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Hops N' Roses - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

238 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 68
Gots: 56 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 06-24-2012)
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-19-2013 02:17:30 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

04-25-2013 22:51:30 | More by BARFLYB
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is fairly hazy and appears a radiant light orange hue. The head is an inch and a half, appearing soft and white, bordering on pink. Lasting retention and ample lacing. An outstanding appearance.

The nose brings forth scents of flowers, fresh garden vegetables, salad greens, pickles, cucumbers, roses/rose petals, all atop a nice bed of brett funk.

The flavor is very floral. The rose character is the star of the show here. Definitely a wild ale, but not incredibly funky or sour. Hints of raspberry. Lingering oak and brettanomyces in the finish. The sourness increases as the beer is allowed to warm.

I must say, I am really enjoying this beer. Creative and well executed. Kudos to the folks at Captain Lawrence. I am happy to have more of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 03:38:04 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-22-2013 21:58:38 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

04-14-2013 01:13:29 | More by Gonzoillini
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

10-09-2013 01:06:08 | More by PEIhop
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-16-2012 03:39:20 | More by THECPJ
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle poured into tulip

Pours an electric orange red color with some pinkish hues. A thick froth of white head slowly dissolves into patchy lacing and a bubbled film which coats the brew.

Floral and funky in the nose with light sourness. Hints of citrus peel and sweetness. Earthy and lightly acidic with some lingering fruit tones. Explosive floral notes with roses and plants - very unique and inviting.

Funky and tart right up front with citrus fruit notes. Orange and grapefruit with hop bitterness, mitigated by some floral hints and roses. Biscuit and bread in the malt backbone. Herbal and floral in the finish with citrus hops and soft sweetness.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, dry and lingering on the tongue with a champagne-like feel. This is a unique, memorable example of a floral wild ale - I'm happy I have more.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 05:18:51 | More by xnicknj
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-23-2013 12:53:13 | More by drummermattie02
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

05-09-2013 23:44:27 | More by Zaphog
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.25.12

A - Pours a tangerine-red with a quarter inch off-white head that fades slowly.

S - Roses, herbal, hoppy.

T - Subtle hops, then rose, hibiscus, and herbal-earthy, and finishes with more hops.

D - Low carbonation and a medium body.

O - Light and shocking refreshing. All the ingredients make an apperance.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 06:16:11 | More by HuskyinPDX
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to the BA who sent me this one as an extra in a gift package recently! Shared this one during our Labor Day tasting with beeruser, funkydelic, sincereNc, and MSquared2! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy pale reddish pink with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, funk, and diaper. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, funk, and tart cherry. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Diaper in the aroma!? OH HELL YEAH, this is going be good! It definitely did not disappoint on this fact. Even the appearance on this one was very nice for the style. While it wasn't the most complex brew I have had from the style, everything in this one was spot on and complimented the other almost perfectly. Not sure if much more could be done to improve this one as it was definitely a very pleasant surprise to get as an extra! I suggest you find some this yourself if you have not done so already.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 14:48:37 | More by thagr81us
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.36/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 5/12.

Appearance - Amber body with a nice white head. Nice consistent foam on the surface. Lasts forever.

Smell - Wow that's unique. Extremely floral. Definitely hoppy. Fruity acidity to it as well. Complex and nice.

Taste - Far less interesting. Hoppy up front. Not really that sour. Sweet malts are prevalent and stronger than the sourness. Floral flavors are strong and a little odd. No bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly heavy. Medium low carbonation. Needs to be drier.

Overall - The smell is really fascinating and the taste just isn't. Captain Lawrence continues to be mediocre for me. It is a clean tasting sour though.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 01:09:59 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 ml capped bottle shared by Neffbeer at our epic tasting. It wasn't on the line-up but he pulled two bottles from his cellar for my birthday. Thanks Andrew!

A: Semi-hazy reddish pink colored body with a small white head that dissipated quickly. Thin film on the surface with a thicker ring around the edges. Sporadic lacing.

S: Huge flowery notes, rose hips, brett and ripened citrus fruits (orange, lemon). Slight acidic sour quality but the funky brett and rose really make up the majority of it.

T: Earthy and herbal, not a big sour punch. The brett works its way into the flavor profile bringing tons of flowery rose notes with it. Hibiscus and hints of oak towards the back end.

