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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
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Brewing Company9.804.013,547-
Old Stock AleNorth Coast Brewing Co.11.904.122,53394
Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.704.032,21390
AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.004.272,12399
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.561,483-
Old JubilationAvery Brewing Company8.303.851,32990
Old Man (Winter Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company7.003.691,19484
Fuller's Vintage AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.1998897
Theakston Old PeculierT & R Theakston Ltd.5.603.9690993
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.28870-
Cherry Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room13.504.33685-
Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Brewing Co.6.403.6865285
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.11651-
Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room12.004.54613-
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company10.103.955378
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.13486-
Warmer Winter Winter WarmerCigar City Brewing11.003.86477-
Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Brewing Company7.003.68465-
Autumn AleBreckenridge Brewery6.703.5743783
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.15.204.5417-
Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) AleGreene King / Morland Brewery6.004.0240677
Gale's Prize Old AleGeorge Gale & Company Ltd9.003.4836995
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.26368-
SucreThe Bruery16.904.33353-
Prairie The Beer That Saved ChristmasPrairie Artisan Ales10.003.69298-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.21291-
Triple ExultationEel River Brewing Co.9.703.77284-
Winter WarmerLancaster Brewing Company8.903.73284-
Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.61253-
Bois - Brandy BarrelThe Bruery15.004.33198-
Bois - Rye Whiskey BarrelThe Bruery15.004.38188-
Old Crafty HenGreene King / Morland Brewery6.503.6918388
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.28165-
Barrel Aged Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company12.404.04153-
Bois FuméThe Bruery16.204.08147-
PraecociaThe Bruery10.503.35143-
Bois - American Oak BarrelThe Bruery15.004.03137-
Bishop's Barrel 2Saint Arnold Brewing Company7.804.06125-
Unobtanium Barrel-Aged Old AleStraight To Ale11.504.22125-
Otsuchi Old Stock Ale 2012North Coast Brewing Co.11.703.93122-
Ipswich Winter AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.203.5910682
Old WoodyFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.004.0510490
Olde AleAleSmith Brewing Company11.003.96104-
Sweetwater Dank Tank The GimpSweetWater Brewing Company10.303.64102-
Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate)Frederic Robinson Limited6.003.52100-
Robinson's Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers8.503.7494-
Jasperilla Old AleIndependence Brewing Co.9.303.4792-
Heavy Seas - Plank IHeavy Seas Beer8.003.7791-
Billy The MountainUpright Brewing Company9.103.5689-
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