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Old Stitch - AleWerks Brewing Company

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90
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41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 14.6%


Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg.

(Beer added by: bs870621345 on 01-02-2011)
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JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Chowning's Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. Told this is an 18th century brown ale recipe.

Appearance: Dark and caramel colored.

Smell: Molasses and grainy, almost earthy tone to the scent.

Taste: Molasses and spruce (pine, but not in a hoppy way).

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, lightly carbonated, unfiltered.

Overall: Really enjoy this, colonial tavern helps. I'll have a third!

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2011 02:36:07 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 18:03:27 | More by StonedTrippin
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anzb

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-26-2014 13:26:55 | More by anzb
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Vaultdweller27

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-17-2013 01:11:26 | More by Vaultdweller27
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-26-2013 05:59:50 | More by HattedClassic
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-23-2013 22:41:05 | More by AngusOg
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Jeremy_Peacock

Virginia

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-16-2013 14:46:53 | More by Jeremy_Peacock
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-15-2013 18:16:30 | More by DLS168
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StoutSeth

Virginia

2/5  rDev -51.3%

08-28-2013 21:39:57 | More by StoutSeth
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-09-2013 01:40:18 | More by brendaniel
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ChefHopMeister

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-02-2013 19:29:58 | More by ChefHopMeister
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-19-2013 22:11:27 | More by Rdc67
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CreightonSM

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-10-2013 17:22:19 | More by CreightonSM
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-05-2013 23:50:46 | More by Molson2000
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surfrogue1

Maryland

3/5  rDev -27%

05-02-2013 02:50:43 | More by surfrogue1
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-12-2013 21:30:40 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-17-2013 05:22:23 | More by Mattyb79
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Perduret


4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Old Stitch is an Old English brown Ale from 18th century recipe made for Colonial Williamsburg by the folk at Williamsburg AleWorks. Pours no head,Very Light malty chocolate nose and flavor is roasted chocolate with a burnt chocolate finish...the best Brown Ale I have ever had...Can't wait to get some more

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 18:06:06 | More by Perduret
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ckollias

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this growler from Williamsburg Alewerks.

A: Pours a dark brown hue with a two-finger tan head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass and leaves a nice lacing.

S: Malty coffee aroma with a toasted malt background.

T: Similar to the smell a great coffee malt flavor with a good mix of toasted-toffee.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Really good brown ale – very smooth and went down easy.

Serving type: growler

01-28-2013 01:35:26 | More by ckollias
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phishbone23

New York

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

01-23-2013 16:57:10 | More by phishbone23
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-20-2013 20:35:22 | More by kjkinsey
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 01-10-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Mug
Purchased: Received as a gift

A: Semi-clear, dark brown beer topped by a small off-white head. I only get a little bit of lacing and the retention is low.

S: Heavily toasted malts, it smells very porter-like. Other aromas are of brown bread and earthy English hops.

T: The taste has the same roasted malt character as noted in the nose, plus some caramel sweetness, nutty flavors and a slight coffee-like bitterness.

M: Medium body with a low level of carbonation. The aftertastes are of nuts and a light bitterness from coffee and hops. Fairly dry

O: A unique beer in that it reminded me of both a nut brown ale and a porter. Well executed, unique and enjoyable.

Thanks to Billy for this one!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 03:17:59 | More by sommersb
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TribeBeerDrinker

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-07-2012 21:30:11 | More by TribeBeerDrinker
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djdetar

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the most tasty beers I've ever tried. It has been sold on tap for a few years and has only recently be bottled. Still only sold in Colonial Williamsburg. I stock up every time I visit.

a - Dark golden in appearance. The bottle claims it is unfiltered, but it is crystal clear if you ever view it in a clear glass. I've never seen an unfiltered beer with at least a little bit of trub, but this does not have it.

s - it smells of a dark bitter choclate

t - is quite amazing, sweet, pleasant, very easy to drink. It goes down smooth it's just a wonderful experience. The colonials sure knew how to make a good brew.

m - light with a slight effervescent feel. It is not overly carbonated at all

o - I never cared for sweet beers before this one, it was quite a change. I really wanted to try something native to the colonial atmosphere. I enjoyed it so much, that it is now one of my favorites. I really recommend trying it. If you have a taste for micro brews, you should enjoy. I had a friend who like New Castle a lot and did not enjoy this one. So it's not necessarily for everyone that loves brown ales.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2012 16:58:10 | More by djdetar
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-13-2012 22:34:23 | More by plumcrazyfx
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Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
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