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Dirty Penny Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

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82
good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Burnside Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our popular “Dirty Penny Ale” is a hearty, but never heavy “black’n’tan” style* which is mixture of 60% Ten Penny/40% our own signature stout. This beer is also available year-round at your local bar or favorite beer store.

(Motto: Dirty Penny Ale …Polish One Off!)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2004)
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

IanMcGuire, Oct 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2014
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2.63/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

They attempted to put the date but it's too smudged and illegible.

Pours a huge huge fizzy over carbonated possibly infected or under attenuated like head, fades pretty quickly spotty lacing, dark mahogany brown color.

Nose big dark brown malts, little porter like dark almost black malt, mild roasty slight burnt like notes, caramel and toffee, char, burnt molasses rich yeasty and faint herbal hops.

Taste is loaded with carbonation, almost undrinkable, slight tangy sour malts, little metallic, sweet little syrupy, burnt caramel and molasses, little roast and char, brown malts. Faint grassy hop thing, mild bitterness, slimy tangy metallic yeasty old under attenuated and over carbonated unhappy beer.

Mouth is med mod, syrupy and slimy and way way way over carbonated.

Overall bad. I'll have to try this again sometime since it's obviously not at its prime, but just a bad beer.

jlindros, Oct 10, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's always nice to get a growler of something. The appearance was nice and black with a coffee colored head. The smell was a lot of malt and very sweet. The taste was great with nice notes of the malt and a lot of chocolate flavors in the beginning which then led to a very clean finish. Easy drinking but with a lot of flavor. My favorite part though was the feel of the beer. Not overly thick, but a nice consistency that coated my mouth. I liked it a lot and would definitely recommend.

WhiteHillsStore, Jun 12, 2014
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Dirty Penny Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.