Oliver's 3 Lions Ale | Pratt Street Ale House

Oliver's 3 Lions AleOliver's 3 Lions Ale
BA SCORE
57.4%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 68 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Dithyramb on 03-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,695
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
68
Liked:
39
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
12.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 23
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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in downtown Baltimore:

A high ABV brown ale, can't go wrong with this decision. Pours a nice mahogany color, off-white head. Sweet aroma, some brown sugar in the nose. Taste is medium bodied and surprisingly bland. For the high alcohol, there isn't much hop character and even the toffee and malts are a bit subdued, almost watery. Solid beer and very drinkable, but just tastes almost too safe and which it had a bit more flavor.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.23/5  rDev -12%
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 mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mdfb79
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 04/25/12 notes. Had on cask at Fireworks in Arlington, VA. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark reddish amber color with one finger of fluffy white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, sweet cinnamon, roasted malts, a bit nutty. Nice sweet and fruity nose.

y - Tastes sweet fruity malts, sugar, candy, cinnamon, nuts, toasted malts, and roasted malts. Taste is sweeter than the nose; reminds me of fruit loops. Very nice.

m - Medium body and no carbonation. Body is very smooth and creamy; perfect on cask.

o - Overall I liked this brown ale a lot; a lot more going on in it than most brown ales. Nice sweet fruits dominate, with some toasted and roasted malts coming in the aftertaste. Great body, cask works well for this beer. Would like to have it again.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear mahogany brown color with a nice one finger head. Nice lacing developed during the session.

Smell: caramel and a hint of nuttiness are picked up by the nose.

Taste: this was a bit bread-like, as an earthy caramel flavor dominated with some ripe fruit sweetness lingering in the background. Nice bitterness balanced this one out. Alcohol was slightly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. medium bodied beer. Very short caramel and bread laden aftertaste.

Drinkability: definite kicked up brown ale that was enjoyable, but a bit much for a session ale. I would suggest giving this a try if it is on tap.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pratt's served in a 3 lions shaker pint. Beer is brown with a mild haze, decent but thin head with some retention to it, moderate to mild carbonation.

Aroma is bready and sweet with a subtle and mild roast, a few esters.

Beer is easy drinking medium in body and overall nice on the palate. The flavor of the beer is mildly bitter and sweet up front, no roast on the palate, wet finish. I enjoyed it. Pretty good overall.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of John_M
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point.

The beer pours a reddish brown color, with adequate head retention and lacing. On the nose there is some sweet malt, with a hint of malt vinegar in the background (no one was eating fish and chips when I was there, so I'll assume the smell was from the beer). The flavor profile of this beer was really quite nice. One gets a very rich malty flavor, consisting of cherry vanilla and baked apple. The beer has a nice mouthfeel, although there is a touch of heat from the alcohol in the finish. This detracts a bit from the drinkability, and is just a bit disconcerting. Nevertheless, this is a very nice beer from Oliver brewing.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev +9%
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 rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akorsak
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
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 Boto
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught in Inner Harbor location: This one pours a clear, light brown color. There was a small off-white head on it. The aroma was a bit milder than expected. There was some caramel malts, as well as a touch of nuttiness. The taste is a bit better. It has a rich, malt taste. There was some nuttiness, as well as some fruits in the background. Not sweet at all. Smooth and well balanced. Nice.

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +9%
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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Oliver's 3 Lions Ale from Pratt Street Ale House
Beer rating: 57.4% out of 100 with 68 ratings
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