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Velvet Hammer - Peticolas Brewing Company

Velvet Hammer
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90
outstanding

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.4%


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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tang214

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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my new favorite beer (until the next one). Had it a few times at various places around town. Color is reddish-orange with a slight haze. Aroma is a pungent piney-ness with a twist. I am very curious about the types of hops they have used in this brew. Good body and mouthfeel make this a very drinkable beer despite its "size" (abv and OG). Good rich malty carmaelly flavor but not at the expense of the hops. I will be drinking this whenever I can. I'd love to see more of it from Peticolas. I can't wait to try their Scottish Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 20:48:26 | More by tang214
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Velvet Hammer from Peticolas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.