Our Turn, Your Turn | Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
You may remember that a few months back we were playing host to Sam “The Grandmaster” Possenniskie from The Yeastie Boys, a brewing company based in New Zealand. We spent a day brewing together, then drinking quite a lot of beer at an event we hosted at The Independent in Somerville. Never did find out from Sam what it’s like to stand upside-down all the time.

Before he left for America Sam loaded a bunch of Southern Cross hops into his luggage and brought the original charge of them up to us himself. We’re not sure if this was smuggling or not, but we were really happy for our hops to have such a convivial chaperone! At the same time Martha and I took inspiration from the Yeastie Boys beer Gunnamatta IPA, an India Pale Ale “dry-leafed” with Earl Grey Blue Flower and together we thought Linden flower, a delicate tea itself, might do the trick in our collaboration. Lindon flower tea is like a bit of honey and a bit of jasmine. Very delicate and lovely.

Well anyway, the beer is here and it’s called “Our Turn, Your Turn”, a beer that aims to celebrate the handing off of Summer from their Southern Hemisphere to our Northern one. With that in mind we tried to brew a summer beer that was strong enough to make the journey from North America to all the way the heck down there.

The beer turned out great. Hugely aromatic and fun to drink. These Southern Cross hops are pretty cool: lemon, earth, big hop aromas… and they hang out really well with the intensely floral Linden flower. We hope you enjoy!

Added by jlindros on 08-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 58
Photo of WunderLlama
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into an antique Pilsner

Clear yellow, with tiny carbonation, pencil thick white foam lid, very good lacings

Faint pine aroma, grassy, citrus

Gentle bitterness on the tip of the tongue, malt and hops in the middles, slight bitter aftertaste

No sudsing, smooth

Shame on me for not trying this beer sooner. Now retired, it had been at the back of my beer fridge too long.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange with a fading head.
Nose shows a floral/fruity note with elderflower and some doughy wheat before a little passion fruit enters.
Similar fruity flavours with some green plant-like floral notes. Very refreshing stuff.
Nice moderately high carbonation.

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Photo of smcolw
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nearly bright white head. Slow to settle. Lumpy lace as a result. Yellow, light gold color. Hazy.

Creamy, sour and earthy. No wheat, probably closest aroma is similar to a saison. Not attractive to me.

Tastes far better than the smell. Still has an earthy element, but initially I detected some sweetness and was quite surprised by the high bitterness present. Moderate aftertaste timewise. Good body with an ample level of carbonation.

Think saison and you'll be pleased with this one. There are no wheat ale elements.

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Photo of brureview
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer was brewed in August- quite fresh.

This is a collaboration between Yeastie Boys and Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project.
It is brewed with pale malt, linden flowers and a lot of Southern Cross NZ hops.

Very attractive color- golden yellow with a 1 f head.

Aroma- quite good, but fades with warming: lemon spice.

I was expecting more-however, the taste was lackluster- possibly indicative of the style.
Not much lemongrass, nor floral taste. The beer is dominated by a
hoppy, somewhat bitter finish. Crisp- carbonated- yet a strong taste profile is missing.

Overall, a good representation of the style. However, I would have preferred a stronger
floral, lemony taste.

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Photo of Gatch
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in August of 2013.

A: Super hazy, bright, golden-yellow with a soapy, sticky, bright white head leaving behind some good lacing and retention.

S: Huuuge citrusy hops with a sharp bite at the end, likely from the wheat. This has a unique quality to it. Smells clean and bright but earthy and pungent at the same time. Outstanding nose when you get deep in it.

T: Similar to the aroma, meaning...an assault of bright, fruity, sticky, citrusy hops. Seriously. The wheat is there but this one is almost all hops. So tasty while never being overly bitter or cloying.

M: Rich body for the style. Incredibly smooth, properly carbonated, and full of great hoppy flavor.

O: Another fantastic beer from PT and even more exciting that it's a collab with Yeastie Boys. I'll be looking for their stuff in the future.

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Photo of TrupianoCG
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at their launch at Precinct in Sommerville. I am not a hop or bitter guy, but this was just around my wheel house (citrusy-wheats). Unfortunately it was a few weeks ago, so i might be wrong, but what I remember is a "lemony" nose with a not too bitter finish. Very solid beer!

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Photo of jneiswender
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber bottle into a tasting glass . Served cool.

Lemon head body and a lacy white head

Wildflower spring morning, citrus, slight patchouli

Lemony grainy and somewhat astringent.

Medium carbonation

Another delightful beer from pl. great beer for a wide open an often disappointing style. Could afford slightly more carbonation for a wheat beer

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours a milky, hazy honeyed hue. Slight, uneven frothy head of slim bubbles underneath some tighter bubbles. Solid lacing.

