Hops N' Roses - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A huge thanks to my buddy Dan (Dslim71) for this beer. Cheers friend!
Appearance – Pours into a CL pint glass (yes I know I should have used something else but I had to match the beer ) with a gorgeous red/deep orange hue and about a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.
Smell – Lots of floral notes (derrr), hay, must, barnyard funk, perfume, hops, and honestly rose petals. Ton’s going on here. An utterly amazing aroma.
Taste – A slight tartness up front, with a decent amount of yeast. As with the nose, you can really taste “flowers” if you will. I may be off but the flavor is reminiscent of the aroma of lilac bushes. A nice sweetness comes through midway, but not in a sweet malty way which I often disagree with. It is more of a candy sweetness that melds quite well with the heavy floral flavors. Finishes with a slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel – Medium to lighter bodied, crisp carbonation, finishes quite dry.
Overall – A very interesting beer. Very glad I was able to try it. I’d love to sit on one and see how it becomes, but wanted to drink this fresh. I am happy I did! Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2012 01:12:39 | More by SpdKilz
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4.14/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 375ml bottle dated 5/12 (courtesy of cestlavie, as an extra) into a Prairie Teku glass.
Appearance: A sizable, bubbly, champagne-style head dissolves relatively quickly into a thick crown around the edge of the glass. The beer itself is particularly beautiful, at the base of the beer it starts a rosy pink, then fades to vermilion, and then to a rusty yellow toward the top. What a beautiful range of colors in here.
Smell: Tart, and barely acetic with some funk backing both up. I can get quite a few floral notes too as I stick my nose deep into the glass. As I stick it deeper, intense dried apricots come through as well. Very complex, but requires some work to truly appreciate the variety.
Taste: Sour but barely, with floral perfume mixing well with cracker malts. The perfume is barely bitter, and the hibiscus is the one flower I can pick out above the other two, although I'm not particularly familiar with elderflower. Lightly bitter, and just a bit watery. The funk on the nose is evident as well.
Mouthfeel: Prickly like cider at first, but quite smooth afterward. Just a bit dry.
Overall: Very interesting sour, and I enjoyed it. Definitely a solid beer worth picking up if you see it.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 00:00:37 | More by WTKeene
Hops N' Roses from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.