Dirty Penny Ale | The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

Dirty Penny AleDirty Penny Ale
BA SCORE
43.4%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 152 ratings
Dirty Penny AleDirty Penny Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
oldeburnsidebrewing.com

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our popular “Dirty Penny Ale” is a hearty, but never heavy “black’n’tan” style* which is mixture of 60% Ten Penny/40% our own signature stout. This beer is also available year-round at your local bar or favorite beer store.

(Motto: Dirty Penny Ale …Polish One Off!)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-02-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,742
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
152
Liked:
66
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
15.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 58
Photo of Grichard
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and malty, I like it.

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Photo of nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mltobin
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Bert's
Slightly hazy auburn brown with a decent sized bubbly off white head. Rich caramel and hints of chocolate with bits of earth and fruit. Nothing extraordinary here.

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Photo of kdivers
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xtonytx
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotorum
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

OLD BURNSIDE DIRTY PENNY ALE 8/20/15

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick pint.

a: Dark brown with clear ruby highlights at the sides. Enormous four inch thick tan head receded slowly to even surface foam and spotty lacing. Not bad looking once the foam tsunami subsided.

s: Dark roasty malt and alcohol turns to overripe dark fruit as it warms.

t: Follows the nose somewhat along with an intense sourness which persists. Sour finish.

m; Medium, good body and over the top carbonation.

o: Probably an off bottle, purchased as a single recently. Black and Tans should not be sour, and the foam should not be out of control. Beyond the first whif, eminently unenjoyable drainpour.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrew
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of founddrama
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tastes ... red!? Big, bold, malty.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TBonez477
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle into snifter

A: Pours chocolate brown in color. No noticeable head to speak of, but some very light colored lacing on the edge of the glass.

S: Sweet, roasted notes playing at chocolate. Slight anise undertone.

T: Rich, bold roasted flavor hits palate upfront, mellowing into the sweetness promised by the nose. Subsequent tastes devolve into a mineral aftertaste possibly carried forward by the high carbonation level.

M: Lots of carbonation distracts from the urging toward smooth mouth feel.

O: A decent choice for those who enjoy sweet, malt forward beers. Carbonation keeps the beer slightly refreshing yet does derail the direction that the taste implies.

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Photo of Petegrieco
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gwiedman1
2.94/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's a sour. Not bad but not expected.

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Photo of Dan269605
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Duffman79
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jFRIDAY4
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of jaxon53
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of IanMcGuire
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jpd7374
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of jlindros
2.66/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

They attempted to put the date but it's too smudged and illegible.

Pours a huge huge fizzy over carbonated possibly infected or under attenuated like head, fades pretty quickly spotty lacing, dark mahogany brown color.

Nose big dark brown malts, little porter like dark almost black malt, mild roasty slight burnt like notes, caramel and toffee, char, burnt molasses rich yeasty and faint herbal hops.

Taste is loaded with carbonation, almost undrinkable, slight tangy sour malts, little metallic, sweet little syrupy, burnt caramel and molasses, little roast and char, brown malts. Faint grassy hop thing, mild bitterness, slimy tangy metallic yeasty old under attenuated and over carbonated unhappy beer.

Mouth is med mod, syrupy and slimy and way way way over carbonated.

Overall bad. I'll have to try this again sometime since it's obviously not at its prime, but just a bad beer.

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Photo of Belittle
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Dirty Penny Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
Beer rating: 43.4% out of 100 with 152 ratings
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