Pumpkin Ale | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aerozeppl on 09-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 289 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of NastyNorseman
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured hazy, particled amber with light tan head. Smelled of hops and a touch of pumpkin and nutmeg. Tasted about the same. Pumpkin flavor did not carry the brew. Tasted like an IPA with pumpkin additive. Not my favorite. A little too mild and light on the pumpkin and spices. Lacked anything interesting. Finished light-medium with heavy pumpkin feel.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DASA10
3.04/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle. Dark Amber hue. Mild and malty pumpkin nose. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Easily drinkable but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Jkolls
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: clearish amber

Smell: very subtle pumpkin and nutmeg

taste: Where is the pumpkin? Tastes like a decent malty beer with maybe the slightest hint of cinnamon but severely lacking in pumpkin flavor

feel: light carbonation and mouthfeel.

Disappointing, not an awful beer, but not a good Pumpkin beer.

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Photo of swanfungus
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.42/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass at the Iron Abbey in Willow Grove, PA. This beer's appearance is a clear amber with a small white head. The aroma is full of spice and pumpkin with malt tossed in. The flavor matches the aroma and I find it to be a really good pumpkin ale.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am winnowing through the bottles of everything except IPAs & DIPAs since I seem to give them short shrift. It is my greatest desire and hope to get things caught up so that I CAN return to The CANQuest (tm).

From the bottle: "

After I Pop!ped the cap, I commenced a light pour with an eye towards possible age and lees. It worked since I got two fingers of foamy, rocky, eggnog-colored head with good retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was strong with nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Mouthfeel was thin to medium. The taste was spicy and evocative of pumpkin pie. I would put it at the low end of sweetness. On the other hand, all of the spices rendered it very dry on the finish. I will cop to having been very excited when Pumpkin Ales first hit the market, but I am becoming satiated with the style, having consumed my share. I would put this one somewhere towards the midpoint of the pumpkin spectrum. It was decent, but not mindblowing. I will leave it at that.

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Photo of Anaxagoris
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick_Lucas
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty average pumpkin ale. Nothing remarkable but nothing to make me not drink it again

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Photo of djura
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Got it from USA, bottle 0,33 l
A - Reddish to orange amber color, thin foam, lasting couple of seconds. Lots of bubbles at first.
S - Red fruits, apple, malt, cherry, nutmeg.
T/M - Warmer, medium bitter finish, medium carbonation. A bit sour at the end, spices, fruits, cherry mostly.

O - Maybe this one is good for this style, but i do not feel more then average taste in it.

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Photo of Vivs85
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hokieman00
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This one looks and smells better than it tastes. Still not a bad pumpkin.

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Margarita's in Branford, poured into a pint glass. Comes out a pretty hazy copper color, solid head that sticks around, some lacing. Not a ton of pumpkin spice on the nose, sweet, malty, hints of spice. Sweet flavor, smooth, some spices in the back, a little bitter at the end. Overall a decent pumpkin beer, not too sweet nor spicy. Nothing offensive and very middle of the road; good beer.

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Pumpkin Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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