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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

225 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 16
Gots: 4 | 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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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-23-2013 00:01:24 | More by Newbiebeer
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gwiedman1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-16-2013 19:57:14 | More by gwiedman1
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-16-2013 02:04:34 | More by WDJersey
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TD2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-11-2013 12:22:17 | More by TD2
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JonIrabagon

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-31-2013 23:54:17 | More by JonIrabagon
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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-28-2013 02:17:16 | More by NeoZaZ
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-18-2013 03:00:57 | More by sanitarium16
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mholland

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.9%

01-10-2013 03:14:34 | More by mholland
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zuperman


4.91/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great beer and perfectly balanced. Not a high ABV so you can really drink this all night long. Absolutely one of my new favs

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 16:10:30 | More by zuperman
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SmokeyJoesCafe

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-09-2013 09:13:34 | More by SmokeyJoesCafe
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FutureOBrew

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-26-2012 18:57:48 | More by FutureOBrew
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy deep orange-ish color with a tan head. In the aroma, fresh grains and notes of gingerbread. In the taste, fresh grains, a small pine hop, and a gingerbread malt. A small hop like bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer fresh grain and note of gingerbread in the aftertaste. Quite English and homebrew like, not bad, but a bit boring.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 15:41:52 | More by OWSLEY069
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-01-2012 22:35:02 | More by snowmaggedon
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RobGuiry


1/5  rDev -73.8%

10-26-2012 22:59:20 | More by RobGuiry
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a copper color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Below average lacing.

S: A decent enough aroma of hops, malt, and some caramel.

T: Tasted of hops (an average amount), a bit of malt, a bready quality, some caramel, and a hint of citrus. Tastes more like an English Pale Ale than an American one. Not a bad flavor, but not terrible either.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, clean finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is a solid beer, but didn't wow me in a significant way. Still, a drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 01:29:45 | More by avalon07
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JCHeff1979

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

10-07-2012 16:17:26 | More by JCHeff1979
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noel2977

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-06-2012 01:06:34 | More by noel2977
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

09-15-2012 16:13:30 | More by shigg85
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anichols70

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-01-2012 18:58:08 | More by anichols70
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-10-2012 23:02:13 | More by bostonryan
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a murky copper color. Head is very mellow and slight. Head leaves very light lacing strings. Pretty color. Good looker.

S-Malt forward. I get a pleasant cotton candy aroma. Caramel dipped apples. Light floral hops.

T-Very malty. More English than American in my opinion. Sweet caramel and sugary breads. Could definitely use more hops, but thats just me. Lightly grassy. Apples too.

M-Full for the ABV. Creamy and the carbonation is soft. Almost feels like it was poured from a cask which is cool.

O/D-I prefer my APAs to be pretty much like IPAs but I can still appreciate a good ol' malty Pale. However, I wish that there was more complexity via the malt. It is a solid beer, but not one I would try again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 22:21:53 | More by VelvetExtract
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've had this a few times before, threw this one in a mix-a-six for a review. Very low key brewery for being somewhat local, I believe this is their staple beer.

Pours a hazy darkish orange, decent off-white head, eventually drops to a slight cap and ring, some lace left.

Nose is mostly malt forward, a pleasant combo of bready/caramel/nutty malts. Some light herbal+citrus hop there too.

Tastes like the smell and how I remember it, on the maltier side, closer to an English pale ale. Herbal hops, some grassiness and light fruit backed up by big buttery, biscuit, toffee malts. The hops do come out more with warmth, even with the malts ruling there is a decent amount of hop flavor here.

Smooth, balance is decent, not much complaints on the mouthfeel.

Good, but don't expect an American hop bomb pale ale - it has a little hop kick but this definitely leans closer to English style in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 20:05:06 | More by Chico1985
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gbrill

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-09-2012 15:34:21 | More by gbrill
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ColdBrew87

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +30.9%

06-01-2012 21:21:03 | More by ColdBrew87
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-11-2012 03:32:47 | More by iL0VEbeer
Old Yankee Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.