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Velvet Hammer - Peticolas Brewing Company

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 19
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Peticolas Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 03-03-2012

A tribute to our favorite Brewmaster, Greg Matthews, the Velvet Hammer appears as a dark, ruby reddish-brown ale beneath a sheath of protective off-white foam. It is malt-forward with elements of caramel and the sweetness of light brown sugar, balanced nicely by a combination of floral hops and a noticeable alcohol bite. It's a sturdy brew with a smooth character which belies both an inner strength and a slightly full body, along with a moderate bitterness to round out the taste.
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Ratings: 243 | Reviews: 20
Reviews by JGlitz87:
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3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Old Monk in Dallas.

A: deep amber, relatively translucent. Two finger cream colored head that hold well for first few sips.

S: Malts come through strong. Hints of chocolate and nuts.

T: Creamy. Lots of malt. Very flavorful. Hides the high alcohol content very well.

F: Medium Body and Carbonation. Lives up to the name velvet.

O: Strong offering from a local brewery. Creamy/smooth nature is very nice for the strong ale/stout category.

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

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano. The beer pours a hazy orange-brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of sweet caramel notes with some cherries and dark fruit, as well as a little bit of pine. The flavor is more of the same. I get some pine and orange notes from the hops, as well as some caramel and cherries. The alcohol is definitely present, but doesn’t hinder the drinkability. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Velvet Hammer from Peticolas Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.