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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

56 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 2
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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5/5  rDev +25.9%

WanderingFool, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

greenboat, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of MJKerr
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

MJKerr, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

nebula1999, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of doctorjack
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

doctorjack, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

TeamStreet, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled In: FEB 2014

A: Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown color with a fingers worth of creamy head that fades down to a thick cap that leaves great lacing

S: Rich toasty malts, some nuttiness, a light caramel sweetness, and some grassy and earthy hops all stand out

S: Follows the nose. Starts off with some toasty malts, a light sweetness, some nutty and woody notes, as well as the earthy hops. Unfolds slowly, eventually finishing with more toastiness and a very light bitterness

M: Medium bodied with soft, moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth

O: A very good example of an English brown, with plenty of flavor and great drinkability. Pretty Things definitely nailed this with the help of Ron Pattinson, who knows his stuff. Definitely worth picking up

BEERMILER12, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Jason, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

trevorpost, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DerekMorgan, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mrovelli, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of DGSchmitt
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DGSchmitt, May 18, 2014
Photo of braican
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

braican, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of tazzman
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

tazzman, Wednesday at 06:13 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Tschnab, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of MrDarcy
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

MrDarcy, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Dope
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled February of 2014 so 1-2 months old.

A: Pours a nice medium brown with a very tall and frothy light light brown head. Great head retention and heavy lacing everywhere.

S: Nutty with a fair amount of toasted bread. Pretty subtle (this is only 5.1% after all).

T: Flavor is much bolder than the aroma. Surprisingly bold in fact. Strong nuttiness, almost over the top. Toasted malt throughout, giving it a toasted bread and pretzel-like flavor. Get some strong bitterness, this one is surprisingly hoppy. Kind of a piney and herbal bitterness I think? Primarily in the finish and aftertaste. Lingering pretzels and piney bitterness between sips.

M: Medium bodied, smooth. Fairly bitter and drying in the finish.

O: Very interesting and tasty brown. The aroma had me guessing but the taste caught me by surprise. Strong flavors, one of the most flavorful 5% beers I've had. Surprisingly hoppy too. Not a up-front west coast style IPA hoppiness, it kicks in much later and melds much better as well. Really nice in general, Pretty Things rarely disappoints and this is no exception.

Dope, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of RummyRedbeard
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark albeit completely see through brown with a creamy head that doesn't seem to weaken at all throughout drinking. Maybe my senses are off but there's not much there on the nose for me except maybe a bit of malty brown sugar sweetness. As for taste on the other hand, there's a lot going on here, starts nutty with a brown sugar sweetness and roasted malt background and rolls into and ends with lingering piney hop bitterness. Extremely drinkable, smooth yet crisp mouthfeel... Reminds me a bit of Smuttynose Durty for comparison.

RummyRedbeard, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Sensaray
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look is dark brown with a red hue
Caramel sweetness and chocolate are in the smell, some darker fruit smell
Taste is darkly fruits and caramel that's not too sweet and then clicks to a bitter finish, good bitterness. Some earthy hop feel is there
Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation to carry style with nice spice, dry close
Overall a good brown ale

Sensaray, May 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
Photo of popery
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

popery, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MRsojourner, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always excited for a new PT beer, been sitting on this a couple weeks, so anticipation is through the roof.

Pours an off white slight creamy fizzy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice lacing, super dark brown colored beer with a little mahogany light sneaking through with bubbles streaming up.

Nose brings some toasty brown malts, mild molasses and caramel, little earthy root like based almost herbal molasses sweetener, into a mild earthy herbal hop with it, mild candy toffee like note. Toasty brown malts mostly, little creamy.

Taste brings more malty flavors, toasty brown malts, little candy like, more caramel, toffee, and a little earthy raw molasses like, little toffee nutty flavors, bit more nutty as it goes, with some mild biscuit and creamy malts. Fair earthy bitter herbal hops, little chewy spicy like, with fair sweetness but not overly, Finish is drier but a bit sweet and sticky, bit more toffee, caramel, molasses lingering, bit more earthy hops too.

Mouth is med bod, fairly creamy, decent carb, almost a nitro like creaminess.

Overall not bad, nice old English brown style with decent malts, decent hops, nothing too special, but nice balance and drinkable.

jlindros, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of EvanWilliams
4/5  rDev +0.8%

EvanWilliams, Mar 28, 2014
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1955 Double Brown from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.