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American Darling - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
89
very good

276 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 38
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamie2dope on 07-17-2009)
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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a tankard at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours a mildly hazy straw-gold, and forms a seriously tall head of white foam even with a delicate pour, which leaves some positively crazy amounts of lacing down the sides of the glass. Carbonation explodes out from the beer during the pour.

S: Light toast and biscuit malt, with some mild earthy, floral, and herbal tones.

T: Exactly as the aroma. The core is the light toasted biscuit, almost like a plain English muffin, drizzled over with an earthy, grassy bitterness. The lawnmower label is apt, as it tastes like a suburban front yard smells while being mowed, all grass and chlorophyll with a light haze of flowers and pollen. The finish is pure earthen bitterness, which stays for a few moments and then fades abruptly.

M:Bubbly and lively, with just a little more heft than an adjunct lager.

O: A good go at a yellow lager, much better than an adjunct. I'm glad I gave it a whirl. As a malthead, I'd have liked a little less grass and a little more biscuit, but I know I'm in a minority in that respect.

UrbanCaveman, Thursday at 02:13 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Jim_Conley, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

probert, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

costanzo_mike, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Geobus, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jt2488, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a frehs bottle into an english pint glass.

A - Straw colored, clear, with a gentle lager dance of carbonation.
Thin delicate head with lacing that lasts.
S - Biscuit, a hint of summer cornfield, sweet malt, lovely nose.
T - Light malt, a hint of citrus, there is a sweetness that is not offensive, but truly interesting.
The flavor lingers long enough to want another pull.
M - A round mouth feel, slightly defined with the carbonation. The palate is danced across and left a little sweet.
O - The American lager stepped up by Pretty Things, the body is rich, the flavors longer without overstaying. A well done treat.

Cheers

SABERG, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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American Darling from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
89 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.