Oliver's Coventry Cream Ale | Pratt Street Ale House

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Brewed by:
Pratt Street Ale House
Maryland, United States

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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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by beerman207:
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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A - Reddish with a tall creamy head which I found with most of their beers. Probably the most inviting of the beers they offered other than Bishop's Breakfast.

S - Nothing really coming through in the nose except maybe some malt.

T - Has a nice bitterness that mixes well with the creaminess that comes through in the mouthfeel.

M - VERY creamy

D - I don't know how many of these I would have but it was a good beer and one of the first I've had of this style

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.52/5  rDev +22.5%
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 -18.7%

Photo of MGibbons
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of dsshuck
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Klebe
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
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 daliandragon
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
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 -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of Lee_Hancock
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +22%
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 Noooddle
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aucbai
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of jordanian2
4.76/5  rDev +29%

Photo of jacewg
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Dur921
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Oliver's Coventry Cream Ale from Pratt Street Ale House
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