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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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 414) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Brewing Company9.804.024,052-
Old Stock AleNorth Coast Brewing Co.11.804.122,86593
Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.704.022,62090
AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.004.262,27098
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.561,672-
Old JubilationAvery Brewing Company8.303.851,55990
Old Man (Winter Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company7.003.681,42884
Fuller's Vintage AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.191,11496
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.29967-
Theakston Old PeculierT & R Theakston Ltd.5.603.9696093
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Bourbon Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.13.164.43786-
Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Brewing Co.6.403.6975985
Cherry Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room13.504.33757-
Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room12.004.5747-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.11744-
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Brewing Company11.103.970078
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.15.204.49612-
Warmer Winter Winter WarmerCigar City Brewing11.003.87563-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.13552-
Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Brewing Company7.003.7545-
Autumn AleBreckenridge Brewery6.703.5751984
Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) AleGreene King / Morland Brewery6.00444276
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.25401-
Gale's Prize Old AleGeorge Gale & Company Ltd9.003.4838695
Prairie The Beer That Saved ChristmasPrairie Artisan Ales10.003.7361-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.21356-
Winter WarmerLancaster Brewing Company8.903.73346-
Triple ExultationEel River Brewing Co.9.703.77308-
Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.62272-
Old Crafty HenGreene King / Morland Brewery6.503.7122088
Barrel Aged Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company12.404.01211-
Long Of ToothDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)10.003.917885
Unobtanium Barrel-Aged Old AleStraight To Ale11.504.15178-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.28172-
Old AleAleSmith Brewing Company11.003.98149-
Harveys Elizabethan AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.9614699
PelegHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.02143-
Robinson's Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers8.503.78113-
Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate)Frederic Robinson Limited6.003.54113-
Ipswich Winter AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.203.5810882
Old WoodyFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.004.0410690
Short's AphasiaShort's Brewing Company9.004.0396-
Billy The MountainUpright Brewing Company9.103.5895-
VinaceousHangar 24 Brewery8.703.5994-
Arbor Brewing Jackhammer Old AleArbor Brewing Company9.503.679491
Jasperilla Old AleIndependence Brewing Co.9.303.4894-
Gentlemen's Club - New Oak AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company9.503.7491-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.10.504.1690-
Lights Out Holiday AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.003.683-
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