Old Stitch - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 87
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: bs870621345 on 01-02-2011

Brewed exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg.
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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 87
Reviews by sommersb:
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3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
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! (801 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.39/5  rDev -18.1%
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 (271 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Big nose of chocolate malts, dry cocoa powder, molasses, light cola nut, brownie batter and barley.

The flavors are dry but delicious; Chocolate malt, cola nut, molasses, barley malt, grain and Graham cracker. It finishes with light mint leaf and herb tones.

This is way too thin. It detracts greatly from the overall experience and flavor. (342 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (644 characters)

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3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark chestnut brown color with red where light hits the brew, it had a 1 finger beige head that faded quickly and left decent spotty lacing.

Smells of roasted nuts up front, followed by toasted grains, roasted peanut shells, caramel, brown sugar, tree bark, light smoke and some mild dark fruit. The roasted nutty aroma is so dominant it was almost like a bag of peanuts, so it's really nice if its a nut brown ale and decent if it's a brown ale.

Tastes like it smells with roasted nuts up front, followed by toasted grains, roasted peanut shells, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, tree bark, peat moss, light smoke, mild pepper, earthy notes and some mild dark fruit. (672 characters)

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Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
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