Winter Ale | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Winter AleWinter Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Billolick on 11-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toolbrew
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micromaniac129
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight spice in taste with hints of toffee and caramel. Malty through out and with a subtle balance.
Aroma is spicy
Looks nice on the pour with a tall bellowly head.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. "Winter Ale"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED 11042015" - 39 days old
$1.99 @ Wegmans, Malvern, PA

First off, who is this Captain Lawrence? Let's see... James Lawrence, born 1781 in Burlington, NJ... studied law but joined the U.S. Navy in 1798... rose through the ranks having seen a good amount of action... died of wounds incurred in battle aboard the USS Chesapeake on June 4th, 1814 just 2 months after being promoted to Captain... quoted as having said "Don't give up the ship. Fight her till she sinks." as he was carried below deck... in addition to being memorialized in the naming of 5 U.S. ships, many places are also named after him including Captain Lawrence Street in Lawrence, MA

Deep mahogany in color, and clear, beneath a rocky head of yellowed white, it offers a gently fruity aroma backed by softly caramels and toasty malts. In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body and gently crisp with a fine-bubbled, slightly moderate carbonation. The flavor is richer than the aroma suggests with notes of milk chocolate, golden caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. A restrained spiciness rounds it out along with a median bitterness and low-level leafy and grassy hops. It finishes mainly dry, lingering with some residual malt that's both caramels and subtly chocolatey, giving way to leafy and earthy Goldings, and then a gentle dusting of spice.

While it may not impress in girth, it definitely impresses in refinement! The subtle spiciness is magnificent, adding just an edge of liveliness to an otherwise fairly straight-forward but nicely done English-style brown ale. Rounded, balanced, polished, and drinkable!

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digitalflood
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a six pack, first two were not that good, but once I let my palate actually try to appreciate the beer, it wasn't terrible. Pretty forgettable.

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Photo of StevenH
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerparrot
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth and easy to drink without a bunch spices up your nose. If I could get this local, I'd have more, 1 bottle wasn't enough.

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Photo of Spectre1966
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burgundy3024
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sd123
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: A warm but hazy, tawdry toffee. Off white head. Festive in general.

S: Touch of sweet chocolate, toffee, warm toasted biscuit. Some spearmint and pine. Not many seazonal spice notes.

M: Grainy and dry. Light in feel and semi-crisp body.

T: When I think winter beer, I generally think Christmas. This doesn't really remind me of either. Heavily toasted in flavor masks nuances of spicing. Toffee and some hop bitterness; pine mostly.

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Photo of judkinst
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ace1117
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackHawk89
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Winter Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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