Freshchester Pale Ale | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Freshchester Pale AleFreshchester Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Billolick on 02-12-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.72/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fresh growler from the brewery.

I'm a big fan of this beer. Very healthy amount of hops, getting close to an IPA.

Nice light brown color, with a good head.

Smell is powerful, with the hops taking over.

Taste and mouth feel are great - strong hop flavor, balanced nicely with the other components. It appears the growler was the right size.

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4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite pale ales and it is often overlooked from among other pale ales as well as other captain lawrence offerings (especially the Liquid Gold). I think this is their best beer and very drinkable any time of day or any season. Very good hops character without being too overhwhelming. And at 5.6% ABV, very sessionable. Ask your local beer bar to provide this beer.

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4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: clear orange in color with a nice two finger head that lingers awhile. Thick lacing paints the glass.

Smell: floral and piney bitterness along with some orange citrus is bold an easy to detect.

Taste: pine, oranges, lemon zest, and caramel candy sweetness make up a very well balanced and impressive pale ale.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start and finish with a bit of dryness at the end. Short aftertaste is dominates by the pleasant bitterness. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: since this was a newly tapped keg, the freshness and simple flavors were exciting for the tastebuds. This is a great session pale ale.

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4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked up a growler fresh from the brewery.
This pale ale pours a amberish-gold, with a thin frothy white head.
There is a strong smell of hops on the nose, with sweet and subtle cirtus scents lingering.
Fresh Chester Pale Ale is bitter on the entrance and very smooth and slightly sweet with great citrus tastes on the finish. It is hoppy yet not overly bitter, which makes it easy to sit and drink a bunch of this beer, without tiring of the taste or the bitterness.

A great beer from an upstart brewery. I highly recommend visiting for a taste of what they are brewing

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled and enjoyed on the same day.
2 finger head with lots of lacing. piney and citrusy in the nose. strong hop presence. kind of flirts with the line between IPA & DIPA. not much sweetness. crisp clean, and a little creamy. medium-high carbonation. highly drinkable, a really good beer.

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Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 613 ratings