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Old Stitch - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
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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StoutSeth

Virginia

2/5  rDev -50.9%

08-28-2013 21:39:57 | More by StoutSeth
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phishbone23

New York

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

01-23-2013 16:57:10 | More by phishbone23
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surfrogue1

Maryland

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

07-21-2014 13:32:55 | More by John_Beeryman
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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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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Chownings Tavern Williamsburg, VA. 18th century recipe. Pours no head, no lace. Deep brown color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Light malty chocolate nose and flavor is roasted chocolate with a burnt chocolate finish. $5.50 for a pint mug.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2011 22:57:47 | More by jdhilt
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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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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-19-2013 22:11:27 | More by Rdc67
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-07-2012 17:03:06 | More by flyers1980
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-15-2014 03:33:22 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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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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Kaiyotee

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-10-2014 14:59:16 | More by Kaiyotee
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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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zrbeer1579

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Chowning's Tavern.

A: This poured a dark mahogany with no head.
S: It smelled like earthy and nutty malt, with some coffee and bittersweet chocolate.
T: It tasted like earthy and nutty malt, with some coffee and bittersweet chocolate and pumpernickel. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Somewhat thin body.
D: This was a great historic beer. It had a nice scent and taste, but weak body. Very easy to drink. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 21:19:33 | More by Pencible
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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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sommersb

Tennessee

3.99/5  rDev -2%
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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Vaultdweller27

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-17-2013 01:11:26 | More by Vaultdweller27
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pifer003


4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-13-2012 23:10:33 | More by pifer003
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-13-2012 14:55:27 | More by ncaudle
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-20-2011 03:29:13 | More by DoctorB2B
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-24-2012 06:45:02 | More by Jspriest
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-05-2013 23:50:46 | More by Molson2000
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Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.