Ten Penny Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
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Reviews by Thads324:
4.75/5 rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Picked up a growler today...poured into a pint glass
A : nice copper color with a solid head, dissipated slowly but left a bit on top throughout the pint. Lots of lacing.
S : A little bit flaky or smokey, I can't decide, with a hint of caramel.
T : A nice cara flavor up front transitions smoothly into a quick hop before mellowing out with a good Scottish ale malt towards the end. Smooth. Delicious!
M : The blend of malt and hop make the beer very smooth yet full on the palate, with a carbonation that carries the flavor for a while after the beer has left the mouth.
D : very drinkable. smooth, refreshing, easy to drink.
I am very impressed. Different from most scotch ales I have had. This beer has it all. I must have bought a fresh growler because a small ring of head stayed throughout the entire pint. The mouthfeel was excellent, lingering for a while after. After the first pint I had to have another. The mixture of caramel, a slight smokiness and tinge of hop lingering was just too good. I can't wait to try another style from this brewery soon!
Serving type: growler
03-10-2010 21:12:46 | More by Thads324
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3.94/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I have had growlers of this here in RI that were spoiled (see review above), but this is as delicious as I remember it to be! When I have brought this to parties - and it is fresh/unspoiled - it has always been a favorite among a fairly sophisticated group of beer drinkers.
Light, slightly citrus, but not watery flavor with the yeastiness I expect fresh beer to have. Goes down easily.
Serving type: growler
02-09-2014 21:42:36 | More by drdon
2.34/5 rDev -35.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
Had been looking forward to this because it was reviewed well in "Beer Lovers New England," is this brewery's "flagship brew," and is supposed to have been inspired by an old time recipe.
No visible bottling or best by dates or codes. Purchased a couple of weeks ago.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Harpoon IPA glass
a: Nearly clear copper with a ton of flakey floaties, inch tall white head with dense bubbles receded to even surface foam and spotty lacing.
s: Overripe fruit. Later, vinegar.
t: Bitter spoiled fruit. Ugh. Something wrong here.
o: A brewing disaster. Dunno what fouled this but it is nasty. Drain pour city. "Taste a bit of history" it says on the bottle label. I love history, but I'll have to pass on this part of it. Nevertheless, will probably risk buying more at some point, since I like Scottish ales and this is supposed to be a good one.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2013 23:58:36 | More by scotorum
Ten Penny Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.