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Old Ale - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Old Ale
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: scarletfire79 on 03-05-2007)
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-21-2013 01:03:15 | More by HoppyKilaMonster
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New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the source.
Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy beige head that fades quickly. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, lightly fruity with a hint of chocolate. Taste is mostly brown sugar and caramel but does have a touch of ethanol and some chocolate. Medium body and carbonation level with a sweet almost cloying mouthfeel. I find old ales hard to do well, sometime they feel like extract based home brewed beers because of the caramelization that is almost a trademark of the style. I found this one only ok and my least favorite beer of the bunch.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 00:22:19 | More by johnnnniee
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-31-2011 00:43:41 | More by jh1982
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-14-2011 04:19:01 | More by Ajlvt
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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask poured into a tulip for Real Ale Regalia.

Pours a very dark mahogany brown with hints of red. It has a small light head that fades quickly. Nose is a bit spicy and malty, there's a tinge of alcohol but it's not strong.

Taste is quite complex, lots of dark fruits and chewy malt, there's a nice creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. It's a very nice sipping beer and was a great way to end the night.

Serving type: cask

06-10-2011 13:45:38 | More by kingcrowing
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3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

"Well-aged Old Ale brewed in the tradition of Old Tom's Strong Ale of England. All British Ingredients. 6.3%"

Like the Gruit I tried, this was thin bodied. Better hopped than many Old Ales (which I prefer) both to the nose and palate, although the latter seems to be more balanced. Pours quite cloudy. Overall, tasty but unremarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2010 14:42:46 | More by smcolw
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Once again I ended up at AmFlat to drink myself silly and drink the panties off a lovely kitten. Off their tap this winter '08 version of their rotating Old Ale was a murky, copper color with visible sediment. The head was two-fingers thick, tan and displayed both good retention and good lacing. The aroma was lightly sweet and tart with generous malt and some citrusy hops notes. The flavors were surprisingly dry, starting with a spicy note like white pepper it then went to doughy malt, a touch of caramel malt and then into dry grains and hoppy bitterness for the finish. It was almost as though the malt and hops were working against rather than with each other because the flavors seemed so neutralized. The mouthfeel was chewy and the body medium/full, the carbonation light. Sadly, forgettable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2009 14:55:41 | More by thekevlarkid
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3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the pub on 02.28.08; Served in a tulip.

Pours a thin copper-brown in color beneath a pillowy white head that leaves condensed lacing down the glass. Artificially sweetened, light fruity esters with medicinal aromatics. Semi-sweet toasted malt with the aforementioned light plum and apple fruity esters. Quite phenolic and medicinal with a hefty dose of perfume-filled floral hops. Medium in bodied; slightly astringent with the swarming mustiness, but smooth otherwise. A 'light' old ale in terms of flavor. Nothing memorable, but not unpleasant either.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2008 13:22:44 | More by NEhophead
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy brown color with a one-finger head. Aroma is strong, malty and kind of fruity. Taste is also strong and malty but with some subtle bitterness. Chewy with a light dryness at the back of the throat. Not aggressive at all. Warm and drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2007 00:38:09 | More by Brad007
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New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a nice copper brown. this was my first beer of the evening there and definitly was not a disappointment. the aroma is kind of bread like but with a slight sweetness. the taste is kind of a sweet malt with slight alcohol warming in the aftertaste. really a nice beer to drink. as the snowflakes were falling outside, this was a perfect companion. would definitly order again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2007 03:24:19 | More by scarletfire79
Old Ale from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
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