Velvet Hammer - Peticolas Brewing Company

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Velvet Hammer
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213 Ratings

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 14
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 03-03-2012)
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Reviews by StaveHooks:
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3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Oak St. Pub in Denton TX
Review from notes:

A - Dark reddish brown with ruby hues on the edges, hazy with a small sudsy cap. Good lacing.

S - Strong caramel malt, tangy dark fruit, earthy hops, pine mostly.

T - Follows the nose with dark caramel malt, fruity alcohol, the fruit is generic and hard to pick out, earthy rugged flavors, pine/herbal hops. Finishes semi-dry with some alcohol and pine.

M - Medium full body, medium carbonation, alcohol shows up a bit, sweet semi-dry finish.

A malty strong ale the has enough hops to balance it out. Plenty of alcohol showing but works well with all components. Glad I had a chance to try this.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
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 213 ratings.