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Old Ale

Old Ales, also referred to in the past as "Stock" Ales, are low attenuated beers with high levels of dextrins, creating a full malt body with plenty of character. Old Ales of a hundred plus years ago were often transfered into vats to mature, hence the name.

Rich dark amber in color to a very dark brown; near black. Tamed aromatics. Although bittering levels can greatly vary, expect common fruity, vinous, intense malts and sharp alcohol characteristics. The often racy but mellow attitude of the beer may also include acidic notes, raisins and black currants. Vintage varieties may have a low level of oxidation. Stronger versions may have similarities to a port wine. Brewers may also inoculate a portion of the batch with Brettanomyces lambicus and age for an extended period of time to achieve an old-school acidic character.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-12.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Brewing Company9.803.984,246-
Old Stock AleNorth Coast Brewing Co.11.804.12,96993
Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.704.032,64190
AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.004.232,31998
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.51,742-
Old JubilationAvery Brewing Company8.303.861,569-
Old Man (Winter Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company7.003.731,44184
Fuller's Vintage AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.171,15396
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.26998-
Theakston Old PeculierT & R Theakston Ltd.5.603.9497193
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Bourbon Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.13.164.36893-
Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room12.004.49824-
Cherry Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room13.504.26782-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.13767-
Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Brewing Co.6.403.6676785
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Brewing Company11.103.976282
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.15.204.52683-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.13570-
Warmer Winter Winter WarmerCigar City Brewing11.003.93565-
Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Brewing Company7.003.71549-
Autumn AleBreckenridge Brewery6.003.5854084
Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) AleGreene King / Morland Brewery6.00444876
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.25410-
Gale's Prize Old AleGeorge Gale & Company Ltd9.003.4839795
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.21376-
Prairie The Beer That Saved ChristmasPrairie Artisan Ales10.003.75363-
Winter WarmerLancaster Brewing Company8.903.78346-
Triple ExultationEel River Brewing Co.9.703.78312-
Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.59275-
CuivreThe Bruery16.204.37244-
Old Crafty HenGreene King / Morland Brewery6.503.7923988
Barrel Aged Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company12.403.95234-
Unobtanium Barrel-Aged Old AleStraight To Ale11.504.12194-
Old AleAleSmith Brewing Company11.003.98172-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.27172-
Harveys Elizabethan AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.9514799
Robinson's Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers8.503.76122-
Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate)Frederic Robinson Limited6.003.58115-
Ipswich Winter AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.203.5810882
Old WoodyFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.004.0210690
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.10.504106-
Arbor Brewing Jackhammer Old AleArbor Brewing Company9.503.6510291
Short's AphasiaShort's Brewing Company9.004.06102-
Melange 10The Bruery15.004.33100-
Billy The MountainUpright Brewing Company9.103.42100-
VinaceousHangar 24 Brewery8.703.5696-
Jasperilla Old AleIndependence Brewing Co.9.303.4294-
Gentlemen's Club - New Oak AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company9.503.6793-
6th Generation Stock AleSusquehanna Brewing Company5.503.4283-
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