1955 Double Brown | Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

1955 Double Brown1955 Double Brown
BA SCORE
80.8%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 73 ratings
1955 Double Brown1955 Double Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Massachusetts, United States
prettythingsbeertoday.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dwagner003 on 02-14-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
73
Liked:
59
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
10.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mverity
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogany with fantastic lacing, thick foamy head that held extremely well and finally faded into a thick collar and lots of wisps when swirled. Aroma is earthy brown sugar, a little woody and nutty. Taste is bitter chocolate, molasses, and earthy hops. Full, rich mouthfeel, a bit silty. Low carbonation despite that huge head.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveCarrozza
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of vermilcj
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of philmen
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours a golden dark-ish brown, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like nutty brown malts, chocolate, roasted malt, and toasted bread.

This is probably the best brown ale I've ever had. It's not really sweet at all, and focuses more on the toasty and roasty aspects of malt flavor, rather than the sweet caramelly malt flavor you usually get in a brown ale. There is some caramel, but it tastes toasty and unsweetened, along with toasted grainy bread flavor, hazelnuts, toffee, some bitter chocolate, leafy herbal hops, and lightly roasted malt. There's a lot of cool stuff going on here.

This is medium bodied, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a bready, crisp mouthfeel.

This is exemplary, and shows that a traditional brown ale can still be very interesting.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of huysmans
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of gory4d
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of TeamStreet
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Jwale73
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

22oz. bottle served in a tumbler. Bottled in Feb 2104 notched on the label. Pours a lovely mahogany hue with a translucent clarity and a dense, 2.5 inch khaki-colored head. Head eventually settles into a 1/4 inch cap with thick clusters of textured lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses fresh wort and a hint of caramel sweetness followed by a suggestion of noble hops aromas. Taste follows nose (no real surprises here) with a touch of sweetness towards the back that quickly yields to a light herbal/medicinal bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation. Overall, nothing particularly stands out; however, this is a well-made English Brown Ale. I have to say that I had this on-draft a few months earlier and it was drinking better at the time. That said, definitely not for extended cellaring.

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Photo of EEscobar
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Jmamay22
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

Pours a very clear cola color with ruby red highlights. The coffee colored head is full and provides great lacing. The scent is mild with some notes of caramel and general sweetness. Slightly fruity. Tastes is more bitter than expected, but nowhere near hoppy. Gives the impression of an American brown ale vs English, but who am I to argue with the historical recipe? Soft and smooth tasting. Bready and caramel. Maybe a hint of roast, but fleeting. The finish is fairly bitter and semi dry. Good brown ale. No faults.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Kendo
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Chestnut brown body with a small off-white head. No lace.

S: Mild - faint caramel malt and nuttiness.

T: Mild sweetness - caramel malt and hazelnut. Modest bitterness at finish provides decent balance.

M: Medium in heft, mild carbonation.

O: Good, nothing earth-shattering.

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1955 Double Brown from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Beer rating: 80.8% out of 100 with 73 ratings
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