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Old Stitch - AleWerks Brewing Company

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90
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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by djdetar:
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djdetar

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
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
More User Reviews:
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slusk

Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 16:36:35 | More by slusk
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jprivott

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-02-2014 19:31:02 | More by jprivott
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-21-2014 20:05:24 | More by bacher468
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PackPride

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-19-2014 17:09:43 | More by PackPride
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-18-2014 02:03:13 | More by briandaube
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Kaiyotee

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-10-2014 14:59:16 | More by Kaiyotee
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hornsup

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-28-2014 00:45:48 | More by hornsup
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hophugger

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 02:05:03 | More by hophugger
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-27-2014 03:14:40 | More by zrbeer1579
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
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 +4.4%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Virginia

2/5  rDev -50.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Maryland

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.