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Our Finest Regards - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

447 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 153
Gots: 116 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jamie2dope on 12-03-2010)
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Reviews by eclipse54:
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle sent a while by the ever-generous FluffyMcTingle; thank you very much for this one man, and add it to the list of things I owe you for. "Winter 2010/2011" is printed on the sticker that adorns the cap and neck of the bottle, and this particular bottle comes from a 2010 batch. Into a DFH signature glass it goes...

It pours a gorgeous caramel, mahogany color with some ruby hues; the body is opaque, and sits beneath a wonderful, two finger-wide head that is cream in color. The head has a frothy, fluffy appearance, and leaves ample lacing on the walls of the glass.

It smells of caramel, dark fruits (plum, raisin), some toasted malt, toffee, and a bit of orange zest. The nose is a bit fruitier than I had anticipated, but it still smells great. The taste follows suit, beginning with some caramel and toffee, transitioning through the dark fruits, stopping to emphasize the orange, and then finishing with a slightly bitter, almost roasty earthen flavor. It seems slightly misplaced, and holds this brew back from a higher taste score.

Some warming alcohol comes through on the exhale. Mouth is crisp from ample carbonation, yet goes down very smooth and finishes only slightly dry; well done here. Overall, a very good English barleywine that would be a treat to have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 03:52:00 | More by eclipse54
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Smell: Has a sweet scent, almost like a toffee scent.

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Overall: Worth trying at least once but not something I would go hunting for. There's a lot better out there but you would need to really hunt. If this one comes along before hand grab it. It won't disappoint but I am not going to over-hype something to just let you down.

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Our Finest Regards from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.