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Saint Botolph's Town - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

587 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: morebeergood on 02-12-2009

A big malty brown ale fermented open with Yorkshire malts and eclectic yeast strains.
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Photo of chudson1992
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of thebeers
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Ruby colored with a light tan head. Smells of raisins, molasses and burnt bread crust. A bit of that continues in the taste, but the addition of caramel is what stands out, as well as some stale hop bitterness that I found a little off-putting. Surprisingly light bodied compared to the strong aroma. It's good, but I would have liked a bit more in the body to match the amazing aroma.

Photo of Skwalk47
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allenson21
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of A-Sox
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freshcarl
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeAndrews
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Andrew041180
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ace1117
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.65/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of mclaughlindw4
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, dark crimson with a touch of brown. Thick,rocky off-white head.

A: Rich Caramel and coffee, sweet alchohol. Dried fruit leather. Nutty. Low hop aroma.

T: Earthy Hops, Caramel and Molasses, coffee. Stone Fruit esters. A noticable bitterness and alcohol in the end.

M: Silky smooth, Medium body, Low carbonation. Medium finish.

Overall: Perfect fall beer. Picked up 3 bottles to compare to a clone I tried to make. Definetely picking out the chocolate malt in the flavor and black malt in aroma, and perhaps the sugar additions gives it that molasses flavor. A little surpised at the light booziness. Pretty sure it's there but perhaps just my palate tonight.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.94/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of greg33027
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Randomly grabbed so wasn't prepared to do a full review but it was so good I had to put something down.

Great Brown Ale; Smooth, sweet at times, hoppy, balanced. Looks dark and seems like it should be heavier but it is very easy to drink. Up there with DFH Brown and Smuttynose for me. I'll be grabbing this again soon.

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Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.