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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

242 Ratings

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Trashcat, Thursday at 09:28 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%

NeoClassicist, Nov 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Tim725, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

12 oz. from bottle poured into clear plastic cup at an Eric Church concert at Mohegan Sun

A-Dark reddish Amber color with an off white head, just like the taste I had no idea what to expect. I didn't even know what kind of beer it was

S- smell was a bit muted due to the atmosphere of the concert, the various smells and aromas of arena food, smoke, and the plastic cup... However, I could pick up some hops and the fact that this was going to be a malty brew... Perhaps a brown ale?

T- Nope, the taste right away revealed that it was more of an amber or red ale than a brown. The taste was quite "different" but it was good. It was malty of front and finished with a "musty" hoppy ness. It had this earthy dirty flavor with a slight fruity taste that really seemed to make the beer pop. It was very memerable.

M- carbonation was nice and prickly but not over the top. The beer was rich and had a nice crisp, almost creamy finish.

O- overall a nice offering from New England. A beer I never heard of but was surprised to see that the bros gave it such high regards after sampling (100%). This has everything a great Amber ale should have and more and it gets style points. Good look (cool bottle) decent smell (although it was held back due to the setting of the event) excellent taste. I would recommend this brew and next time I'm in New England I would love to try it on draught.

mitch3114, Oct 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Shawnspl, Oct 11, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

mcdsports, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

hozersr, Oct 04, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

A Perfectly clear amber, medium carbonated with medium-sized, well-retained head (3/3)
S Nutty malt character with light tree fruit notes (8/12)
T Dark malty flavor that reminds me of lightly burnt toffee and whole wheat bread (15/20)
M Pretty bubbly with slightly dry finish (5/5)
O A fairly drinkable brown ale. Fairly true to style, and no discernible imperfections. (7/10)


TimZebGir, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

wander4, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

wolvercote, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

aabuhanna, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

amanforallsaisons, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

RozzieBoy, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bigred89, Aug 04, 2014
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4.89/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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 -15.1%

tylergoov, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 +4.4%

Tamorin, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

wrightst, Jun 23, 2014
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Old Yankee Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.