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Old Stitch - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.08/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of jdhilt
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
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

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3.4/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of KYGunner
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.