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Old Stitch - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 12
Gots: 11 | 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 +10.6%

kjkinsey, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
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.

StonedTrippin, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
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.

jdhilt, Sep 23, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

AngusOg, Nov 23, 2013
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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.

Pencible, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Jspriest, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ncaudle, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Molson2000, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bacher468, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ckollias, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

HattedClassic, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Tiernan, Aug 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Mattyb79, Feb 17, 2013
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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!

sommersb, Jan 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

briandaube, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Cubatobaco, Jul 15, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -16.5%

JLapadura, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

CreightonSM, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jp312, Sep 10, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

AMCPhD, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
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Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.