Oliver's 3 Lions Ale | Pratt Street Ale House

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Oliver's 3 Lions AleOliver's 3 Lions Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pratt Street Ale House
Maryland, United States
prattstreetalehouse.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Dithyramb on 03-11-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
68
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
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0
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by beerman207:
Photo of beerman207
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep red and brown along with a tan head that stuck around for a while.

S- Mild coffee, anise, and hops in the nose

T- The anise was an interesting flavor along with with the coffee presence. This was probably tied for my favorite along with Bishop's breakfast for this brew house.

M- Quite smooth with little carbonation

D- Drinkability was high even though this was my final beer of the night. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of mbatley
4.76/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When I want a classic English Strong Ale this is is. Malty, big, a bit boozy, caramel, and extremely balanced. A great English Strong Ale from a great Baltimore English brewer. Pours dark brown, with nice firm head. Notes of leather, caramel, toast on the nose. Taste? Consistent on the nose but sweet dark caramel, a bit of cigar and cedar on a warming toasted big finish. Right at the end a nice big finish with the alcohol and hops to balance. Great scott! This is good.

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Photo of Roadog
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is dark dry grains.
The taste is caramel, muted apricot sweetness, molasses with a long tingle finish.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It has great flavor.

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Photo of JamesWhitty
4.19/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sisterofba
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGibbons
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of akorsak
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this ale at The Wharf Rat during a rainy Friday lunch. The ale was served from a hand pumped cask at a temperature just below room temperature.

Appearance: The ale has a golden-brown color to it, yielding closer to the brownish. It is clearly carbonated, with a smooth head from the hand pump. As I consumed the ale, it left a wonderful ring of creamy lace around the glass.

Smell: The ale has a biscuity aroma that was offset by sweet notes (perhaps from the cask?). The aroma was a little offsetting.

Taste: Robust malt character dominates the ale. The hop presence follows the English tradition of being muted and relaxed. From the cask conditioning, the ale has taken on a sweet taste, almost like honey.

Mouthfeel: Great session beer. The natural carbonation made the ale go down smoothly.

Drinkability: High on the drinkability scale, with a soft creamy head that did not dissapate and a pleasant restrained hop flavor.

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Photo of sneth019
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the brewery's Coventry Collection of English styles with roots in the monastic brewing tradition. The brewer really knew what he was doing here - an interesting interplay of complex malt, hops and something funky with going on with the yeast. Alcohol was evident, but this is one the the few beers where the alcohol was a beneficial element of the flavor profile.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of hef
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a murky brown with a small, off-white cap that slowly fades out into a mild head. Scattered rings of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, roasted nuts, and some floral and perfumey flowers.
Taste mimics the aromas with a decent mix of caramel, nuts, toffee, and hops.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and mildly sweet with a semi-dry finish.

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Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kernalklink
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with good head retention and sticky lace. Aromas are strong on roasted malts, some alcohol and a fresh hop profile. Big and thick in the mouth, this is a very large ale. Huge malts are present but not overly sweet, they lend to the body of the brew. Hops are very aggressive- they linger on in the aftertaste almost to the point that your tongue begs for mercy. Had to drink this one slow, but letting it warm up a bit helps the drinkability.

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Photo of Cook82
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thorpe429
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Columbia Firehouse. Served in a 3 Lions Pint Glass.

Pour yields a dark brown brew that's not at all transparent. Thin tan head with a bit of lacing. The nose brings some semi-sweet malt as well as a bit of caramel, brown sugar, and some dry earth. Almost woody. The taste is along similar lines with a bit of sweetness coming through from the malt, but then the backend is comprised of an earthy, woody presence that is oddly bitter and presents itself as almost tannic in nature. Drinkability suffers a bit because of this, though overall it wasn't bad.

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Photo of flyingmick
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Umbra
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Current seasonal attempted via 20 oz. imperial and 10 oz sampler. Poured a dark brown with clingy white head. Nice lacing.

Apparently fashioned due to the English 6 nations and world cup action. This one had very malty backbone. However, unlike most Oliver's brews, this one had hops on the nose and the finish. In fact, a very assertive hop finish. You had a very strong caramel and licorice flavor with some alcohol warmth. This was very different from the other Oliver's brews and very enjoyable.

Finished dry and tasty. You'll see it by the crest that differentiates it from the rest of the pack. Enjoyable and worth a few...

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Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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