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

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584 Ratings

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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 85
Gots: 65 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at the Wild Horse in Beverly, Massachusetts, this brown ale is a dark brown with yellowish edges and a light tan head and nice lacing. The aroma brings malty coffeee-charcoal with some nice citrus hop nuances . The flavor is much the same with grapefruit blended with the brown bread malt. There's a nutty brown bread backbone that evolves into more coffeee. This is a medium body brew with an easy drinking and low carbonation feel. Flavorful for sure, one of the better brown ales I've had in a lonf while.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark brown pour with a big, dense tan head atop it. Head retention is amazing, never seems to fully fade away. Leaves a ton of lacing all over the glass.

S: Nutty with some earthy hops. A bit of bready malt. Some sweet molasses and caramel.

T: Nutty. Toasted bread, bordering on a roasty char flavor. Caramel and molasses. Some herbal and earthy hops are present as well. Hint of brown sugar.

M: A tiny bit thin but to be expected with only a 5.9% ABV. Smooth.

O: Nice example of a brown ale. Not as nutty as some, it's focused more on the toasted/roasted malt character. Well balanced, smooth and tasty.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown, dense, and serious; not much head but it still looks nice. Big steely minerality on the nose, tight and tinny but sweet and deep with rich prunes, mellow chocolate, faint molasses, plump raisins, and more than a drop of floral honey. Really malty and potentially overpoweringly saccharine if not for a very outgoing hop presence, which has a sharply meadow-like freshness of dandelions, grass, and tree pollen.

Starts nutty and chalky on the palate, then turns rich and fruity before finishing hoppy and nutty again. Strong, almost metallic minerals, pure malted barley, dry roasted peanuts, bitter greens (almost mustardy or radishy), honey, oak, and tobacco all check in. The overall impression is toasty, fortified, and brown, but also dry and somehow light, and it leaves a long, fruity, woody aftertaste. Very interesting and unique without being odd – a beer for all seasons, and one you can drink if you can't decide between something English, something Belgian, or something American.

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

Pours dark ruby to garnet in color with a big, beige, rocky head that slowly drops, never dissipating, but leaving patches of sticky lace and rings of lace on its way to a big creamy pillow.

There are light spices in this very earthy beer with a strong wheat bread aroma. Some wood and molasses is also discernible in a Dogfish Head pint glass.

Opens with malty wheat bread, with strong roasted malt with lots of nuts. Sweetness is well balanced against bitterness not that either is very strong. Finish is mild and lingering, as this one warms beautifully.

A medium body and smooth texture with moderate carbonation. Alcohol is barely noticeable as it warms.

Easy flowing combined with improving quality with warmth makes this a great choice for a second or third round. However, at almost 6% ABV, one should take their time with this beer.

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Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.