X Ale, 22nd February 1945 - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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4/5 rDev +11.1%
A - Pours an almost clear copper-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of some toasted caramel malts, some nuttiness, dark brewing sugars, a bit of bread, and a light fruitiness.
T - Starts off with a mix of some sweet caramelized malts, dark brewing sugar, and a touch of nuttiness. Through the middle, a touch of pine and reiny hop comes through with a touch of light fruity yeast esters. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with some brown sugar and a bit of yeast esters.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and estery finish.
D - Very drinkable. Very smooth and sessionable, but there is still a good amount of balanced flavors. Nice malt character.
05-31-2012 04:09:28 | More by ngeunit1
4.58/5 rDev +27.2%
Appearance: Dark pale body. Small off-white head. Very good surface lace thoughout the session.
Nose: Swiss Miss hot cocoa, nutty, dark fruits, caramel, molassas, warm bread.
Taste: Rye bread, unsweetened chocolate, cream, almonds, a bit of fruity ester. Semi-dry to dry. Very lightly hopped but just enough to give a slight bitterness in the aftertaste only.
Mouthfeel: Very thin and light bodied. Dark but still refreshing and very drinkable. I could drink this all day.
Wow. Pretty Things hit this style perfectly. Props to the brewer for taking a chance and making a style of beer that is often overlooked or even dismissed, rather than trying to appease the many beer geeks out there that favor high abv/high octane beers these days. Probably the best dark mild I have ever had.
08-24-2013 21:57:57 | More by palma
X Ale, 22nd February 1945 from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
82 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.