M: Bubbly, nicely carbonated. Pretty spot on for the style, this would be an interesting one to let develop. Slightly dry in the linger.

Well, if you like funky brett forward beers and want to experience what flowers would taste like in your beer, this is the one to try. Another awesome small batch experiment from CL that is always fun to try.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 13:18:31 | More by ShanePB
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thank you, Peter!

Pouring pink red with a white head that falls off pretty quick, this is particularly attractive because of its color. The nose is sulfury, yeasty and floral, with the rose and elderflowers being quite prominent. The yeast character is a little frothy, if that makes sense.

This beer tastes like Rooh Afza. Very floral with a lot of rose and elderflower fruitiness in a nice blend, the floral aspects completely dominate the hops. A mild lactic sourness, drying and refreshing, is present. Medium-light in body, this beer has a mildly peppery finish. Nice stuff, recommended

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 00:57:57 | More by DefenCorps
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -25.7%

07-23-2013 02:18:17 | More by chippo33
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claspada

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled May 2012.

Pours a hazy light reddish, dark orange color with a substantial white, tight, bubbly head that fades leaving some nice soapy lacing along the sides of the goblet.

Aromas begin with light acidity, some wine barrel, damp wood and some grape skin, vinous notes. As it warms you get the "additions" Hibiscus, Rose Hips, and Elder Flowers. I don't think I could pick them out individually but they come across as earthy and herbal.

The flavors start opposite the nose with the herbal rose hops and flowery flavors. Then you get the oak, white grape again, tart Bretty yeast. Brett opens up more as it warms and adds some horsey, funky, almost cheesiness. Pretty complex for such a young wild ale.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is fairly dry and tart, much more so than any sour beer I have had recently. Herbal and flowery notes linger as well.

Overall I am quite impressed with this Captain Lawrence release. I was skeptical as I am usually not a fan of beers with weird botanicals added, but this works. This would pair amazing with some skinky cheese for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 21:18:19 | More by claspada
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

03-30-2013 21:02:37 | More by iL0VEbeer
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%

10-03-2012 11:14:18 | More by bsuedekum
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-16-2012 12:21:08 | More by whartontallboy
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

03-04-2013 03:51:13 | More by aasher
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Received in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear light strawberry juice hue with a half finger fizzy pink head that faded quickly to leave a thin halo and light wisps.

S - Lots of nice floral notes, faint rose and hibiscus notes. Not getting much barrel, hops, and super light funk.

T - Taste isnt bad, initially. Initial taste is lightly funky with good floral notes, solid hibiscus , slight barrel notes as well. Not getting any hops, just a faint, very drinkable wild. Then the aftertaste hits...super, super medicinal. Unpleasantly so.

M - Mouthfeel is great for a wild. Nice light mouthfeel and carbonation.

O - Overall This was a solid wild ale, until the aftertaste kicked in. Once that happens its just unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 04:46:22 | More by rudzud
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-23-2013 05:40:46 | More by Lare453
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium copper color, thin cap of prickly bubbles. Scent strong with the funk and tartness, hard to get below but some floral qualities work their way into the nose. Taste initially begins with strong funk and tartness, but herbal and floral notes appear as the palate adapts, some vinous qualities, notes of vanilla and oak join in. Medium bodied, lacking in carbonation for the style. Solid beer, but I wanted to like it more than i actually did.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 17:45:33 | More by rfgetz
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Gmann

New York

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish pink color, almost blood orange. The head is airy with tons of bubbles that slowly settles into a puffy cap.

The aroma is of tart apples and white vinegar. Some musty white grapes and a light floral note. The yeast provides some spice/funk; some light clove and hay.

The taste is tart; green apples and lemon. There is a nice dry fruitiness to the flavor. Mild grape flavor to go along with the oak. Light vinegar. A small amount of clove from the yeast, perhaps a touch of pepper. There is a bright floral note, subtle but blends in well. I don't really pick up much of the hops, aside for some grassy bitterness but that can come from the flowers.

The feel is light dry and crisp. Slightly sweet but with a cleansing tart finish. Refreshing and quite drinkable.

A well done fruity tart brew. Not overly sour which is a huge plus for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 17:16:18 | More by Gmann
Hops N' Roses from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.