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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our flagship brew, "Ten Penny Ale" is available in more and more restaurants, pubs and package stores in Central Connecticut, and the momentum is growing! "Ten Penny" is a light Scottish style ale, brewed with a secret recipe developed by Brewmaster Ray Ballard. We can't give you the recipe, but we can tell you that the finest fresh barley malts have been combined with a hint of hops from the Pacific northwest to produce a unique and universally drinkable ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (6401) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Growler shared by someone at Natifest (from notes). Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small off white head. The aroma was pretty weak having some herbals, tea, toasted bread. The flavor had the toasted bread, some herbal notes, tea, a hint of smoke. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillieCoffee (1) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
dough, caramel, cereal, clear, white foam, amber, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
bnokk (73) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Old Burnside Brewing Company Ten Penny Ale. Growler, 50 W Naitfest ‘14 APPEARANCE: golden color, perfectly see-through. No head to speak of. NOSE: not much of anything. FLAVOR: very much a lager type flavor. It wants to be an ale, but I’m not feeling it. I feel a bit of the scotch flavor in it. But only a bit. NOTES: Honestly, this is not my favorite style (straight up ale, or scotch). This beer is ok, not awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3381) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Growler pour shared at Natifest. Pours a clear copper with a white head of foam The aroma is bready and mildly hoppy. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2543) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Thanks to John @ Natifest / Cincinnati OH --- Medium amber, solid rim head, thin streaks of lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt that grows a little stronger in the palate, then adds light hops for solid balance in a lingering finish. A simple brew, but one that works well, particularly regarding the caramel malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (7105) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
64 oz. growler shared by John at Natifest - thanks again! A couple new CT breweries for me. Looks pretty light for the style, like the recent attempt at a Scottish ale by MadTree. Aroma of soap, tea, florals, toast, straw, and faint toasted sugar. Flavor of straw, toast, earth, and grains. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Drinks more like a blonde ale than a Scottish ale, based on my experience with the style. Just a straightforward, smooth-drinking ale without much going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7776) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Taste from a 64oz growler at Natifest. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Some fine particles suspended in the body. Some ropes of lace. Good smoke, some citrus, peat. Little chocolate. Good complex aroma for the ABV. Medium body. Smooth, kind of lightly soft, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Great, complex scottish. Very long impressive aftertaste. Good light smoke, coffee, chocolate aromas. Impressive stuff. Seeing some of the honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jow (2402) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Tap at Draught 55. Pours murky reddish brown. Nose is sweet malt and red fruits. Tastes of sour berries, light cherry, metallic, barley and earthy. Odd aftertaste that is drying and artificial. Thin palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jredmond (5835) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft at pony bar HK with Brendan. Pours a deep murky brown with light off white lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and sugar. Mouthfeel really brings the asshole out in this beer - notes of metal, sour fruit (in the worst way possible), spice and sweet malt. Some cloying alcohol too, for a 5% beer. Yea.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Tap: Dark amber/brown. Not much head to speak of. Flavor is unique kinda sour, sweet, with some roasty notes. Not off-putting just different

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