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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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Founders Curmudgeon (Old Ale)Founders Brewing Company9.804.012861-
Old Stock AleNorth Coast Brewing Co.11.904.12231194
Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company8.704.04212090
AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.004.27193799
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth DementiaKuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.571285-
Old JubilationAvery Brewing Company8.303.85127490
Old Man (Winter Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company7.003.69113584
BoisThe Bruery15.004.34939-
Fuller's Vintage AleFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.1992897
Theakston Old PeculierT & R Theakston Ltd.5.603.9686093
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)Kuhnhenn Brewing Company13.504.28808-
Alaskan Winter AleAlaskan Brewing Co.6.403.6861985
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.11603-
Cherry Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.004.31586-
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company10.103.953178
Warmer Winter Winter WarmerCigar City Brewing11.003.86458-
Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room12.004.6455-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.12448-
Saint Arnold Christmas AleSaint Arnold Brewing Company7.003.69442-
Autumn AleBreckenridge Brewery6.703.5738683
Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) AleGreene King / Morland Brewery6.004.0237977
Gale's Prize Old AleGeorge Gale & Company Ltd9.003.4835695
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.27334-
Winter WarmerLancaster Brewing Company8.903.73278-
Triple ExultationEel River Brewing Co.9.703.75263-
Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Aged In Brandy Barrels)North Coast Brewing Co.15.204.52250-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.2243-
Prairie The Beer That Saved ChristmasPrairie Artisan Ales10.003.7241-
Arcadia Big Dick's Olde AleArcadia Brewing Company8.003.61231-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.28163-
Old Crafty HenGreene King / Morland Brewery6.503.7115888
NissefarHaandBryggeriet7.003.9147-
Bois - Brandy BarrelThe Bruery15.004.35147-
Barrel Aged Hibernation AleGreat Divide Brewing Company12.404.06136-
Bois - Rye Whiskey BarrelThe Bruery15.004.41132-
Bishop's Barrel 2Saint Arnold Brewing Company7.804.03111-
PraecociaThe Bruery10.503.38108-
Otsuchi Old Stock Ale 2012North Coast Brewing Co.11.703.9105-
Old WoodyFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.004.0510390
Ipswich Winter AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.203.5910282
Bois - American Oak BarrelThe Bruery15.004.0594-
Sweetwater Dank Tank The GimpSweetWater Brewing Company10.303.6792-
Jasperilla Old AleIndependence Brewing Co.9.303.4790-
Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate)Frederic Robinson Limited6.003.5287-
Heavy Seas - Plank IHeavy Seas Beer8.003.7686-
23rd Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Old AleKarl Strauss Brewing Company12.304.0885-
Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old AleStraight To Ale11.504.2384-
Billy The MountainUpright Brewing Company9.103.5978-
Robinson's Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers8.503.6774-
Gentlemen's Club - New Oak AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company9.503.867-
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