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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

58 Ratings

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 3
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

jim_carignan, Mar 25, 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

GRG1313, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

KVNBGRY, Jul 07, 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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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

huge head of caramelized, tan bubbles forms above the beer and mellows to about a fingers width, lasting well after the pour. When the head does leave, it splotches sticky patches of fluffy lacing onto the glass. In body the beer is dark, but not opaque, with a very clean clarity to it, and no sign of any floating particles. On the nose, the beer smells of rich toasted oat bread, caramel, and nuts. Wisps of roasted malt and apple juice tinge the edges of the scent alongside faint brown sugar, and fainter dark fruits. There is even a bit of tart plum on the nose. As the beer opens up, the tartness becomes more pronounced and intriguing, blending nicely with the other scents. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet with a quick splash of fruity tartness at the beginning of the sip. This is worked into nutty and bready sweetness, and then covered by aggressive, yet rich bitter roast and herbal and grassy hops. The bitterness is a touch too fierce for how I like my brown ales. The beer’s finish is bitter and dry. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet bread and caramel, blending with softly tart plum juice and then slowly morphing into a roasted nutty flavor with wisps of brown sugar. In the middle of the sip, this blends with touches of apple juice and then is quickly steamrolled by roasted malt bitters, grassy hops and a nice herbal bite that reminds me of nettles. The finish is a fruity splash of sweet raisins and plums dipped in brown sugar and blended with an assortment of nuts, sort of like a trail mix. Now that I think of it, I can also sense touches of strawberry jelly on the finish. The finish is of a middling length, but the aftertaste is quite rich and long, moving through a variety of flavors that make it nearly as complex as the actual sip. The aftertaste begins as harsh herbal bitters, but then pulls forward chocolate covered plums, then rich nuts, then peanut butter and jelly flavors, and then rich oat bread flavors. The more I think about the aftertaste, the more complex it becomes. In the mouth, the beer feels on the light side of medium in body (nearly light) with a middling carbonation that does prick the tongue. The beer’s mouthfeel is soft, but with a slightly out of balance crispness and enough prickle to keep the sweeter malt flavors at bay. The mouth is left wet, yet burned with a bitter shock from the harsher herbal hop notes. There is even a bit of a sticky, resin-like feeling on the roof and sides of the mouth. Overall, this is a nice, easy drinking English Brown Ale. I think the recipe’s bitters were a touch too aggressive without any nicely balancing hop character. I love the aftertaste of this beer and am still reveling in its complexity. This is a lovely recreation of a beer by Pretty Things and Ron Pattinson.

Maxwell, Mar 26, 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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1955 Double Brown from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.