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Ten Penny Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

Ten Penny AleTen Penny Ale

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BA SCORE
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197 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.16%


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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Reviews by tigg924:
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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
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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.

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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.

m: Moderate.

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.

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Ten Penny Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.