Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabbits

type: Belgian-style triple
origin: Somerville, MA
price: $10/22oz at Bine and Vine
ABV: 8.5%
NSP: 5.5

I don't know how it's possible that a brewery can be so good at making so many styles of beer.  But Pretty Things isn't just good at replicating a style, they make it how they want to make it.  Their unique spin on traditional brews has shown in each beer we've reviewed here: farmhouse ale, IPA (Alex doesn't care for tags, apparently), quad, to this: a heavily hopped triple (trippel, tripel, etc.).

I taste traditional triple flavors (yeast, and lightly sweet maltiness), which are quickly bludgeoned in the head by the increased hopping.  The result is a spicy, sour/bitterness that overlays a bit of smoke and those traditional triple-esque flavors.  It's hard to characterize, but it tastes very refreshing, is nice an light, and packs a bit of a punch.

The bit that's hard to swallow is the price -- always ~$10 for a 22 -- but if you can afford it, treat yourself to something real pretty, like this.  Who knows, maybe us beer drinkers just need to drive the demand up so they're forced to increase supply.

I found perhaps the greatest GIF of all time, and it pretty-much sums up what I think of this brewery, and America at the same time: fucking awesome.

1 comment:

  1. Hell yeah. That shit is choice, and so is your eagle woman. ;-)