Velvet Hammer | Peticolas Brewing Company

BA SCORE
4.1/5
333 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peticolas Brewing Company
Texas, United States
peticolasbrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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.

Added by Mora2000 on 03-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,487
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
333
pDev:
13.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
123
Trade:
1
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3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5 on taste...that's rare for me.....so freaking good this beer

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3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

FAVORITE beer. Period. A beer-lover's beer. Big. Bold. In your face with hops. In your mouth with smooth, not sickening, maltiness. In your nose with crispy butter-bitter-sweetness. INCREDIBLY WELL BALANCED.

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3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drank this beer at the bar at the Texas Theater, where JFK's assassin Harvey Oswald was captured in 1963. It is a historic and pretty exciting ambiance, which adds to the pleasure of drinking this great strong ale.

Look: semi-clear reddish brown hue with a thin white head.

Aroma: sweet caramel and pine

Taste: caramel and piney hops, some orange/grapefruit, very tasty.

Feel: medium body and carbonation, very smooth, and velvety, but strong.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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1/5  rDev -75.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really more of an imperial red ale rather than an american strong ale, whatever. Pours a very dark red brown and doesnt particularly smell inviting, not a ton of hop character. Strongly bitter, but smooth enough for 9%. Overall decent

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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Velvet Hammer from Peticolas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 333 ratings
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