Saint Botolph's Town | Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Massachusetts, United States
Style: English Brown Ale
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%
Notes / Commercial Description:
SBT is fermented with two yeast strains for a unique rustic finish. But it’s in the yeast strains where this beer really departs from the typical: one is a German ale strain, the other is a common English strain. Why? Because it’s about the flavour, not just ticking the “style” boxes.
In the end we have an ale of 5.9% abv with a big malty, almost smokey Black Malt character, a bitter attack from Fuggle hops, a rich barleymalt finish, some dried coconut hints and an old ale acidity around the edges. We’ve even timed its tan head, standing proud for ten minutes!
The name “Saint Botolph’s Town” is in tribute to our great home in America: Boston. The original Boston in Lincolnshire, England is an abbreviation of “Botolph’s Town” or “Botolph’s Stone”. When we were back in Yorkshire recently, we found a churchyard where St. Botolph spoke in the year 675; a ‘stump’ (broken old cross) marks the spot. Saint Botolph is a 7th century saint from England whose feast day is June 17th. Perhaps a great day to save a bottle or two for!
Added by morebeergood on 02-12-2009
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
Ratings: 631 | Reviews: 301
Saint Botolph's Town from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 631 ratings