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Velvet Hammer - Peticolas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

151 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 10
Gots: 18 | 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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tj12sh

Texas

1/5  rDev -75.6%

06-10-2012 14:53:10 | More by tj12sh
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scm2787

Texas

2/5  rDev -51.1%

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Alaska

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -26.7%

09-09-2013 02:09:32 | More by Stevotex
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.7%

06-15-2012 19:13:12 | More by jenray
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JordanDallas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

11-29-2013 05:54:58 | More by JordanDallas
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capnamerica

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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humpty1602

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-31-2014 00:57:52 | More by humpty1602
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-06-2013 01:07:26 | More by bbadger
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kds2437

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-29-2014 15:04:45 | More by kds2437
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-25-2013 00:53:25 | More by duff247
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rdooley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

09-08-2013 20:59:05 | More by rdooley
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SavvyStudent

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

09-27-2013 21:02:40 | More by SavvyStudent
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2012 15:29:39 | More by brentk56
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 04:19:49 | More by StaveHooks
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Germany

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Texas

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Velvet Hammer from Peticolas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.