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1955 Double Brown - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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1955 Double Brown1955 Double Brown

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very good

55 Ratings

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-14-2014)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

TeamStreet, Sunday at 05:30 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Sep 04, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

22oz. bottle served in a tumbler. Bottled in Feb 2104 notched on the label. Pours a lovely mahogany hue with a translucent clarity and a dense, 2.5 inch khaki-colored head. Head eventually settles into a 1/4 inch cap with thick clusters of textured lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses fresh wort and a hint of caramel sweetness followed by a suggestion of noble hops aromas. Taste follows nose (no real surprises here) with a touch of sweetness towards the back that quickly yields to a light herbal/medicinal bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. Overall, nothing particularly stands out; however, this is a well-made English Brown Ale. I have to say that I had this on-draft a few months earlier and it was drinking better at the time. That said, definitely not for extended cellaring.

Jwale73, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

EEscobar, Sep 01, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

Pours a very clear cola color with ruby red highlights. The coffee colored head is full and provides great lacing. The scent is mild with some notes of caramel and general sweetness. Slightly fruity. Tastes is more bitter than expected, but nowhere near hoppy. Gives the impression of an American brown ale vs English, but who am I to argue with the historical recipe? Soft and smooth tasting. Bready and caramel. Maybe a hint of roast, but fleeting. The finish is fairly bitter and semi dry. Good brown ale. No faults.

Jmamay22, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

braican, Aug 11, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Chestnut brown body with a small off-white head. No lace.

S: Mild - faint caramel malt and nuttiness.

T: Mild sweetness - caramel malt and hazelnut. Modest bitterness at finish provides decent balance.

M: Medium in heft, mild carbonation.

O: Good, nothing earth-shattering.

Kendo, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

DerekMorgan, Aug 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Woo-Woo-Dogs, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

stephensinner, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jaydoc, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Hohnbaum, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

KVNBGRY, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

yankeej13, Jul 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

greenboat, Jun 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

jbertsch, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

bmwats, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

nebula1999, Jun 15, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2%

A-Pours brown but when held to a light source it's more of a dark copper. Head, when swirled, grows into a finger-wide collection of tan froth. Webs and strips of lacing.

S-Lightly roasty. Nutty with rich caramel accents. Brown bread. An earthy, almost woody hoppiness. A tiny bit of metallic aroma.

T-A roasted nutty flavor that is very pleasing. Caramel, blackstrap molasses and toffee. A bitter, herbal hoppiness sneaks up on you. Pumpernickel. Bittersweet.

M-Surprisingly light and body. Easy to drink. Moderate carbonation. More bitter than I expected. No booze.

O-Another solid Pretty Things beer that brings plenty of intricacy and individuality to this beer.

VelvetExtract, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

PEIhop, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jymkata, Jun 14, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%

A: The beer is hazy reddish brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off tan head that died down, leaving wispy lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate sweet aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of nutty malts and transitions to light to moderate flavors of roasted malts. Hints toasted caramel are also perceptible. A slight amount of bitterness is noticeable, which cancels out any of the sweetness that is evident in the smell.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The roasted malts lend a little "bite" to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer is quite interesting for an English Brown Ale and seems to be much more complex compared to other beers in the style, offering several malty flavors and some roasted notes that linger into the finish.

metter98, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

doctorjack, Jun 12, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%

Date: 6/6/14
Location: Halftime Mamaroneck
Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Brown to Amber in color. Good head retention with nice lacing as the beer is consumed. Allows some light in when held up.
Aroma: Moderate to moderate plus orange fruit hop aroma. Caramel and nutty malts. A hay/dank smell at the finish
Taste: Malt forward taste. Caramel, nuts, semi sweet chocolate. Hops fall back. Orange citrus. Very nicely balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Creamy. Medium to High carbonation. Hop resins remain on my tongue. Malt coarseness roughens the throat.

Notes: Bottled Feb. 2014

KornWallace, Jun 07, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +14.6%

From the 650 ml. bottle with an bottling date of Feb 2014. Sampled on June 2, 2014.

The pour is an unfiltered darker brown color with a softy, silky beige head up top that stays around.

The aroma is typical of a good brown ale with a definite sweet and nutty malty character and a clean , crisp slightly earthy hop note.

Medium body.

The taste has big and bold nutty maltiness with a mildly bitter lingering finish. A tasty brown ale that is true to the style.

puboflyons, Jun 02, 2014
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1955 Double Brown from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.