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
Ratings:
291
Reviews:
65
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
57
For Trade:
7
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mverity
4.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy shit. Pours a nice rosy pinkish brown. Great pink-white head. Laces very well. Aroma is tart and floral in all the best ways. Taste is bright, sweet flowers, tart and citrusy. Light and effervescent on the tongue. Just an amazing sour! I've gotta thank ___ for this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of andrewinski1
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine taster. The color is just off-clear and rosey pink.

The aroma is great! There is lots of flowery hibiscus with some sweet tarts mixed in.

The flavor is flowery also. The tartness is mostly in the finish. There is a nice balance here with soft, subtle flavors.

This is delicious; recommend.

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Photo of siege06nd
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Great Lakes 25th Anniversary Snifter...

A. Pours a very cloudy, pinkish orange color, similar to grapefruit juice. Quarter finger of crisp white head that erupts nicely with a gentle swirl. Lacing is very good. Excellent looking beverage here.

S. Sweet honey, floral notes presumably from the rose hips, bready qualities, lots of barnyard funk, fruit juice, apples, pears, even some tomato sauce elements. Tart and funky on the nose.

T. Rose water, apple and grape skin, oaky tannins, dry, yeasty finish. Bittering hops also become apparent on the finish. Tartness is present, but not dominant. This is not super sour. It has a lot of funk and a kiss of tartness, but for the most part is a well rounded golden ale with some hop bitterness and tart fruit.

M. It feels overcarbed and the barrel aging dominates just a bit too much, as oaky tannins take over the flavor profile more than is desired.

O. A solid wild ale. I wish it was just a little bit more sour with a little less barrel presence, but very good overall. Not quite as good as Rosso, but certainly worth a look if you are a fan of the style. It has remarkable coloring and a memorable nose.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light dirty pink color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of tart notes with light oak and some dominant notes of hibiscus. Taste is also dominated by tart notes with light oak notes with some dominant flavours of hibiscus with light dry Brett finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with very good refreshing factor.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of RoninTK3
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Gorgeous orange/red. Like ruby red grapefruit juice.

S - Very funky with a touch of hops. A bit fruity, but mostly just funk in the smell.

T - The funk is there, but this one is very fruity. Lots of cherry, strawberry, and a touch of hops. A bit tart. Floral. Very nice.

M - Light bodied and medium carbonated. Very refreshing.

This is a great, mild sour, with a lot of funk and a lot of fruit. Not very hoppy as the name might suggest, but very easy to drink and quite fruity. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Krombacher pils glass.

Appearance- Absolutely beautiful see through pink with light white bubbly head. Gorgeous.

Smell- Pure funk. Cherry, raspberry, lemon, vinegar. No real floral notes on the nose, but very nice nevertheless.

Taste- Floral flavors dominate. Rosehips are the majority, but other flavors I can't pick out. Light funk and tartness, but not over dominating.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation with light tartness. Very nice, but nothing stand out.

Overall- I dig this beer. Light tartness with super funky floral nose. Overall very nice beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Hops N' Roses from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 291 ratings.
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