Oliver's Coventry Cream Ale | Pratt Street Ale House

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86
very good
36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beerman207 on 06-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
15.86%
 
 
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Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is , hands down, a fabulous beer for anyone who loves cream ales and ESB's. We bought the last four cans of Nitro at State Line today, who said it is "unavailable" any more. Yikes, I hope it will be coming back soon! Beautiful dark golden brown with LOTS of creamy, creamy head and a unique, pronounced sweet and malty aroma. Why don't more folks write this up? Why is this an unknown beer?

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGibbons
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a deep rust color with plenty of sediment. The niro really helps the head at least be respectable. Nose features broad caramel malt and a touch of yeast. This is maltier than I expect for a cream ale, which at least makes it different. The texture is approprioately silky smooth and rich with proteins. Some hop flavor in the latter stage of the sip. A little darker and more assertive than typical of the style but interesting.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of axxe
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dur921
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on nitro at the pub. A little flat on flavor and a touch bitter in finish. Still solid but I've had better cream ales.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on nitro at Ocean Odyssey in their 25oz mug. Lovely slow cascade thanks to nitro, but beautiful Amber with bright garnet highlights to light...thanks to brewer. Decent nose with some hints of light roasted malt and biscuit. Taste really comes out as it warms to Brit pub style pour. Have read other reviews and understand...but I really thought this was like the ESB's I'd had at Fullers and Ram.
Overall, I really think they hit the mark.

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Photo of Therealfootball
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It was good, but not the best. Smooth.

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Photo of Klebe
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nitro pour at Park Tavern in Sev Pk MD. Had several in fact.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Draft, at the Pratt Street Ale House, Baltimore poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, golden amber color with reddish highlights and a full finger of creamy white-colored head that lasted forever and completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma at all, but I do get faint notes of toasted malt and caramel, but only faint ones at that, and nothing else.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in flavor. There’s lots of toasted malt up front, imparting notes of biscuits, oyster crackers and sourdough bread, followed by some honey, brown sugar and caramel-like sweetness, as well as some pronounced flavors of black pepper, a touch of coriander, and finally, some subtle, grassy, piney hops. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and extremely smooth and creamy. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is such an excellent, excellent beer! Fans of Boddingtons, Old Speckled Hen and English bitters and milds will love this beer!

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of aucbai
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jordanian2
4.76/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Lee_Hancock
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Oliver's Coventry Cream Ale from Pratt Street Ale House
3.91 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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