Old Stitch - AleWerks Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev -2%
A: Pours a typical brown with a fair head.
S: Malty caramel and graham cracker with no hop aroma. Some raisin.
T: Caramel and a bit of toffee and graham cracker. Low bitterness. Sweeter finish but not too sweet.
M: Medium body, low carbonation. Nice creamy mouthfeel. no astringency.
O: WHat a pleasant surprise to find this in a cooler at Colonial WIlliamsburg. A beautifullly crafted brown ale with a malt forward balance. Alewerks has outdone themselves with this brew. My only criticism is that you can't get it anywhere else. Looks like I have to make more trips to Williamsburg, as this is now one of my favorite english brown ales.
07-03-2014 16:36:35 | More by slusk
3.38/5 rDev -17%
not a brown ale fan, but felt that this beer held up its part in being allowed in the brown ale category. The beer has a nice flavor, not too bitter, and holds well as it is drank. Kudos to Alewerks for producing an ale from an ancient recipe that is very enjoyable today
05-02-2014 02:05:03 | More by hophugger
3.48/5 rDev -14.5%
a tasty but somewhat pedestrian brown ale here, lacking a distinctive feature, but hitting all the necessary bases to be a good brown. english in nature, this pours a dark amber autumnal color, with nice bubbling and a half inch of fading tan head. it smells like a brown, a mix of sweeter caramel crystal malts and that dry cocoa chocolate malt. maybe 50/50 in terms of aroma, maybe 60/40 in terms of flavor, with the sweetness overtaking the cocoa just a little bit. long finish, and the thinness of the body is exposed here, which is a big weakness. needs more body to really satisfy, and its slight overcarbonation makes it simply too light for the style. maybe more of a summer brown, but even in that context some frothy body would serve it well. not as impressed with this as the bourbon barrel porter from alewerks, but a solid brew overall with an old school and elegant label.
04-02-2014 18:03:27 | More by StonedTrippin
Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.