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Lovely Saint Winefride - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 8
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

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Beer added by: ManVersusBeer on 02-10-2012

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Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 54
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.21/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Its a brown ale that tastes like a light brown ale.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Deep Ellum in Boston, MA.

This one pours a dark, tawny brown, almost black, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

This one smells like brown bread, a bit of chocolate, warm campfire smoke, slight vanilla, and some nutty aromas as well.

This is really delicious and really well-crafted. All of the flavors meld together really well. The malts contribute such a nice warm nutty, toasty, and slightly smoky flavor. There's also some chocolate, and a slight bit of roasty nutty coffee. This has a lot of brown bread/pumpernickel characteristics that I really dig.

This is medium bodied, with a bready and full mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

A really nice, just really pleasant beer from Pretty Things. I wish this style got more attention from breweries, it's awesome.

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very drinkable toasty lager, the Lovely Saint Winefrede is a fairly dry, light-viscosity dark beer that's nonetheless bursting with burnt-caramel sweetness, warmed oak and maple seasoning, well-toasted brown bread textures, and a lot of medium-roast Colombian coffee qualities sprinkled around the flavor-complex. It has a dry, espresso, biscuit, and booze nose; decent head that deflates over ten minutes or so; and a lurking buoyancy in the weight along the tongue that keeps this beer both afloat and tethered to its lager-heart. Nonetheless, its clarion brown color, its not-fully-burnt, brown-malty-sweet backbone—which underlies the more burnt, coffee-tasting top-layers (which I assume result from the "decoction")—and its richly warm quaffability hem Lovely Saint Winefride firmly in a "brown" frame of reference, despite its lager-premised creative process.

Photo of badgustav
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - quintessential dark lager look. Clear, deep brown. Great light brown rocky head that lasts for quite a bit

Aroma - Started a little heavy on the malt, but settled down. More malt forward than I expect from the style. Hops are subdued with light floral notes. Hints of toffee

Flavour - gentle maltiness and sweetness, offset by the hop bitterness. Robust and slightly complex. Slightly more bitter than expected. Coffee notes hit up front then fade slowly. Slight papery taste as if the hops are going over

Feel - a lingering bitterness settling into the back of the tongue, light on the tongue.

Generally enjoyable beer. I'd drink it again but may not seek it out.

Photo of slasich
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigOldOaf
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is more than the sum of its parts. An excellent and fully enjoyable brew the whole way through.

Photo of Prost76
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerman999999
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmlund
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of double2chin
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of brendan4532
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Lovely Saint Winefride from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.