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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

547 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 547
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 grub:
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another bottle from my recent trade with jlindros. thanks jared!

22oz bottle. sampled march 27/2011.

pours hazy deep brown showing more of a deep red-brown hue at the thinnest part of the glass. a small pale brown head forms, dropping fairly fast and leaving a bunch of lace as it falls.

aroma is nice. dark fruit - raisin and date. neat nutty character - peanut, almond, maybe a little walnut. whole wheat bread. biscuit and cracker. bit of alcohol. earthy and a touch herbal. caramel and toffee. light alcohol.

taste is great. lots of raisin and date. dark chocolate. bit of coffee. nice nutty character again. lightly toasted whole wheat bread. bit of biscuit and cracker. earthy and slightly woody. touch of alcohol. low bitterness level. perhaps a touch of a funky edge?

mouthfeel is good. medium-light body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. a lot more dark fruit than you usually see in a brown, even an english one, but i suppose they call it a "rustic dark ale", and i think it sort of fits that title more. seems to have a bit of a belgian/farmhouse flare to it. i like it.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 22:00:04 | More by grub
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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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Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Massachusetts

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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).
overall, I liked this. a little unsure of the sediment I allowed by storing on its side, but it's got a very beautiful color to it. the color alone drew me in. the taste is certainly not the typical 'brown' taste, and I really like that for a change. good beer! but $15 a pop here in California is a killer for me... especially at 5.9%

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 21:57:05 | More by pkalix
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Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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