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Lovely Saint Winefride - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ManVersusBeer on 02-10-2012

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Photo of Kmlund
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: The pour builds a frothy ecru head that piles on top of the coffee colored liquid; nice retention and lacing action

Smell: Toasted raisin bread, malted chocolate, peanuts and fig

Taste: Crusty toasted brown bread with Nutella spread, up front, with developing fig and raisin tones, in the mid-palate; earthy bitterness develops, after the swallow, but the finish is quite malty

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have never never had a bad beer from Pretty Things but I have to admit I came to this bottle with low expectations but this beer has taught me a lesson not to judge a beer by its BA category; I am compelled by the complexity here - top notch

Photo of SABERG
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a mahogany/brown color with 2 fingers of head that fade down to a nice cap that leaves lots of sticky lacing

S: Lots of malt and dark fruit up front, along with some yeast character and a touch of nuttiness. Some earthy and lightly spicy hops in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a big malt presence and some yeastiness. Dark fruit rides behind, along with a touch of the nuttiness and earthy hops. Quite bold and definitely Euro-style

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy

O: A very nice Euro-style lager with lots of maltiness and yeast character to go along with it. Great to sip on and enjoy, as it opens up and unfolds nicely as it warms. Definitely worth trying

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of double2chin
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of brendan4532
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mre4b
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of liquorpig
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jymkata
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of valdieu2
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a flute glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a thin light tan head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Nice aroma of toasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is toasted malt, charred coffee and chocolate, light grassy hops. Medium bodied. A nice ale on the border between porter and brown ale, but with more char and chocolate than usually encountered in those two styles. I'm not sure that Euro dark lager is really very accurate for this more complex dark ale.

Photo of Critters
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an DFH signature glass. Bottled February 2013.

A: Fluffy, pitted off-white head with incredible lacing. Opaque dark-brown body.

S: Smoky, meaty, roasted malt. Light and pleasant!

T/O: Really more porter-ish than anything. Meaty-thick, smoky-lingering-pleasant. The aftertaste is bitter, edging on metallic. The lagering yeast is nearly undetectable beneath such an intense, characteristic flavor. Incredibly interesting.

M: Substantial! Thick. Nourishing.

Photo of leftstagebrew
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of HattedClassic
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a vigorous light tan head. The beer itself a nice dark obscure black with a purplish tinge to it.

A strong nut and toffee smell with bits of roasted malt and dark chocolate. However, the toffee smell dominates the others.

The toffee is less dominate than it is in the smell. I get little bits of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a smoky aftertaste.

Biting carbonation with a really smooth feel to it. The beer feels like its slipping down my tongue.

The beer style reminds of a porter with its chocolate and toffee tastes and smells. Overall, St. Winny is an okay beer but I'll probably lose her number.

Photo of jdhilt
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Dark brown color, mahogany highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light coffee and chocolate, flavor is malty chocolate, light bakers chocolate at finish. $7.99 for a 22oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

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Lovely Saint Winefride from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
87 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.