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Hops N' Roses | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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4.03/5
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295 Ratings
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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:
#3,737
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
295
pDev:
9.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with just a touch of pink grapefruit; an inch of foam caps the beer and leaves a few spots of lace (4)

Smell: The earthy/leathery Brett aromatics mingle with fruit (grapefruit and berry, presume it is elderberry though I can't say for certain), flowers (rose hips more than hibiscus)) and, to a lesser extent, oak and vanilla (4.75)

Taste: Fruit forward, with the grapefruit and berry tones prominent; growing tartness through the middle, as the floral elements rise with the rose hips, in particular, making a statement; after the swallow, the tartness remains as do the fruit and flowers but the malt becomes more apparent, bringing a bit of toffee to join with the vanilla; oaky aftertaste (4.5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; moderately puckering (4)

Overall: A very interesting beer that has matured nicely developing a nice tartness; not the most sour beer out there but I really like the complexity (4.25)

Thanks, acurtis, for the opportunity

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to cavedave for the awesome BIF beer. Bottle 5/12, tasted 30 July 2014.

Pours 99% clear pale orange, a little rusty. Half a finger of off-white head, not much lacing or retention, which is typical for a sour.

Smell is packed with brett, topped with light floral notes. Lovely, with that rich brett earthy barny funk playing so nicely with the herbs and flowers. Outstanding.

Taste is stellar. An amazing combination of sour and funk. It's got the tartness, the earth, and crispness that lightens it up. Just a touch of lemony fruit.

Feel is good. Medium-light, carbonation works just fine, even if it is a little on the low side. Good for the beer.

This is a really top-notch sour. It's got so many things going on, and they work really well together. Funk, sour, flowery stuff. Yum.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one wound up hiding in my beer cellar and I wish I had tried it fresh, and kept a few more for now. Poured into my cognac snifter with a lovely pinkish golden hue. Decent head and a bit of lace. A touch of haze and carbonation in view. Nose is quite lovely with a great combination of bret sourness and pale malt bread and sweetness. Nice oak wafting in. Firm vinous notes and a delicate floral component. Taste is superb with a refreshing tartness that encourages quaffing. Solid oak underpinnings. Light malt core allows the funk and sourness to take center stage. Hibiscus and rose play lightly even at this age. Finish is dry and crisp, almost like a dry hard cider. Some bread crusts linger with faint hops and a touch of medicinal minerals. Feel is well carbonated and light with just enough girth to keep it from water. Just wonderful and delicious.

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Hops N' Roses from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 295 ratings
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