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Oliver's 3 Lions Ale - Pratt Street Ale House

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Oliver's 3 Lions Ale
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Pratt Street Ale House visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Dithyramb on 03-11-2006

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Photo of JohnnyS17
2.1/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pint glass

Deep brown beer with no transparency. A thin layer of tan head, maybe a shade shy of a finger thick. Decent lacing.

Once I smelled the beer, things went south. It smelled earthy like hops, but it had an almost fungusy smell like a foot. Thankfully, it did not taste like a foot, but it was very hoppy. It is an earthy, woody taste with clear bitterness. Meduium body, with a crisp bite.

Overall, I was really disappointed with this beer since it is a local brewery and I had heard decent things. I would never have another.

Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of flyingmick
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of goblue3509
2.79/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark deep brown color like a deep wood with a thin khaki colored head which gives way to nice lace. The aroma has a sweet brown sugar smell with a bite of earthiness but also a musty damp basement like smell. The tatse has a caramel malt backbone with hints of sweet brown sugar, earthy hops and woodiness, but there again is that damp basement thing only this time in the taste. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall the nose and taste threw me off, it is a really good looking beer but the dampness in the nose and taste would have me not try it again.

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of cichief
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on cask at Friscoe's Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- A deep brown with a thin, light brown head.

S- Slighlty sweet, like fresh bread.

T- Rather sweet, somewhat off-taste (since it was on cask, it could have been past prime)

M- Smooth, very little carbonation, but not thin.

D- If this were fresher, perhaps it would have been a better drink.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Columbia Firehouse. Served in a 3 Lions Pint Glass.

Pour yields a dark brown brew that's not at all transparent. Thin tan head with a bit of lacing. The nose brings some semi-sweet malt as well as a bit of caramel, brown sugar, and some dry earth. Almost woody. The taste is along similar lines with a bit of sweetness coming through from the malt, but then the backend is comprised of an earthy, woody presence that is oddly bitter and presents itself as almost tannic in nature. Drinkability suffers a bit because of this, though overall it wasn't bad.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in downtown Baltimore:

A high ABV brown ale, can't go wrong with this decision. Pours a nice mahogany color, off-white head. Sweet aroma, some brown sugar in the nose. Taste is medium bodied and surprisingly bland. For the high alcohol, there isn't much hop character and even the toffee and malts are a bit subdued, almost watery. Solid beer and very drinkable, but just tastes almost too safe and which it had a bit more flavor.

Photo of Cook82
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of kernalklink
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with good head retention and sticky lace. Aromas are strong on roasted malts, some alcohol and a fresh hop profile. Big and thick in the mouth, this is a very large ale. Huge malts are present but not overly sweet, they lend to the body of the brew. Hops are very aggressive- they linger on in the aftertaste almost to the point that your tongue begs for mercy. Had to drink this one slow, but letting it warm up a bit helps the drinkability.

Photo of aucbai
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Proclarush
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear mahogany brown color with a nice one finger head. Nice lacing developed during the session.

Smell: caramel and a hint of nuttiness are picked up by the nose.

Taste: this was a bit bread-like, as an earthy caramel flavor dominated with some ripe fruit sweetness lingering in the background. Nice bitterness balanced this one out. Alcohol was slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. medium bodied beer. Very short caramel and bread laden aftertaste.

Drinkability: definite kicked up brown ale that was enjoyable, but a bit much for a session ale. I would suggest giving this a try if it is on tap.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Oliver's 3 Lions Ale from Pratt Street Ale House
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