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Dirty Penny Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | 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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JedediahK

New York

2/5  rDev -45.1%

02-25-2012 16:37:46 | More by JedediahK
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -45.1%

02-18-2012 09:02:26 | More by chrispoint
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.1%

04-03-2014 14:11:01 | More by RobertColianni
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phishbone23

New York

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

01-23-2013 15:07:50 | More by phishbone23
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

12-19-2013 02:09:56 | More by KolbMarley
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doof116

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

06-24-2012 21:47:58 | More by doof116
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

01-30-2012 02:10:48 | More by jfcaa193
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humanbeer

Connecticut

2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is my first review here on BA, how exciting

Last night I ran into the beer store with only 5 minutes left to buy, I knew I had to act fast so I limited myself only to the selection nearest to the registers. In the first cooler was a wide variety of 8 dollar bombers of Rogue and a few different half gallon jugs. Ive heard of Olde Burnside and since their local I figured I'd give it a chance.

It just wasn't my cup of beer. It poured nicely, very dark; couldnt see through it. Decent head, a little creamy tan color. Smelled roasty; with hints of caramel.

The taste just felt empty. I was expecting a fuller bodied beer. Smooth to drink with a little bit of chocolate. Very dry aftertaste to me. Slightly bitter

My buddy loved it, so it must hit the spot for some people. Just not for me

Serving type: growler

03-13-2010 16:10:37 | More by humanbeer
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tim6298

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-13-2014 13:42:25 | More by tim6298
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squezey

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-26-2014 01:21:52 | More by squezey
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Ralphs66

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-19-2011 19:48:26 | More by Ralphs66
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skiit13

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-16-2012 22:33:39 | More by skiit13
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-19-2013 13:41:38 | More by Rheaume17
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Ecxeeder616

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-10-2013 17:15:02 | More by Ecxeeder616
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alemiester

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-14-2013 00:07:03 | More by alemiester
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-20-2012 15:02:00 | More by rderedin
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WesWes

New York

3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a cloudy brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is sour almost lambic like. I think this might have sat a while. It has a mild caramel/roasted scent. The taste is average. It has a light and easy drinking flavor that boasts of pale, crystal, and roasted malts. It goes down easy, but it has a sour finish. I guess the yeast has given it some off flavors. Anyway, the mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. I would have liked to try this one fresh out of the tanks. As it is, I think I drank a sat beer that was past it's prime.

Serving type: growler

08-03-2007 10:42:26 | More by WesWes
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on October 6, 2011 from an over-the-counter growler available in a local beer store. The pour is a nicely dark brown color with bubbles collecting at the bottom and slowly sneaking up top to the tan, silky head. The aroma brings out malts, earth, and a dark fruit like plum. The body was thinner than I would have liked considering 40% of this black and tan is from a stout. The taste had this sickly sweet flavor which might have been more from yeast that hadn't quite matured. Connecticut recently allowed growler sales outside of pubs and I wonder if the trip to New Hampshire via a distributor might have tainted it. I bet it is bette on tap at the brewpub.

Serving type: growler

10-06-2011 23:33:50 | More by puboflyons
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this for the first time in Maine and was pleasantly surprised, I've been wanting to try something from Olde Burnside for a while now.

Pours a dark brown, almost black color, a little light shines through for some dark ruby hues, great sized head that fades slowly to leave some decent lacing.

Smell has a weird metallic aroma to it, not all that pleasant, slight caramel aroma.

Taste is rather bland, has that metallic feeling that the smell had, good carbonation, seems to me that they might have soaked some dirty pennies in this beer for its signature flavor.

Bit disappointed but hopefully I'll get a chance to try some of their other offerings in the future.

Serving type: growler

12-27-2008 23:08:42 | More by deltatauhobbit
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-30-2013 23:47:36 | More by Janeinma
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bum732

Lesotho

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, decent bubbly head, good retention. Smells of sweet chocolate and coffee malt, caramel, hint of smokiness. Tastes of chocolatey and caramel like malt. Caramel sweetness dominates with just a hint of smoke. Moderate earthy bitterness giving way to a fairly neutral finish, touch of roasty dryness. Fairly high carbonation for the style, moderate mouthfeel.

An ok beer, way too highly carbonated, luckily this faded with some time. Fairly sweet and pretty one noted, but definitely drinkable.

Serving type: growler

02-08-2010 04:15:09 | More by bum732
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Jersh67

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-31-2014 20:40:51 | More by Jersh67
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-10-2013 18:05:58 | More by smutty33
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JoeMans

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-17-2013 19:21:09 | More by JoeMans
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-17-2013 01:06:05 | More by Cleaver35
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Dirty Penny Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.