1955 Double Brown - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
08-08-2014 15:11:45 | More by Kendo
4.04/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
06-14-2014 17:00:58 | More by VelvetExtract
3.99/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
06-14-2014 02:03:10 | More by metter98
3.91/5 rDev -1.8%
Location: Halftime Mamaroneck
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
06-07-2014 03:24:41 | More by KornWallace
4.54/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
The taste has big and bold nutty maltiness with a mildly bitter lingering finish. A tasty brown ale that is true to the style.
06-02-2014 22:36:28 | More by puboflyons
4.04/5 rDev +1.5%
Pours a medium brown in the light that surprisingly is somewhat darker otherwise. Well, I was surprised. It looks pretty clear, though the color makes it a tad difficult to tell, at least in a wide glass with thick walls. The head is a light beige. Fairly rocky. Fades to a sheet of bubbles after a minute and sticks like that for quite awhile. Aroma is caramel malt and herbal/floral hops. I wonder how much my preconceptions of brown ale factor into my thoughts because I initially put down nutty as a descriptor, and going back, I'm not sure about it. The hop flavor seems primarily herbal with a minty, vegetal note, but I can also find berries and pepper. The caramel is light and pleasant. No big cloying character, just rich, full toasted sugar. Taste is drier than expected. Pleasant and easy to drink. Fairly clean. Refreshing caramel with light spicy bitterness. Light mouthfeel. Pretty average carbonation. The creamy body of a ~%5 abv with a lot of flavor. Not at all watery. Aftertaste of herbal hops and caramel. Interesting stuff. I absolutely love trying beers brewed to actual historic recipes, and I'm a big fan of Pattinson. Ratings and reviews aside, it's utterly satisfying to get this sort of feeling for a piece of brewing history. Even though the contemporary beer was very likely not quite like this one, this is still much closer than we usually get to history, and that's a tremendous gift for anyone interested in the subject.
05-14-2014 05:09:59 | More by popery
1955 Double Brown from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.