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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

546 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 79
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
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:
A big malty brown ale fermented open with Yorkshire malts and eclectic yeast strains.

(Beer added by: morebeergood on 02-12-2009)
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Reviews by Freshie:
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Freshie

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If the line for Pretty Things at the most recent ACBF is any indication, which was only beat by DFH, then you all must run out and sample these tasty brews for yourself.

There is a lot of heart and soul put into the brewing of these beers and you can tell.

This one is probably my favorite thus far, with Baby Tree coming in a close second.

Pours a dark and deep caramel brown, with slight hues of amber. Head is creamy brown with great cascading lace.

The smell is just perfect, with lush complexities. Strong wafts of cocoa, coffee, and raisin or another dark fruit, maybe currant.

Making a beer be both spicy and sweet at the same time and in balance is hard but Pretty Things accomplishes this. You are first hit with a sweet malt flavor with hints of chocolate maybe a bit of fresh bread or oats. Then a spicy clove emerges on the back end, and finishes clean on the palate with a touch smoke. It all combines and makes this one a very earthy and refreshing ale.

Probably the most complex brown ale I have ever had, but o so good.

More!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 02:52:27 | More by Freshie
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GClarkage

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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buschbeer

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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

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Massachusetts

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03-01-2014 04:36:23 | More by Aisha
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Indiana

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pkalix

California

4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours out a golden brown/ iced coffee brown. a light mahogany in the glass with scarce head on a soft pour. has a thin aroma, kind of 'amateurish' aroma to it. can only describe it as the smell I get from a lot of the local brewers' stuff (although many of them are now putting out some incredible-quality brews these days!). I guess I would describe it as a caramel-type smell, between what I get from the german brews and a sam adams malt.
taste is bitter right up front. but then, i'm reading to "store it upright to allow the yeast to settle" after I stored it horizontally thinking it was a regular 'brown'... any relation? cuz, the bitter isn't all 'hoppy'.... I usually read my labels before I open them, but I figure 'browns' are usually pretty ordinary, standard creatures. otherwise, a tad sweet after accustoming my taste buds to the shock of the bitter. taste of some darker malts, some nut, and smoke (as someone else referenced earlier).
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Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.