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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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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

(bottled in Oct '11, drank Nov '13)

A: nice, fairly dense, tight-frothy tan head.... clear, deep dark chestnut hue.... high foam on the pour, settled into 1/4" blanket that kept for a few minutes, eventually leaving a wispy collar, however, not much lace... small amount of compact flecks of sediment

S: complex fruity nose - black currant? blackberry?.... chocolaty/bread crust-forward, moderate toasted bread, touch of grassy grain.... quite potent aromas, lovely, and fairly English in character

T: lovely , unique malt flavor - the fruitiness seems toned down in favor of it.... later, the (fruity) esters do emerge and come off as bit much... coffee, hazelnut, bakers cocoa, brown sugar.... the finish has a toasty-bitter, melanoidin-ful, cherry cookie quality, fairly long through... overall, not that sweet and likely devoid of hop nuance

M: only a hint of roundness up front, but ultimately clean and a good bit dry, moreish to the palate... can't quite pinpoint the origin of a slight residual gummy sensation in the finish, similar to that of chewing wheat malt, however not nearly as pronounced

O: explosive, somewhat complex (English) flavors.... I really enjoyed this, whatever style it may be

Bouleboubier, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

epoole3, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

CDCNAM, Nov 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

GTB, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

crhea89, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jim_carignan, Nov 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Agalloch, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Jernej13, Nov 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.8%

kiva_beer_club, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

cletusdog, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

MattyIce21, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jwps214, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

tun, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

twenty5, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Burt, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Lovely85, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

nickfl, Oct 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

msondel, Oct 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22%

CATVDK, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a dark brown color with a big tan head.

The aroma has a huge punch of bittersweet chocolate as well as roasty malt, bready sweetness, caramel, toffee, some nuttiness.

The flavor follows with again a good amount of sweet chocolate, some caramel and toffee notes. There's a good amount of sticky sweetness, but then it cleans up on this drying bitterness. The strong earthy hops on the end really clean up the beer well.

Easily one of the best brown ales I've had. Definitely the best example of the beer I've had.

dar482, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Denzo, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

shiltone, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

grittly, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep ruby/mahogany color with 2 fingers of light brown head that fades to a thin cap after a few minutes

S: Very malt-forward with a hint of sweetness and a good bit of caramel and nuttiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a light sweetness and works its way through a light roastiness, some caramel and finally the nuttiness come through for the finish. Almost no hop presence

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and almost creamy

O: A very nice English brown ale. Not the most complex, but that's not what most English or English-style ales are. Very easy to drink and quite quaffable. Pretty Things also never disappoints with their price point. Recommended if you're into the style

BEERMILER12, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

erlenmeyer, Sep 18, 2013
Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.