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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4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
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 +4.7%

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4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
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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4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
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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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Our Turn, Your Turn from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 58 ratings