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Old Yankee Ale - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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Old Yankee AleOld Yankee Ale

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very good

233 Ratings

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 17
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cottrell Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship brew, a medium bodied, American Amber Ale, that has a great up-front malt taste with a refreshing hop finish. Drown yourself in New England with this outstanding session beer.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2001)
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

wolvercote, Friday at 05:50 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

amanforallsaisons, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

RozzieBoy, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bigred89, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Campello_IPA
4.89/5  rDev +28%

Bottle to pint glass

Appearance: Amber color with off white head, minimal lacing.

Aroma: bread, toffee, caramel, some citrus behind it.

Taste: brown bread, toffee sweetness, gives way to citrus and slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel: good body, stays on the tongue in a nice way. Medium carbonation.

Overall: great session beer. I would drink this all day for a cookout or with almost any meal. I had high expectations for this beer and was not let down at all.

Campello_IPA, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

tylergoov, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of illpass78
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a rusty red-brown with a surprisingly small head. Also kind of surprised by the minimal amount of visible carbonation. Lacing is minimal.

Aroma: This beer has a nice mix of aromas, with toffee, caramel, some burnt sugar and a little grassy earth thrown in. Complex for the style.

Taste: This is a very appealing amber ale. The taste follows the nose, with lots of toffee and caramel. Nice slightly sweet finish. It's far from super-sweet, but there are some very nice sweet accents in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: It's pretty standard in terms of heft for the style. Maybe leans a little more towards lighter than heavier, but not in a problematic way.

Overall: I'm a big fan of this. It's a really excellent red ale - it's quaffable and refreshing, but has complexity and character and pairs well with most meals. I had it with some mac & cheese and hot dogs while watching baseball. USA, baby.

illpass78, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Tamorin, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ChipChaight, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

wrightst, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Lamdawg420, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Roguer, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

cosgrovekatie, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Mississippi, Apr 07, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. I do like the label. Sampled on March 22, 2014.

It pours medium caramel amber with a smallish off-white head that does tend to linger. It really looks like it should.

The aroma is fairly typical for the style with a whole lot of caramel malts and sweetness and little to no hops.

Mainly body mainly.

The flavor emits a humongous caramel or toffee malt character which is very typical for the style but something I was not necessarily in the mood for at the time. But as far as the style goes this is right on. Beyond that it is nothing that blows me away.

puboflyons, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

firesrage, Jan 15, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%

Red-amber beer with a thin head. Some noticeable carbonation.

Rustic malts with an earthy toast. Light pithy hops offer nuances of citrus, specifically, grapefruit. A little toned-down, but decent.

Good hop bitterness with some citrusy and herbal flavors. Pithy, but darker malts contribute a faint roast character and hints of muddled pomme fruit. It does taste a bit restrained.

Mellow mouthfeel with a light-medium body and a carbonation level that's a little on the coarse side. Very drinkable.

I'd like to get a few more of these, because I think my bottle could've been fresher. Shows a lot of promise.

thecheapies, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

drbenderdo, Jan 02, 2014
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Old Yankee Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.