Ten Penny Ale | The Olde Burnside Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Ten Penny Ale,” our flagship brew is a smooth, amber-hued mellow version of a Scottish Ale. It’s a good “session ale” and was awarded “Hartford’s Best Microbrew” for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 by The Hartford Advocate’s Readers Poll. This beer is available year-round at your local bar or favorite beer store.

Why “Ten Penny?” My grandfather used to say “You can get a good beer for a nickel, but a really good beer will cost you ten pennies!” (Motto: Work hard, drink well… Ten Penny Ale!)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,204
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
249
pDev:
15.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +37%
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3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
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3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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2.91/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.81/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Bert's
Slightly hazy golden amber color with a decent sized long lasting off white head. Rich caramel notes with plenty of apple-y berry fruitiness. Sweet, kind of thin, a bit bubbly, not horrible, but probably not something I'd seek out again.

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3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear copper pour with lasting, clingy off-white top. One of the strangest smelling beers I've encountered - intriguing though, with toast, earth and something resembling fruit. Flavor is similar, though malty with a fairly dry finish. Decent and interesting.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice amber color with an off white head that trails the glass. The smell has a bit of alcohol but underneath is a lot of scents, vanilla and caramel as well as some citrus and smoke to give it a complex smell. The taste was just as layered with the flavors from the malt and the hops as well as some wood on the finish making a very well balanced beer. One of my favorite growlers to pick up when I can.

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Ten Penny Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 249 ratings
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