Freshchester Pale Ale | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Freshchester Pale AleFreshchester Pale Ale
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3.8/5
Very Good
614 Ratings
Freshchester Pale AleFreshchester Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,762
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
614
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
108
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Ratings: 614 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Most remarkable thing about this is the lacing.
Hops dominate the taste and smell - somewhere between citrus and pine. Somehow though the finish isn't that bitter. Feels light and almost sessionable.

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Photo of sd123
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TeachChefs
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbrown
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluecrow
2.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

-bottle to glass (dated 4 May 2016, so less than 2 months old). Normative head and carbonation, lacing is prominent over a medium amber pour. Malt aroma is more prominent than hops. This bottle has an off-putting flavor, somewhat plastic-like, that is detectable in the nose too. Others have mentioned something similar, but there are some much better descriptions. I'll try it again as it is available nearby.

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Photo of Eziel
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CrimeDog
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good.

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Photo of nubs
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange in color with a two finger eggshell head.

Smells of rich caramel malt, vanilla, bitter tropical citrus hops and fresh grains.

Upfront its slightly bitter and grassy. Midpalate I get notes of sweet toffee and caramel from the malt. It finishes with an orange sherbet/ sugar cookie taste on the finish - once the bitter tropical hops finally catch up to the malt on the aftertaste. Notes of banana bread and honey become more apparent as it warms.

Has a light body and is lightly carbonated. Slightly watery so as to be sessionable. Balanced, but leans towards the bitter side.

Overall I'm pleased with this purchase, but I doubt I would buy again.

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Photo of kingslotty
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewMaven
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Had trouble pouring since the head would blast over the top of the glass before the bottle was 20% empty.

Nose was best described as "plastic".

Taste gave a hint of same with a bit of rubber thrown in...Some hops too.

Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Too weird to even consider again..Maybe a bad (outdated) bottle..Stop and Shop might want to take the beer section more seriously.

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Photo of woodchipper
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BWED
2.51/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into willibecher.

A- Semi-hazy copper/orange. Off white head is dense and lumpy. Good, one finger retention and lacing.

S- Hop aroma quite off and muddled. Citrus and pine, with a hint of something rubbery.

T- Dull pale malt, some watery piney hop.

M- Medium light body, with a dull bitterness in the aftertaste.

O- Something was just off on this. I hope it was just the one bottle.

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Photo of jjd315
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrMustard2012
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toadsmoto
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeman
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzarooski
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftaholic
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinger22
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A strong amber color, with a small white head that fades with time. Leads with a malt flavor, follows with a slight bitterness. Not an overpowering smell by any means. Slight carbonation that is very drinkable. Overall a good pale ale.

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Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 614 ratings