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

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58 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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