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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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83
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pratt Street Ale House visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dithyramb on 03-11-2006)
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

12-16-2012 03:17:33 | More by t0rin0
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Serving type: cask

02-17-2011 11:52:02 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-28-2011 22:46:20 | More by nmann08
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pratt's served in a 3 lions shaker pint. Beer is brown with a mild haze, decent but thin head with some retention to it, moderate to mild carbonation.

Aroma is bready and sweet with a subtle and mild roast, a few esters.

Beer is easy drinking medium in body and overall nice on the palate. The flavor of the beer is mildly bitter and sweet up front, no roast on the palate, wet finish. I enjoyed it. Pretty good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2011 15:17:01 | More by drabmuh
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mdfb79

New York

4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 04/25/12 notes. Had on cask at Fireworks in Arlington, VA. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark reddish amber color with one finger of fluffy white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, sweet cinnamon, roasted malts, a bit nutty. Nice sweet and fruity nose.

y - Tastes sweet fruity malts, sugar, candy, cinnamon, nuts, toasted malts, and roasted malts. Taste is sweeter than the nose; reminds me of fruit loops. Very nice.

m - Medium body and no carbonation. Body is very smooth and creamy; perfect on cask.

o - Overall I liked this brown ale a lot; a lot more going on in it than most brown ales. Nice sweet fruits dominate, with some toasted and roasted malts coming in the aftertaste. Great body, cask works well for this beer. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: cask

04-26-2012 13:47:46 | More by mdfb79
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.75/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2007 18:30:20 | More by Gavage
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-16-2012 21:40:39 | More by mendvicdog
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a murky brown with a small, off-white cap that slowly fades out into a mild head. Scattered rings of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, roasted nuts, and some floral and perfumey flowers.
Taste mimics the aromas with a decent mix of caramel, nuts, toffee, and hops.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and mildly sweet with a semi-dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2007 20:51:38 | More by weeare138
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this ale at The Wharf Rat during a rainy Friday lunch. The ale was served from a hand pumped cask at a temperature just below room temperature.

Appearance: The ale has a golden-brown color to it, yielding closer to the brownish. It is clearly carbonated, with a smooth head from the hand pump. As I consumed the ale, it left a wonderful ring of creamy lace around the glass.

Smell: The ale has a biscuity aroma that was offset by sweet notes (perhaps from the cask?). The aroma was a little offsetting.

Taste: Robust malt character dominates the ale. The hop presence follows the English tradition of being muted and relaxed. From the cask conditioning, the ale has taken on a sweet taste, almost like honey.

Mouthfeel: Great session beer. The natural carbonation made the ale go down smoothly.

Drinkability: High on the drinkability scale, with a soft creamy head that did not dissapate and a pleasant restrained hop flavor.

Serving type: cask

04-07-2006 18:32:07 | More by akorsak
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 01:41:47 | More by oriolesfan4
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John_M

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point.

The beer pours a reddish brown color, with adequate head retention and lacing. On the nose there is some sweet malt, with a hint of malt vinegar in the background (no one was eating fish and chips when I was there, so I'll assume the smell was from the beer). The flavor profile of this beer was really quite nice. One gets a very rich malty flavor, consisting of cherry vanilla and baked apple. The beer has a nice mouthfeel, although there is a touch of heat from the alcohol in the finish. This detracts a bit from the drinkability, and is just a bit disconcerting. Nevertheless, this is a very nice beer from Oliver brewing.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2007 18:44:11 | More by John_M
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-18-2013 19:24:26 | More by Rhettroactive
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-29-2013 18:37:54 | More by claspada
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-26-2014 02:20:57 | More by wrightst
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the brewery's Coventry Collection of English styles with roots in the monastic brewing tradition. The brewer really knew what he was doing here - an interesting interplay of complex malt, hops and something funky with going on with the yeast. Alcohol was evident, but this is one the the few beers where the alcohol was a beneficial element of the flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2006 00:24:23 | More by Brent
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-23-2013 00:24:42 | More by Boone757
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Boto

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught in Inner Harbor location: This one pours a clear, light brown color. There was a small off-white head on it. The aroma was a bit milder than expected. There was some caramel malts, as well as a touch of nuttiness. The taste is a bit better. It has a rich, malt taste. There was some nuttiness, as well as some fruits in the background. Not sweet at all. Smooth and well balanced. Nice.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2007 18:31:35 | More by Boto
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-03-2013 03:47:33 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-11-2013 23:42:00 | More by Gatordaddy
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2011 19:20:23 | More by goblue3509
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-07-2013 13:42:18 | More by DRBiser
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really interesting beer from all angles - unusual looking, surprising taste, and creamy, delicious mothfeel

Pours rich purplish with a slight head. Aroma is sweet and sour, licorice and overripe plum. Flavor is strongly licorice with dark fruit - plum, sour cherry, overripe rose. Hops are floral and overripe. Lots of caramel and toffee. The finish has brown sugar - lots of dark brown sugar. Mouthfeel smooth and creamy. Finish has mild coffee and nut brittle character.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2010 23:15:21 | More by Seanibus
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-15-2013 23:57:39 | More by apasternak
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Evan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-06-2013 00:50:24 | More by Evan
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-19-2014 21:08:23 | More by JamieDuncan
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Oliver's 3 Lions Ale from Pratt Street Ale House
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