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Old Yankee Ale - Cottrell Brewing Co.

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Old Yankee AleOld Yankee Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 141
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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Photo of thecheapies
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of drbenderdo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

drbenderdo, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of TEKNISHE
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

TEKNISHE, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of KolbMarley
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

KolbMarley, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of ali1987
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ali1987, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

rorjets, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Lovely85, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

kylehay2004, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of ScotNH
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

ScotNH, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

salthemonster, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -28%

woodchipper, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of TheHurtMerchant
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

TheHurtMerchant, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

micromaniac129, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A nice pour delivers a blood orange to red body, and fairly opaque. Head is off white and makes even bubbles with large clumps and some soapy like retention, capping off at about 3 fingers tall.

Nose is a bit biscuity, with some caramel sweetness. Lots of dough and cookie like sensations. Not particularly hoppy either.

Palate comes with a mild grapefruit aroma, and an interesting finish. Front forward palate hot with a nice grapefruit bitterness. A bit of a wet body but some good caramel malt sweetness seems to easily get through. Weird finish though as the beer almost feels stuck in my throat. Nice mix of juiced grapefruit on this which really gets quite stuck in the mouth a bit. Slightly dry and grainy finish after some time passes.

A very interesting but odd tasting brew, certainly worth trying.

smakawhat, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of tybsq
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tybsq, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of jwps214
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jwps214, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Cooker_stp
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Cooker_stp, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of AGust82
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

AGust82, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of doomonastick
4/5  rDev +4.7%

doomonastick, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Tatuchris
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Tatuchris, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jaxon53, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

JTomczak, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Burkbom23
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Burkbom23, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev +4.7%

abcramer, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of patford100
4/5  rDev +4.7%

patford100, May 30, 2013
Old Yankee Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.