Oliver's Coventry Cream Ale | Pratt Street Ale House

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Brewed by:
Pratt Street Ale House
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by beerman207 on 06-29-2009

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 31
Reviews by Lee_Hancock:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.52/5  rDev +18%
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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Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Klebe
4.02/5  rDev +5%
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 axxe
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
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 rfgetz
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Noooddle
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aucbai
3.6/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4.76/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of jacewg
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Dur921
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on nitro at Mahaffey's in Baltimore, served chilled in a mug

A decently creamy nitro appearance with nice cascade and amber body w/ pale white cap, lace held decently and microfoam occured from all the nitrogen. The smell seemed a little bitter to me, but I suppose a British cream ale is equivalent to a pale ale, so nothing out of the ordinary. I enjoyed the beer with a sweetish feel with mild hop bitterness in the back end and lighter medium body with a general creamy feel.

The flavor has a slight bitter hop from English hops and mild acidity w/ smoothness in the malt giving a slight caramel malt flavor. The touch of biscuit was pleasant and made you want to return for the next sip. The mild English yeast in the flavor was nice too. I would recommend this since it was crisp and balanced and was actually kind of refreshing on a warm mid october day.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of mdfb79
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on nitro-tap this afternoon at the Pratt Street Ale House in Baltimore, MD. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color, with two inches of white head and moderate to high carbonation. Light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of nuts, toasted malts, caramel malts, and hops. Reminds me an English style ale.

t - Tastes of toasted malts, light caramel malts, bready malts, and nuts. Good, but a step down from the nose certainly.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and creamy.

o - A pretty good ale I was happy to try. Wouldn't seek it out but would give it another shot. I liked the smell as it reminded me of an ESB almost, but the taste was a tiny bit lacking.

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Photo of Therealfootball
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
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 BillRoth
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
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 drabmuh
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This kind of beer is the kind that i suppose to be on nitrogen tap. Beer is reddish / light brown, forms a tight frothy head of microscopic bubbles that cascade down the outside of the head, a truly beautiful head. Aeration is moderate to low, head leaves a ton of lacing on the glass and I drink, head remains until the end, a wonderful and attractive beer. Beer is mostly clear with only a slight, very slight haze.

Smell is subtle and rather small. Some sweet, not much of anything.

Beer is insanely smooth, medium to light bodied, sweet up from slightly, no bitterness, its so smooth drinkability is really high. There isn't much to say about the flavor though, its OK, nothing special, just a plain cream ale. Overall I would recommended it, would probably order it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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Oliver's Coventry Cream Ale from Pratt Street Ale House
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