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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

52 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
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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metter98

New York

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%

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
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-05-2014 02:22:55 | More by GRG1313
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-11-2014 02:53:56 | More by jaydoc
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-08-2014 21:16:49 | More by Jason
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

04-08-2014 02:29:21 | More by jlindros
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-14-2014 02:32:47 | More by PEIhop
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.54/5  rDev +14.4%

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.

06-02-2014 22:36:28 | More by puboflyons
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popery

California

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

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
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

In a pint glass the beer was a red/brown color with a tiny white head. There was no lace.

Sweet malt/caramel aroma. Floral hops.

Caramel and toffee taste. Late arrival of some floral hops.

A rather hoppy brown ale.
It was enjoyable.I would drink this again.

05-07-2014 20:16:27 | More by lordofthewiens
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

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
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-01-2014 12:47:42 | More by petermethot
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

04-07-2014 05:15:26 | More by Dope
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Kendo

New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

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
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +25.9%

03-08-2014 23:45:32 | More by WanderingFool
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-16-2014 21:20:51 | More by bmwats
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-13-2014 12:20:52 | More by trevorpost
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-05-2014 17:31:58 | More by DerekMorgan
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-07-2014 12:57:10 | More by KVNBGRY
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-12-2014 03:02:42 | More by Rekrule
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.26/5  rDev +7.3%

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

03-25-2014 03:31:43 | More by BEERMILER12
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-25-2014 03:57:03 | More by kvgomps
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -37%

06-24-2014 12:33:37 | More by jbertsch
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kell50

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-02-2014 21:41:56 | More by kell50
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-13-2014 22:55:40 | More by hopley
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braican

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-11-2014 14:37:25 | More by braican
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1955 Double Brown from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.