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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

vermilcj, Monday at 05:07 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

philmen, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours a golden dark-ish brown, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like nutty brown malts, chocolate, roasted malt, and toasted bread.

This is probably the best brown ale I've ever had. It's not really sweet at all, and focuses more on the toasty and roasty aspects of malt flavor, rather than the sweet caramelly malt flavor you usually get in a brown ale. There is some caramel, but it tastes toasty and unsweetened, along with toasted grainy bread flavor, hazelnuts, toffee, some bitter chocolate, leafy herbal hops, and lightly roasted malt. There's a lot of cool stuff going on here.

This is medium bodied, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a bready, crisp mouthfeel.

This is exemplary, and shows that a traditional brown ale can still be very interesting.

GreesyFizeek, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

BenjieK, Nov 08, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

wisrarebeer, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

huysmans, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

gory4d, Oct 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Rick778, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

tazzman, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

TeamStreet, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
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 02, 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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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1955 Double Brown from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.