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
Old AleHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.4.803.7325-
Charley WineMammoth Brewing Company10.003.7524-
Smugglers Vintage AleSt. Austell Brewery6.003.8423-
Big Bad Dog Old English AleBlue Cat Brew Pub6.503.6220-
Dry Dock Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co.7.003.8520-
Oliver's Hot Monkey LovePratt Street Ale House11.003.920-
Embrace The Funk - Indomitus Dolium AleYazoo Brewing Company ? 3.6820-
Miracle Off 28th StreetSchmohz Brewing Company9.203.2820-
HMS Bounty Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co.6.503.7719-
Old TimerWadworth and Company Ltd.5.803.6719-
Chateau Civrac Old AlePenpont Brewery7.503.7818-
Outback Old AleBend Brewing Company6.203.3917-
Local Harvest Five Mile Stock AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.403.9117-
Barley's Auld Curiosity AleBarley's Brewing Company ? 3.8417-
"The Great Impression" Stock AleDust Bowl Brewing Company11.403.816-
Cape Cod Old Man WinterCape Cod Beer7.003.9416-
Old AleZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread6.303.6316-
AboriginaleBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant7.103.9616-
Old KnobbyEast End Brewing Company ? 3.8516-
Four Seasons Of Mother Earth - Winter (2014)Mother Earth Brew Co.11.004.1915-
Fontaine Du DiableLes Frères Houblon Microbrasserie7.703.3915-
Thomas Sykes Old AleBurton Bridge Brewery10.003.5215-
Old DanDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC7.403.6215-
English-Style Old AleBristol Brewing Company6.003.5714-
Major Hops Olde AleAppalachian Brewing Company7.003.6914-
English Owd AleMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd5.903.7114-
Portsmouth Old Stubfoot AlePortsmouth Brewery7.803.8714-
Adam From The Wood - Single Malt CaskHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.004.0713-
Olde AleTrim Tab Brewing Company9.004.0113-
Old Wagon AlePeekskill Brewery8.203.613-
KokomonsterHalf Moon Restaurant & Brewery8.003.7712-
Devil's TeethModern Times Beer10.004.1712-
Bligh's Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co. ? 3.8612-
Single Malt AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room ? 4.0112-
StalwortOdell Brewing Company10.403.9412-
Huon Dark AleThe Two Metre Tall Company Pty Ltd5.503.2611-
Cape Cod "Christmas In July"Cape Cod Beer7.003.7211-
Old Sour DewberryBlack Star Co-op Pub & Brewery8.604.1911-
Old ButternutsCambridge Brewing Company8.754.1111-
Madness3 Stars Brewing Company12.404.0811-
Adam From The Wood - Rye WhiskeyHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room12.404.2511-
FusionMoor Beer Company8.003.7211-
Buffalo Tooth's Old AleSweetwater Tavern & Brewery7.004.0310-
25th Anniversary Old AleMad River Brewing Company7.603.810-
Love Of The Damned (Ghost 044)Adroit Theory Brewing Company9.603.7310-
Double Cherry Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room15.004.210-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Brett 4th DementiaKuhnhenn Brewing Company ? 3.8510-
Twisted AnkleThe Twisted Hop5.904.099-
JerrytallAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse8.403.729-
Willimantic Poor Richard's Olde AleWillimantic Brewing Co.7.704.129-
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