Ten Penny Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
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Reviews by tigg924:
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass
Appearance: light brown in color, 1 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: toasted malt, peat, and earth
Taste: caramel, flowers, toasted malt, cocoa, and bittering earthiness
Mouthfeel: light bodied for the style, moderate carbonation, sweet with earthy bitterness
Overall: A nice and sessionable Scotch ale that hits all the right points but is never overbearing. I could have several pints of this. I like Scotch ales and have had several, so this is above average compared to all Scotch Ales, but is still a treat.
Serving type: growler
11-27-2012 15:26:14 | More by tigg924
More User Reviews:
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 195 ratings.