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Old Ale

Description:
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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 362) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Brewing Company9.804.013337-
Old Stock AleNorth Coast Brewing Co.11.904.12243794
Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.704.03218490
AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.004.27205699
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.571410-
Old JubilationAvery Brewing Company8.303.85131290
Old Man (Winter Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company7.003.69116984
Fuller's Vintage AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.1996597
Theakston Old PeculierT & R Theakston Ltd.5.603.9689493
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.28848-
Cherry Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room13.504.32636-
Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Brewing Co.6.403.6863485
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.11624-
Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room12.004.57552-
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company10.103.954678
Warmer Winter Winter WarmerCigar City Brewing11.003.86472-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.12467-
Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Brewing Company7.003.69456-
Autumn AleBreckenridge Brewery6.703.5739283
Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) AleGreene King / Morland Brewery6.004.0239277
Gale's Prize Old AleGeorge Gale & Company Ltd9.003.4836695
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.15.204.51357-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.26351-
Prairie The Beer That Saved ChristmasPrairie Artisan Ales10.003.7286-
Winter WarmerLancaster Brewing Company8.903.73280-
Triple ExultationEel River Brewing Co.9.703.76273-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.21265-
Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.61246-
SucreThe Bruery16.904.33242-
Bois - Brandy BarrelThe Bruery15.004.35184-
Bois - Rye Whiskey BarrelThe Bruery15.004.39176-
Old Crafty HenGreene King / Morland Brewery6.503.6817588
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.28164-
NissefarHaandBryggeriet7.003.9150-
Barrel Aged Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company12.404.04145-
PraecociaThe Bruery10.503.36138-
Bois - American Oak BarrelThe Bruery15.004.04123-
Bois FuméThe Bruery16.204.1122-
Bishop's Barrel 2Saint Arnold Brewing Company7.804.05117-
Otsuchi Old Stock Ale 2012North Coast Brewing Co.11.703.91116-
Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old AleStraight To Ale11.504.24111-
Ipswich Winter AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.203.5910482
Old WoodyFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.004.0510390
Sweetwater Dank Tank The GimpSweetWater Brewing Company10.303.6798-
Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate)Frederic Robinson Limited6.003.5294-
Jasperilla Old AleIndependence Brewing Co.9.303.4791-
Heavy Seas - Plank IHeavy Seas Beer8.003.7790-
Robinson's Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers8.503.7387-
23rd Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Old AleKarl Strauss Brewing Company12.304.0786-
Billy The MountainUpright Brewing Company9.103.5886-
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