New York

Jun 20, 2020
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Rated by erickc from Washington

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at O’Neals at JFK airport NY
Feb 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by BFCarr from New Jersey

Nov 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.61 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jun 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.56 by jguzman718 from New York

Apr 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by Eychung from New York

Mar 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by ProNR from Florida

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 2.94 by chiefz1 from New York

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.44 by Diura from New York

Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Roby923 from Canada (AB)

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great tasting pale ale. Dark golden malty color with smooth hoppy smell and taste. At 5.5 abv it’s very crushable. Bottled from Total in Norwalk CT.
Aug 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look - poured from a 12 oz bottle. Amber in color, small head with minimal lacing.
Smell - floral hoppiness, balanced by a strong toasted malt presence.
Taste - bottle says 45 IBUs, I think its a little more. Hoppiness hits immediately on palate, followed by the biscuits/malts in the finish.
Feel - medium bodied, fairly high carbonation and standard ABV at 5.5%.
Overall - I'll give this one the benefit of the doubt. It's a good APA. Not much complexity compared to some of the other local crafts, but it is refreshing and easily drinkable. Good beer.
Jun 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.61 by AccipiterofBeer from New York

May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by tomvon from New York

Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by aztraz from Sweden

Mar 16, 2018
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; bottled 9/19/2017.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, light to full copper color with a three quarter inch light tan head, low retention, but modest lacing.
S: Floral bouquet initially with aromas of caramel and citrus. Becomes a touch acrid as it warms.
T: Malty with strong caramel backbone and distinct grapefruit flavor. Bitterness nicely balances and provides a crisp finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with solid, persistent carbonation.
O: Seems more an IPA than an APA, but drinkable and enjoyable.
Dec 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by jvillefan from California

Nov 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.76 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Sep 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia

Sep 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by BallsDeep from Florida

Sep 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by xungmound98 from New York

Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Navinjohnson from New York

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
An easy to like if not exceptional IPA that both hop heads and adjunct drinkers can both enjoy
It’s 97 degrees out and gives you a hoppy bite while very refreshing!
Jun 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.08 by baldy00 from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by Dewsby from Kentucky

Apr 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by h4ger from Connecticut

Apr 06, 2017
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Reviewed by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz drank straight from the bottle (being lazy tonight) so the color score is a guess (like it really matters). Scent and taste is what counts and IMO Freshchester delivered. Nice, solid pale ale. Thanks to my pal Steve for driving it down to NC...doubt it would have been on my radar otherwise.
Apr 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by Toynk from Illinois

Feb 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Icemann383 from New York

Feb 07, 2017
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Reviewed by YoungMtn52 from New York

3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I like a lot of the beers from Capt. Lawrence but this isn't one of them...kind of has a bitter bite to it....give me a Kolsh or a Liquid Gold instead...this tasted more like an IPA.
Dec 08, 2016
Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 634 ratings