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

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554 Ratings

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 82
Gots: 60 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

duff247, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

layapandora, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

rpaul2012, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

newenglandontap, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

JAHMUR, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

HopStoopid120, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Lantern, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

EskimoDave, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

photomike, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

thesarahfuller, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of KarlosT
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%

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.

KarlosT, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

FrankLloydMike, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

jmarsh123, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

VikeMan, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of seand
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

seand, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

calmstock, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

vonburgey, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

TIJAE, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev 0%

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.

ottovon, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

LostHighway, Nov 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

jbertsch, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

CypherEnigma, Nov 27, 2011
Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.