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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2012
very sweet malty aroma, kinda sugary mediocre grains flavor, some kind of hard to place off flavor. sub par.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Copper pour with fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel malt and spiciness. Flavor is a touch sour and funky. Two years old at least. Doesnít adequate well at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle from Bertís 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 Iíd seek out again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2015
At the source: pours copper with a white head. Aroma is caramel and bread. Taste has a nice bitterness to it bit is mostlynice and sweet. Noce finish not too bad of a beer. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (387) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Clear copper pour with lasting, clingy off-white top. One of the strangest smelling beers Iíve encountered - intriguing though, with toast, earth and something resembling fruit. Flavor is similar, though malty with a fairly dry finish. Decent and interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - 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 (476) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Old Burnside Brewing Company Ten Penny Ale. Growler, 50 W Naitfest Ď14 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 Iím 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 (5476) - 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 (4102) - 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 (9425) - 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.

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