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

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587 Ratings

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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 87
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: morebeergood on 02-12-2009

A big malty brown ale fermented open with Yorkshire malts and eclectic yeast strains.
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, Duvel tulip, bottled in October 2011. Thank you, Jayli, my 2011 Secret Santa. I've been wanting to try this for quite some time.

Dark, purply red and brown, beguiling, with a Stout brown head that sticks admirably.

From the first it's anything but average; rich and varied maltiness. Oats, sweet bread, light toast, delicate coffee, all just very rich. There's a playful fruitiness, but for all the richness and moderate sweetness it's drying in the end.

Light roast coffee and a heavier dose of roasted malt make for a much drier body. A little diacetyl and earthy, yeasty bread show more of a yeast factor. I'm imagining cinnamon rolls without the cinnamon; a sweet leavened bread with caramelized sugar balanced well with hop bitterness.

Solid, almost chewy body set against moderate carbonation. Very appropriate and satisfying.

While the yeast isn't a hugely obvious or brash factor, the whole thing is such a classy blend of complex, rich malts and yeast that I am almost totally charmed.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.