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Hops N' Roses - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 69
Gots: 57 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cosmicevan on 06-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy shit. Pours a nice rosy pinkish brown. Great pink-white head. Laces very well. Aroma is tart and floral in all the best ways. Taste is bright, sweet flowers, tart and citrusy. Light and effervescent on the tongue. Just an amazing sour! I've gotta thank ___ for this beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a few of these at the brewery tasting room yesterday. While sampling the new Mother Barrel sour I couldn't resist popping this one as well.

From the bottle: Malt beverage aged in oak barrels with rose hips, elderflowers and hibiscus.

American Sour Ale: This golden ale has aged in oak barrels with brettanomyces and a few choice flowers to give it a complex and floral aroma. Tart, tany and full of flavor. Straight from the captains cellar to yours. We hope you enjoy.
- Scott Vaccaro

a - beer pours a deep hue of pink!!! with a generous frothy pinkish white foamy head that leaves chunky lacing all over the glass. it never seems to fully dissolve. i'm a sucker for a pink beer...just stunning!!!

s - very complex. lots of fresh flowers with some zingy spices and almost heated tart. smells extremely fresh and has an almost fresh from the oven type smell if that makes sense (probably the dankness from all them flowers?). the oak is somewhat in the background, but the brett brings a big barnyard funk but all of this sits in the backseat to the fresh cut flower smell. intense and unique. yhere is a matvellous sweetness from the brett that shows once I adjust to the heavy floral notes in the taste.

t - out of this world!!! REALLY tasty. again, a medley of thick fresh cut flowers with strong heavy sweaty barnyard funk, rounded out by the oak to mellow things out. not so much an in your face sour as an in your face bouquet of flowers. almost a strong cheese type of funk. i bet this beer would go great with some tangy cheese. extremely different and unique.

m - thick and full, but soft carbonation. not as tart as i had expected, but funky to the max. easy drinker and quite smooth. very floral.

o - overall, it is like i got slammed in the face with a bouquet of flowers. there is a sweaty thickness to the beer that is tamed back by the oak and the brett gives a big barnyard funkiness to the beer. really a wonderful surprise and treat! extremely glad i picked this up...tempted to road trip for more. what a pleasant surprise!!!

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to merc7186 for grabbing this bottle for me...

A: Pours a pinkish-red, watered down cranberry juice like color. There is one full finger of light pink head that fades quickly after the pour. No lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is brett, rose hips, lemon citrus, funk, and sour. Damn this beer smells good. It's exactly what I like in funky beers.

T: It starts out sweet and floral, but it the citrus and sour take hold in the middle of this beer. the flavors transition perfectly on the palate without any note becoming overwhelming. The finish is sour and funk mixed with light floral sweetness. This is really enjoyable.

M: Medium bodied beer. It starts out sweet, sours up, and then finishes with a mix of both. Not too drying, not to bitter, and not too sweet. Just right.

O: I seriously enjoyed this beer. It has all the flavor and funk that I love in sours and wild ales. I love the floral components. I love the lemon citrus notes. I love the barnyard. Really nice beer. I'd love to drink this again.

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Hops N' Roses from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.