Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale Commercial Description:
“Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale is the perfect beer to drink as the weather starts to turn a bit cooler. Brewed with pureed pumpkins added directly to the mash, and traditional pumpkin pie spices add to the end of the boil, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale packs a ton of flavor into a malty & smooth amber colored ale.”
The perfect beer to drink as the weather starts to turn a bit cooler.
Malts: Canadian 2-Row & German Vienna
Hops: Columbus & Crystal
Additions: Pureed pumpkins, pumpkin pie spices
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
New York, United States
Style: Pumpkin Ale
You know what’s the worst? Mediocre. It’s not bad…it’s not good. It just is. It’s like purgatory. Like being stuck at the DMV. You’re going nowhere fast. Like floating in the universe’s eternal womb of….nothing.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale is kind of like that. I don’t particularly hate it, but then again I don’t particularly like it either. I hate things like this. They drive me nuts. I can’t halfway do something, personally. One thing I learned in Graphic Design 101 is, if you’re going to do something, make it obvious that it was intentional. Like working out? Become a fitness nut! Want to play softball? Play for 3 teams at once! Like pumpkin beer? Make it a goal to try every pumpkin beer there is! (not that I know anything about that…)
Did Captain Lawrence mean to make a pumpkin beer? I’m not really sure. Don’t get me wrong, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale is descent- it tastes like a regular beer. It’s hoppy and malty, with subtle spice.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale is an attempt to enter the pumpkin beer market, but not so much an execution. And to top it off, the label looks like commercial art.
Better luck next time, guys.