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Ten Penny Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Burnside Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
“Ten Penny Ale,” our flagship brew is a smooth, amber-hued mellow version of a Scottish Ale. It’s a good “session ale” and was awarded “Hartford’s Best Microbrew” for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 by The Hartford Advocate’s Readers Poll. This beer is available year-round at your local bar or favorite beer store.

Why “Ten Penny?” My grandfather used to say “You can get a good beer for a nickel, but a really good beer will cost you ten pennies!” (Motto: Work hard, drink well… Ten Penny Ale!)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2002)
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into my frosted Ten Penny pint glass.

A: Pours a deep reddish-copper with a foam that rises to about a finger. The head stays throughout the brew, fading only near basement.

S: Smell is sweet and smokey, like a char-broiled apple laced with caramel malts.

T: Ten Penny is pretty robust, given its thin nature. Great malt flavor with a slight floral hop finish. Just enough hops to detect the presence, but the roasted malt flavor is headlining the show.

M: Mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style, but I think it only adds to the drinkability. Light-bodied with a smooth malt flow, only mild sting from hops.

D: I'm a Ten Penny fan, and a supporter of local brews, so I'm known to pack a growler for BBQs rather often. Drikability is high because of interesting flavor and refreshing mouthfeel for a Scotch Ale.

Ten Penny is a very reliable Scoth Ale and always available in growler form. I've had it on-tap, and it's pretty much on par, but I prefer the former. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: growler

09-02-2007 19:28:48 | More by Gambrinus1184
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Ten Penny Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.