Velvet Hammer
Peticolas Brewing Company

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Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #29
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,022
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 13.08%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
355
From:
Peticolas Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  32
Gots
  132
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 355
Reviews by qcghost:
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3.13/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at The Holy Grail in Frisco. Tasted like cough medicine. Maybe it had gone bad but whatever it was, this was not at all what I had expected.

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Velvet Hammer from Peticolas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 355 ratings