S-Oh yes, New Zealand hops are my favorite. Musty, tropically fruited and zesty. Light pineapple and some dusty wheat. Tea leaf hoppiness too.

T-The hops are very zesty, maybe even minty. Grassy and musty; oh how I love New Zealand hops. Quite wheaty as well with a lingering, sweet malty graininess.

M-Super drinkable. Lingering bitterness. This bomber will be gone quickly.

O/D-I am a sucker for New Zealand hops. This is a pretty damn good beer with or without them. Worth a go!

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Adapted from notes taken 8/16/2013:

Appearance: Straight up hazed bright-gold. Head is bright-white and creamy. Drops to a small clumpy cap and collar after a minute or so. Minor lacing. Moderate retention. Moderate to light carbonation.

Smell: Hyper floral and loaded with tropical fruit. Mango and tangerine with some backing pineapple. Really floral, thanks linden flowers. Something like damp flower petals. Leafy and fruity. Slight hit of wheat through the back. Some banana and melon as well. Soft lingering spice from the yeast. Surprisingly light.

Taste: Really soft melon and spice. Yeasty and lightly sweet. Wheat builds through the duration. Floral hits petals and almost perfume. Hops are fruity and vaguely tropical. Some peach and tangerine. Pushes heavy on the yeast and wheat as it warms. Soft hint of clove and banana with melon rind. Light hop spiciness as well. Backing pithy bitterness. Super floral and let me reiterate, perfume. So much melon and fruit. Lightly sweet pale malts. Clean.

Mouthfeel: Light body pushing toward medium with a moderate carbonation. A bit juicy with a clean finish.

Overall: Sure, I can take a turn.

Managed to a odd yet good. Doesn't push too far and the linden works well with the hop profile and wheat. It carries that signature Pretty Things restraint, which helps here. Well done.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Cloudy golden color. Foamy white head sports excellent retention. Clumps of foamy lacing decorate the glass,

S: Bready and wheaty malt base. Hint of wheaty citrus snap. Very fragrant and perfumey floral scent. Oily and tropical hop aromas marry into the floral bouquet nicely. Playful melon and white grapefruit pith.

T: Oily hops up front. Pithy, plant shoots, melon rind, apricot, guava, kiwi, passion fruit. Bitterness builds toward the back end. Wheaty and doughy malt base. Modest oily bitterness and lots of floral flavors on the finish.

M: Light in body. Full, lush, and creamy wheat feel. Modest carbonation. Hop oils lend a touch of that enamel gripping sensation.

O: A very pleasant hoppy wheat ale with an exotic twist. Good, easy drinkin'.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours very little fluffy head that is about one finger thick. The beer itself is a hazy golden straw yellow. Leaves some very nice lacing.

The smell is dominated by the New Zealand hops with the grain. Also are bits of kiwi and some citrus but those smells tend to be secondary to the grain. The Linden flower makes a small appearance but tends to get easily lost.

The New Zealand hops dominate the buds and taste like oranges on the border of being citrus. Grains are also there but they are not as present as in the smell. The Linden flower has a much stronger presence in the taste than in the smell.

Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

A pretty good collaboration and glad that I managed to get before heading back to Virginia.

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Photo of jlindros
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure how this hasn't been added yet, but I'll take care of that. I was really excited to see how this would come out, collab with Yeastie Boys and looks really interesting. Brewed with Linden flower and Southern Cross kiwi hops.

Pours a nice cream fluffy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace with bigger bubbles popping, nice lacing left behind, over a super hazy cloudy wheat orange slight golden orange color.

NOse first impression brings the nice kiwi hops, citrusy fruity and aromatic, with a light earthy New Zealand terroir aroma, a bit of a grassy aroma with that, then the flowery aroma kicks in, light but a nice floral flowery tea like aroma, and a light citrus kick, touch of a mint like aroma as well which is interesting, then into the wheat and light grainy aroma.

taste comes on similarly as the nose did, with the New Zealand hops out front, a nice lemony citrus, with a light grassy terroir like flavor from the kiwi terrain, a bit fruity and plenty flavorful. There is a nice wheat base, little grainy wheat but a bit creamy as well, nice almost chewy like wheat. A mild flowery flavor comes through, almost chamomile like but not quite like that, a flower petal flavor mixes nicely with the kiwi hops and their own grassy earthy terroir flavor. Bitterness is med to mild, nice overall but not too much. Finish is drier but a little sticky, nice bitterness lingering with more New Zealand hops a little lemony and grassy, more floral flower petals lightly linger, and touch of wheat as well.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall pretty interesting, nice combination of flavors, the wheat adds a nice base that doesn't overpower the real flavors of the nice kiwi hops and flowery characters, which all seem to play off each other nicely. Quite enjoyable without being overpowering in any aspect yet still having some balls.

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Our Turn, Your Turn from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
3.94 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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