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Velvet Hammer - Peticolas Brewing Company

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Velvet Hammer
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 19
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: 242 | Reviews: 19
Reviews by sweemzander:
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4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My first review from my notes during my week in Texas. This was a part of a sampler flight at the Common Table in Dallas.

(A)- Pours a clear reddish amber hue. Some good froth and lacing left behind.

(S)- A lightly spicy rye/wheat profile. A good sweetness underlying it with caramel and a subtle smokiness.

(T)- Similar to the smell, only more/better showing in the hops area. A big and vibrant sweet rye-like caramel spiciness with a nice finish of citrus and pine.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. A great showing of what an imperial amber can be like while still having a nice hop profile. Mildly bitter.

(O)- This is a big favorite down here since you see it everywhere. Definitely seems like an imperial red ale meets the catch-all style of an american strong. Definitely an enjoyable malty treat.

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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 242 ratings.