Published by Thomas Carlile on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:30 AM.
Jadyn and I had the day off on Indigenous People's Day so we went to Bukowski's for lunch and some beers. They had the newest beer in Pretty Thing's Once Upon a Time... series so we split a bottle.
Brewery: Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project
Serving: Bottle, 22 oz.
Style: English Brown Ale, BJCP Style Guide
Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.5
This beer pours clear, but looks like an opaque black when viewed to the light. It's topped by a creamy and sudsy, brown head, which fades to a sudsy film leaving good lace. The aroma is roasty with notes of diacetyl, chocolate, mild toffee, a bit of fruit and a good dose of hops.
The beer has a roasty backbone throughout, a mild chocolate sweetness, bready sweetness, and toffee. The finish has a nice roasty and resiny hop bitterness. The beer is medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated.
This beer is malty but the sweetness is attenuated and balanced by nice roasted flavors and a good dose of hops.
Labels: English Brown Ale