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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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 370) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
PelegHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.2125-
Imperial Brown AleBayhawk Ales7.202.6525-
Charley WineMammoth Brewing Company10.003.7524-
AdambierDestihl Restaurant & Brew Works9.003.9424-
Sucre - Tequila Barrel AgedThe Bruery15.004.0224-
Barrel Aged Old Bat RastardFreetail Brewing Company9.103.8124-
IlludiumStraight To Ale11.504.3624-
Old AleHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.4.803.7424-
AntiquityRelic Brewing Co7.203.8624-
Robinson's Chocolate Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers6.003.5923-
JubileeEagle Rock Brewery7.803.7723-
Outback XBend Brewing Company9.503.9722-
Bishop's Barrel 2 BrettanomycesSaint Arnold Brewing Company7.804.1922-
Smugglers Vintage AleSt. Austell Brewery6.003.8620-
Natural Selection: Genus 1 (Evolution Collab)Flying Dog Brewery7.603.6820-
Bell's Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.003.7920-
Big Bad Dog Old English AleBlue Cat Brew Pub6.503.6418-
Barrel Series No. 12 - Rum Barrel QuandaryRiver North Brewery ? 4.0118-
Dry Dock Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co.7.003.8117-
Stray Cat Street Fighting For The DevilShort's Brewing Company8.003.9617-
Oliver's Hot Monkey LovePratt Street Ale House11.003.8817-
Sucre - Portuguese Brandy Barrel AgedThe Bruery15.104.0817-
Old Nebby Stock AleEast End Brewing Company6.903.6516-
Local Harvest Five Mile Stock AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.403.9216-
Miracle Off 28th StreetSchmohz Brewing Company9.203.3216-
AboriginaleBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant7.103.9615-
Thomas Sykes Old AleBurton Bridge Brewery10.003.5215-
Old DanDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC7.403.6215-
KaplanBitter Old Fecker Rustic Ales9.004.1515-
Fontaine Du DiableLes Frères Houblon Microbrasserie7.703.3814-
Portsmouth Old Stubfoot AlePortsmouth Brewery7.803.8714-
Oak Old FlameDuClaw Brewing Company ? 3.7314-
Haandbryggeriet / Närke UnionölHaandBryggeriet8.502.8314-
Barley's Auld Curiosity AleBarley's Brewing Company ? 3.814-
Cape Cod Old Man WinterCape Cod Beer7.003.9613-
HMS Bounty Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co.6.503.8613-
Old AleZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread6.303.6213-
Old Wagon AlePeekskill Brewery8.203.6113-
Troy & Sons Old FashionedWicked Weed Brewing9.30413-
English-Style Old AleBristol Brewing Company ? 3.5412-
Barrel Aged LTDGreenbush Brewing Company10.303.9212-
Bligh's Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co. ? 3.8612-
English Owd AleMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd5.903.7112-
Old TimerWadworth and Company Ltd.5.803.712-
Outback Old AleBend Brewing Company6.203.2712-
Coalition Old AleThornbridge Brewery7.004.0412-
Gilgamesh Old AleBeau's All Natural Brewing Company8.903.5412-
Major Hops Olde AleAppalachian Brewing Company7.003.6511-
Heini's Good CheerRoundabout Brewery10.403.7311-
Huon Dark AleThe Two Metre Tall Company Pty Ltd5.503.2810-
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