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Old Stitch - AleWerks Brewing Company

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-20-2013 20:35:22 | More by kjkinsey
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3.48/5  rDev -14.3%

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.

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

3.38/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

09-23-2011 22:57:47 | More by jdhilt
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3.95/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

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

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-23-2013 22:41:05 | More by AngusOg
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-24-2012 06:45:02 | More by Jspriest
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-13-2012 14:55:27 | More by ncaudle
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-05-2013 23:50:46 | More by Molson2000
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-20-2011 03:29:13 | More by DoctorB2B
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-21-2014 20:05:24 | More by bacher468
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

01-28-2013 01:35:26 | More by ckollias
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

01-23-2013 16:57:10 | More by phishbone23
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-06-2014 01:14:16 | More by Tiernan
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-26-2013 05:59:50 | More by HattedClassic
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-13-2012 22:34:23 | More by plumcrazyfx
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-17-2013 05:22:23 | More by Mattyb79
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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%

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!

01-11-2013 03:17:59 | More by sommersb
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-18-2014 02:03:13 | More by briandaube
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-15-2014 21:06:33 | More by Cubatobaco
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-10-2013 17:22:19 | More by CreightonSM
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-09-2013 01:40:18 | More by brendaniel
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2013 18:16:30 | More by DLS168
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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

4.75/5  rDev +17%

Just going to say, not a huge fan of brown ales (until this one).

Pours a deep brown with a nice off white head. Leaves a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells nutty, tobacco, roasty. Not a lot of hops mixed in and a rather light smell.

Taste is amazing. Nuts and tobacco really overtake the palate. This gives way to a roasted nut flavor and finishes clean. Fantastic

Mouthfeel is thin but nice. Also had on tap with good carbonation.

Drinkability is outstanding. Finished a growler and went back to get another one. And I'm not one to have more than 1 of each beer in a week.

Fantastic beer, go get yourself some.

01-02-2011 17:57:24 | More by bs870621345
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Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.