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Velvet Hammer - Peticolas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

170 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | 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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3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color with a very impressive head; excellent retention and a nice pattern of lace

Smell: Caramel and pine

Taste: The caramel comes on strong, up front, and while there is a piney herbal character that develops in the middle, the finish overall is herbal and sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A decent offering that slants a bit too much on the sweet side for my palate, though I recognize that is a characteristic of the style

brentk56, Oct 21, 2012
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3.64/5  rDev -11%
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.

StaveHooks, Nov 10, 2013
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Velvet Hammer from Peticolas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.