Saint Botolph's Town - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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Reviews by DirtybeerguyRI:
4.95/5 rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
APPEARANCE: This fine ale fills the glass with rich, deep mahogany brown. The head is more of a light caramel. Very pretty beer!
SMELL: You'll pick up on a lot of roasty malts with some mildly fruity (raisins perhaps?) notes. There's also a hint of chocolate in there, but this isn't a sweet beer. It's pleasantly understated.
TASTE: The dominant taste here is a smokey black malt combined with hints of an earthy, roasty sweetness. This is an incredibly well-balanced rustic dark ale. The finish is just a hair tart, which is a plus. I wouldn't call this a complex beer, but it does a lot of good things in one ale.
MOUTHFEEL: This is a very rich beer without being heavy. There's a mid-grade hoppiness, which provides a mild bite when it first hits your mouth. The loamy earthiness makes this the sort of beer that you'll want to savor with every sip.
DRINKABILITY: This is a fine session beer. All of the nicely integrated flavors make this a very accessible brew. For food pairings, St. Botolph's will go with a wide range of dishes and palates.
VERDICT: I've made my way through more than a few bottles of St. Botolph's Town. It's one of my favorite brews from one of my favorite brewers. I especially like its broad appeal. I've actually used St. Botolph's Town on a few occasions to introduce chronic Bud/Miller/Coors drinkers to the wonderful world of beers that taste like ... well ... something. If you see this on the shelf, buy bunches of it.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2011 01:14:25 | More by DirtybeerguyRI
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3.79/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in an imperial nonic pint glass
A - This beer pours dark brown with ruby highlights when held to the light. A semi aggressive pours yields about three inches of tan head.
S - I smell some cocoa, along with earthy, nutty aromas.
T - The taste has those earthy, nutty flavors that make English browns great. With hints of cocoa it is a nice representation of the flavors of this style.
M - Medium towards full.
O - I like the comforting earthy qualities of this beer. While I find it a good example of the style, I still think I would pick a Sam Smith's Nut Brown over this. But, this will definitely slake my thirst of the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 01:00:53 | More by buschbeer
Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.