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Freshchester Pale Ale | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Freshchester Pale AleFreshchester Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
610 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:
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Added by Billolick on 02-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,680
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
610
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
107
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 610 |  Reviews: 160
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a pint glass
Great caramel brown in the glass, very clear, with a finger and a half of frothy light tan bubbles and it laces nicely as most beers with a bunch of hops do. The smell is primarily of the hops. A lot of west coast aromas here but it is quite a broad mix, everything from the citrus grapefruit to the resiny pine and even a bit of the more grassy variety as well. I'm not hugely impressed with the taste of this one. Sure the hops are there, the bitterness is on the mark for an american pale ale but I'm thinking that this is a bit unbalanced. The caramel maltiness of a good pale ale isn't as assertive as I would like it to be. That said there is some caramel, biscuit behind the hop flavors that are all present in the nose. Nothing to complain about in the mouthfeel, it is pretty spot on medium body with moderate carbonation along with the good bitterness make it nicely tingly the finish is slightly sweet with a lingering hop presence. Overall I'm pretty satisfied it goes down easily and is complex and different enough to make it worth trying.

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice gold color one finger of fizzy head, little lacing.
S - Grassy, a little grainy, some lemon zest.
T - Crisp and refreshing, definitely some pilsener tastes in here, a little peppery, some bitterness, a little lemon.
M - Crisp, and bright, refreshing.
O - Decent pale, I'm not overly excited about some of the pilsener traits to it, but its still got good flavors.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Brooklyn at some Mexican food joint.

A: Amber colored with a small head and minimal lacing

S: Floral citrusy piney

T: Possibly the most floral pale ale I've ever encountered. It's almost overwhelming but it is enjoyable. Some piney hops are in there too but I wish there was more of a malt backbone to balance this out.

M: Medium bodied with a dry finish

O: This is a hophead's pale ale. I enjoyed it but I don't think I'll be returning to this one again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was disappointed with this beer. I heard talk that Captain L's had some good beers.
This beer was bottled 7?13 so I thought it would/should be fresher.
The color was hazy orange amber. A thin white head that seemed to never get started.
In the nose I detected sutle hints of floral and citrus hops. Malts and metal.
In the taste, it was all malts and barely any hops. Like in the nose the aftertaste had some metalic astringency.
For a two month old brew I was expecting more.

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Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 610 ratings
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