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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
outstanding

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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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photomike

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-15-2011 04:57:12 | More by photomike
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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

12-10-2011 21:40:39 | More by thesarahfuller
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KarlosT

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: muted brown. slight head that quickly dissipated. What I’d expect from a brown ale. A few carbonation bubbles.

s: very subtle. I was a snorting and a sniffing, and could sense very little aroma. And I don’t think I had a cold. Much less aroma/smell than other beers.

T: I liked the taste, but found that too was subdued. Seemed kind of simple to me. Surprised by the other reviewers who refer to this as having a complex taste. Almost no hoppiness to the flavor. Pleasant and smooth. Seemed weak to me in flavor, and as such, would probably drink this without any food, or a bland food.

Mf: effervesced in the mouth. More than I expected, given the amount of observed carbonation. Expected more of a guiness stout mouthfeel (probably expectation from the appearance)

O: Overall, I found this beer pleasant, but not really notable. Would be hard pressed to buy again at $6 a 22oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 22:47:50 | More by KarlosT
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FrankLloydMike

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

12-08-2011 22:06:44 | More by FrankLloydMike
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown with one finger of tan head head. Good lacing as well.

Rich toasted malt, breadiness, toffee and a bit of chocolate in the aroma. Pretty sweet smell.

Taste is completely different than aroma. Lots of heavy chocolate up front. Earthy hop bitterness and toast/toffee are prominent on the back end. Good amount of bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel with medium-low carbonation.

One of the best non-bal browns I've had. After the aroma was afraid this would be a malt bomb, but it's very well balanced and not overly sweet. Will definitely be seeking this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 16:56:11 | More by jmarsh123
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.8%

12-04-2011 23:25:39 | More by VikeMan
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seand

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark slightly translucent reddish brown, with a small amount of light tan head. Just a little rata ins around the edges and in clumps on the surface, but it's enough to leave decent lacing.

S: Rich sweet roasted malts, brown sugar, lightly toasty.

T: Full sweetness, with a relatively mild bitter note starting mid-palate and continuing through the finish.

M: Medium body, medium but smooth carbonation.

Overall, a good brown ale. On the hoppy and higher alcohol side for an English brown, but quite good for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 03:05:48 | More by seand
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calmstock

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-03-2011 22:19:33 | More by calmstock
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vonburgey

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22%

12-02-2011 17:23:42 | More by vonburgey
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TIJAE

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22%

12-02-2011 16:33:31 | More by TIJAE
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-02-2011 05:51:37 | More by rab53
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ottovon

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

shared by whiterascal.

A: a murky, maroon brown with a tan head.

S: rich malt aroma. hints of toffee and coffee. i get some smoke in there as well as some dark fruits and raisins. has a sweet aroma, but not too sweet. i get bread and some chocolate as well.

T: rich malt. smoke, roasted malt, coffee, toffee, and some earthiness. starts out with a bit of sweetness, and finishes bitter. the finish is a bit roasted malt, and some earthy hops as well.

M: medium thin, with medium-high carb.

O: a really nice brown ale. could drink lots of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 01:26:42 | More by ottovon
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +22%

11-29-2011 21:19:04 | More by bluntedboywonder
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LostHighway

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-29-2011 14:49:28 | More by LostHighway
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-28-2011 22:45:25 | More by nmann08
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

11-28-2011 04:18:34 | More by jbertsch
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-27-2011 07:13:08 | More by CypherEnigma
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-27-2011 01:03:13 | More by Exiled
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22%

11-27-2011 00:05:13 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-26-2011 06:50:28 | More by mdillon86
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22%

11-25-2011 13:25:13 | More by touchmeimsac
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

11-25-2011 02:35:29 | More by splendidsplinter
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MrKennedy

Australia

3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber thanks to sinkas for the trade. Poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

Pours a big deep brown colour, with a brown chocolate look around the edged. Nice perfect height tan foam that has a creamy appearance and leaves a dripping lacing as it falls with good retention.

Smell has a strange yeastiness to it and plenty of malt and just enough nut to make itself known.

Taste echoes this, with a slightly yeasty front end, followed by a very solid malt phase in the middle that is full and of darker malt. Just a little bit of nut at the end.

Mouthfeel is very good, the yeastiness gives it a slight pucker early on, the maltiness in the middle makes it feel very full and the nuttiness at the end is a little sharp and immediately cuts off any thought you have that this would be cloying in any way.

This is a big, malty, English brown ale with plenty of malt backing. Despite the relative size of this, it is still decently easy to drink with the nutty sharpness at the end doing a great job in counteracting the sweetness. Quite nice for a big English brown.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 10:11:12 | More by MrKennedy
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-23-2011 17:04:12 | More by mctizzz
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3leggeddub

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22%

11-23-2011 03:46:17 | More by 3leggeddub
Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.