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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 rAvg Revs > Bros
Old Stock AleNorth Coast Brewing Co.11.804.091,42993
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Brewing Company9.803.971,187-
Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.704.031,10690
AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.004.2299698
Old JubilationAvery Brewing Company8.303.87775-
Fuller's Vintage AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.1664196
Theakston Old PeculierT & R Theakston Ltd.5.603.9356693
Old Man (Winter Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company7.003.7653984
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.25445-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.48379-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.12358-
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog AleSmuttynose Brewing Company11.103.935278
Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Brewing Co.6.403.6634385
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Bourbon Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.13.164.33322-
Gale's Prize Old AleGeorge Gale & Company Ltd9.003.531295
Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) AleGreene King / Morland Brewery6.00429876
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.12277-
Cherry Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room13.504.24262-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.25229-
Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Brewing Company7.003.72216-
Warmer Winter Winter WarmerCigar City Brewing11.003.96201-
Autumn AleBreckenridge Brewery6.703.5720184
Triple ExultationEel River Brewing Co.9.703.78181-
Winter WarmerLancaster Brewing Company8.903.8160-
Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.58153-
Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room12.004.5145-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.21132-
Harveys Elizabethan AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.912099
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.26111-
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.15.204.53111-
Old WoodyFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.004.069790
Old Crafty HenGreene King / Morland Brewery6.503.87688
Ipswich Winter AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.203.576982
Barrel Aged Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company12.403.9567-
Prairie The Beer That Saved ChristmasPrairie Artisan Ales10.003.7764-
Jasperilla Old AleIndependence Brewing Co.9.303.4561-
Olde Expensive AleBurton Bridge Brewery6.502.875253
Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate)Frederic Robinson Limited6.003.6151-
Arbor Brewing Jackhammer Old AleArbor Brewing Company9.503.594391
Unobtanium Barrel-Aged Old AleStraight To Ale11.504.1739-
Old TempestuousLightning Brewery9.003.8938-
Robinson's Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers8.503.7237-
Snowbound English Old AleThe Tap Brewing Company8.003.7535-
Old AleAleSmith Brewing Company11.003.9735-
Cold Nose Winter AleLaughing Dog Brewing6.903.7535-
Billy The MountainUpright Brewing Company9.103.3835-
Dark & HandsomeBox Steam Brewery5.003.6734-
RosebudRubicon Brewing Company7.703.7834-
McNeill's Old RingwormMcNeill's Brewery7.003.8132-
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