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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 Company9.804.023,745-
Old Stock AleNorth Coast Brewing Co.11.904.122,67494
Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.704.032,45490
AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.004.262,18999
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.561,581-
Old JubilationAvery Brewing Company8.303.851,48490
Old Man (Winter Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company7.003.691,34984
Fuller's Vintage AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.191,04197
Theakston Old PeculierT & R Theakston Ltd.5.603.9693794
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.28924-
Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Brewing Co.6.403.6971585
Cherry Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room13.504.33708-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.12689-
Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room12.004.52686-
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company10.103.957978
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.13520-
Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Brewing Company7.003.69518-
Autumn AleBreckenridge Brewery6.703.5751084
Warmer Winter Winter WarmerCigar City Brewing11.003.86507-
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.15.204.49506-
SucreThe Bruery16.904.3502-
Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) AleGreene King / Morland Brewery6.004.0142077
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.25387-
Gale's Prize Old AleGeorge Gale & Company Ltd9.003.4738296
Prairie The Beer That Saved ChristmasPrairie Artisan Ales10.003.69321-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.21319-
Winter WarmerLancaster Brewing Company8.903.73319-
Triple ExultationEel River Brewing Co.9.703.77295-
Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.62262-
Old Crafty HenGreene King / Morland Brewery6.503.720089
Bois FuméThe Bruery16.204.07176-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.28172-
Barrel Aged Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company12.404.02163-
Unobtanium Barrel-Aged Old AleStraight To Ale11.504.17147-
Long Of ToothDe Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)10.003.914585
Harveys Elizabethan AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.98138100
Olde AleAleSmith Brewing Company11.003.95130-
PelegHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.02118-
Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate)Frederic Robinson Limited6.003.54109-
Ipswich Winter AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.203.5810882
Old WoodyFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.004.0510590
Robinson's Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers8.503.76104-
Sucre - Rye Whiskey Barrel AgedThe Bruery16.304.2796-
Jasperilla Old AleIndependence Brewing Co.9.303.4794-
Billy The MountainUpright Brewing Company9.103.5792-
Gentlemen's Club - New Oak AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company9.503.7586-
Sucre - Tawny Port Barrel AgedThe Bruery15.104.0284-
Sucre - Madeira Barrel AgedThe Bruery14.704.0484-
Sucre - Rum Barrel AgedThe Bruery17.503.9282-
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