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Ten Penny Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

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83
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214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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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.

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 214 ratings.