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Outback Old Ale - Bend Brewing Company

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Outback Old AleOutback Old Ale

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 20.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bend Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 05-16-2004)
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Photo of SurlyDuff


4.13/5  rDev +26.3%

dark brown/caramel with a thick head that had collapsed like a crater in the middle. Thick Foamy.

Not all together remarkable, but is great alongside the others in a sampler.

Aroma is of malt, caramel, bready. Maybe nutty? Reminded me of a brown.

Mouthfeel is a bit chewy, though drinkability is good. Calling this an Old Ale is a bit of a stretch. I'd consider it a brown.

02-12-2008 19:31:24 | More by SurlyDuff
Photo of Reidrover


3.6/5  rDev +10.1%

Served on tap at the Bend Brewery in Bend Oregon. A quite nice looking "pint".Slightly hazy, chesnut brown, nice sized light tan head. Quite hoopy aroma to this, I think my nose is "bust" I cant get much more. This tastes like a robust, toasty brown ale..some dark coffee flavours too. Quite nice on the palte , perhaps a wee bit on the watery side. A nice beer it goes down very easily.

05-16-2004 19:52:08 | More by Reidrover
Photo of litheum94


3/5  rDev -8.3%

06-22-2012 04:06:37 | More by litheum94
Photo of stript


2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

06-01-2013 03:17:56 | More by stript
Photo of PopeJonPaul


3.18/5  rDev -2.8%

Slight caramel and orange-red color with a big poofy head that popped away to nothing pretty fast, though this beer still left a considerable amount of fuzzy film down the glass. Had a slight bitter citrus flavor with a tiny amount of fruitiness, did not have the strong flavors and higher alcohol I was expecting from this style. It was also unusually highly carbonated, cutting this down and calling this beer something else (? Ale) would probably help this beer, unless they can beef up the flavor, and the ABV. This beer was smooth and refreshing, which made it good, but not really a good example of this style.

11-30-2004 04:11:24 | More by PopeJonPaul
Photo of JasonWimmert

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-21-2014 03:39:25 | More by JasonWimmert
Photo of piclee


3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-04-2012 01:28:49 | More by piclee
Photo of RedDiamond


2.88/5  rDev -11.9%

My server suggested that this old ale was about 6.0% ABV. That would be fairly mild for the style. My serving of Outback was my fourth and final pint of the evening and I only ordered it based on its relatively modest ABV. Not knowing otherwise, I’d say 6% was near about right. The presence of alcohol was not prominent in the taste. No warm alcoholic glow rolled through my belly. And at the end of the evening I was still on my feet.

My pint was served with a deep, pitted head and showcase lace. Outback reminded me in some respects of the Bend Brewing’s Metolius Golden Ale. It has a similarly faint aroma of ale yeast and is dominated by a meaty/yeasty flavor, though Outback is dark walnut brown and appears to be clear bodied.

I found Outback Old Ale to be drinkable though not especially inspiring. The head fades quickly, the mouthfeel is somewhat strained, and the brew as a whole is inconsistent for the style. The robust fruitiness, chewy mouthfeel, and warm alcoholic glow of most old ales was supplanted by a casual bitterness better suited to other ale styles.

10-09-2004 03:05:57 | More by RedDiamond
Photo of atpca


1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

07-16-2014 05:32:15 | More by atpca
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

09-02-2012 04:27:28 | More by bobotron
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-07-2013 06:57:51 | More by KStark
Photo of jdense


3.5/5  rDev +7%

Growler purchased at BBC, enjoyed in The Big watching Final Four 3.31.12.

Clear medium brown body, not much visible carbonation, one finger slightly off-white head, minimal lacing after quick dissipation. A slight bit of caramel sweetness in the nose balanced by spicy hops. Taste mirrors nose, not a lot of depth and more hoppiness than I'd expect from a Old Ale. IMO, this is more of a hoppy amber. Not sure about ABV, but this growler disappeared pretty quickly, good drinkability. Pretty light mouthfeel, slight bit of stickiness. Certainly not on the same level as Outback X, though I suspect this is the base beer (before lengthy barrel aging). Worth a try.

04-01-2012 14:01:30 | More by jdense
Outback Old Ale from Bend Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.