Freshchester Pale Ale | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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604 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Billolick on 02-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
604
Reviews:
160
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
102
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 604 |  Reviews: 160
Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

 662 characters

Photo of kingslotty
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewMaven
2.8/5  rDev -27.6%
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 Too weird to even consider again..Maybe a bad (outdated) bottle..Stop and Shop might want to take the beer section more seriously.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 +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BWED
2.51/5  rDev -35.1%
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 -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrMustard2012
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toadsmoto
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeman
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzarooski
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftaholic
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinger22
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
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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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bpayne88
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grue_soda
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generallee
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It’s body has a medium amber colored with good clarity and some visible carbonation. It is topped off with a small white head that fades to wispy thin film layer with a thicker ring of foam at the edge of the glass.

Smell: In the nose I get some light notes of sweet bready and caramel like maltiness. Hops are light and offer a slight herbal and pine like background.

Taste / Palate: The flavor has a base maltiness with light caramel notes and bready sweetness. The come in quickly and balance with some herbal and piney notes. The overall feel is a light middle weight with good carbonation.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid pale ale. Picked up while in Mt Kisco, opened within three weeks of bottling. Smooth malt foundation lays the groundwork for the aroma and taste profile. Slightly woodsy, earthy and grainy taste precedes light floral notes from the hops.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 604 ratings.
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