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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

548 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 548
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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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-23-2014 05:05:47 | More by GRG1313
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-19-2014 01:27:43 | More by blknikon
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

07-08-2014 05:48:36 | More by GClarkage
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buschbeer

Ohio

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
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-16-2014 01:53:56 | More by liquorpig
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jymkata


4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-14-2014 02:20:22 | More by jymkata
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-09-2014 03:09:16 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-06-2014 19:23:00 | More by Dicers
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-05-2014 02:50:26 | More by RRC03
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-19-2014 18:28:56 | More by mklisz
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HaveOneOnMe

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-10-2014 15:04:02 | More by HaveOneOnMe
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-08-2014 02:16:12 | More by vermilcj
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-25-2014 20:41:37 | More by aztraz
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Jofroi

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-23-2014 01:37:53 | More by Jofroi
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MJKerr

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

03-19-2014 17:27:13 | More by MJKerr
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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-14-2014 04:31:02 | More by WhiteLight68
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-13-2014 01:30:13 | More by jmdrpi
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-10-2014 21:22:33 | More by waiting4lunch
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-01-2014 04:36:23 | More by Aisha
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-28-2014 01:33:37 | More by freewill35
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wc94wc

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-23-2014 07:27:08 | More by wc94wc
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Tarps68

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-22-2014 01:59:15 | More by Tarps68
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-16-2014 00:25:24 | More by Wizzman
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-09-2014 23:03:07 | More by IcemanCometh
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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
91 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.