Hops N' Roses | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
captainlawrencebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This golden ale was aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces and a few choice flowers to give it a complex and floral aroma. Tart, tangy and full of flavor. Straight from the Captain’s cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy.

Added by cosmicevan on 06-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,837
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
297
pDev:
9.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
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Photo of hophugger
3.08/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful rose tinted deep ornge in color with minimal head but outstanding layered lacing as the drinking process continues. Aroma is floral and light. Taste is nice and tangy with touches of oak and souriness. Unfortunately the flavors are muted and the whole taste seems watered down and weak. Watery finish and hardly and fruit or tartness at the end.

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Photo of Lucular
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i have been burned enough by flower beers that i always approach them with a little skepticism. some of them taste like bath and body works, others forced and unnatural, others over the top bitter, and some too subtly done to be there at all, its rare to find a beer with flowers thats this expressive and balanced and delicious! i get a huge waft of fresh flowers on the nose, and it is very rose-esque, although im not sure which ones they actually use. i can tell you though what they almost assuredly dont use, which is lavender, an often way too intense flavor in beers like this, so in the absence of that one, we have a more subtle, earthy, and vegetal element, summery and fresh too. lots of funk in the flavor, some lacto type pucker, a musty bretty funk thats quite mature and rustic to me, and some tannic oak. its complex but not intense, which allows the flowers to be appropriately featured. rose is tastes like to me, but there could be others, low floral bitterness at the end here, and drier. i am missing some hops here, i thought with the name this might also be aggressively dry hopped or something, but that doesnt appear to be the case. fresh cut flowers to finish, it smells like a church on a wedding day, polleny and bright and natural, almost life giving or something, the flower element is very impressive to me. stoked to have had these guys send some kegs out this fall to colorado, i have liked everything i have had from them lately! this one is super unique, great use of the flowers!

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Photo of EMV
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz cork'n'cage bottle into a tulip

L: Nearly clear golden orange pour. 1.5 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast with a nice ring of lacing.

S: Tart and funky.. lemon, floral, and oak.

T/F: Light and refreshing. Tart without being overly sour... not a strong pucker so very drinkable. Great mix of flavors.. lemon/citrus for sure.. some mustyness and oak from the barrel. Floral notes but not terribly strong. Sweet/tart under-ripened fruit. Almost reminiscent of white wine. Finish is sweet/tart and slightly floral.

O: A really fantastic Wild Ale. Super drinkable and flavorful. Very much enjoyed this one.

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Photo of madelf66
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch 2016, 12.7 oz. Corked and caged. $13.99 at Arrow Wine. Poured into a stemmed tulip.

Aroma is more farmhouse than wild ale. Don't let the "hops" in the name mislead you or scare you away. There is a slight hoppy quality but this is no hop bomb.

A - Pours a slightly cloud brownish orange with a one-finger off-white head. 3.75

S - Funky barnyard quickly followed by mild lactic notes. Hard for me to find the flower petal aromas. 4.25

T - Lactic with the slightest bit of fruity sweetness. Some oaky bitterness in the finish. 3.75

MF - Light bodied, with a tart dry finish. 4

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Photo of jmg480
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsa7783
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a hazy, dark orange hue with moderate frothing. Tart, bitter aroma with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Not bad.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12/24/16....pours dark purplish brown, some reddishness, no foam at all. Oaky roasted nose. Faint. Barrel aged flavor, woodsy. Soft floral background. Quick bitter bite to close. Flower settles in, more so from the taste than the nose. Sawdusty mouthfeel, accelerated by sediment. Very low carbonation. Quite wet.

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Photo of Jhfinn
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hops N' Roses from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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