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 - 201 to 250 (out of 438) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Chockwork OrangeBrentwood Brewing Co. Ltd6.503.491-
Berlina Old AleCerveza Artesanal Berlina7.503.431-
1503 - Tudor AleKingstone Brewery4.8041-
KnackeredWild Oak Artisan Ales10.703.51-
SnuggMoustache Brewing Co.10.004.11-
Barrel StockDust Bowl Brewing Company11.404.271-
Old School AleBelow Grade Brewing8.504.151-
Nissefar FatlagretHaandBryggeriet7.003.991-
Private Stock '12Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)7.3051-
JerrytallAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse8.403.51-
Dawn Patrol Dark AleOutlaw Brewing6.403.521-
Gorm The OldHammerHeart Brewing Company7.404.741-
Old Rat - Bourbon Barrel AgedBravery Brewing10.504.171-
WonderfulWood Brewery Ltd4.803.751-
King Lear Old AleShakespeare Tavern and Brewery8.003.551-
ArchangelDurham Brewery Ltd7.504.051-
Gentleman's Club - Brandy Barrel AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.504.461-
Double Cherry Adam From The WoodHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room15.004.221-
AdambierEthereal Brewing10.004.231-
YES!!!Miscreation Brewing Company6.703.631-
Hocus PocusLoddon Brewery, The4.603.931-
Auld HeritageReuben's Brews8.703.41-
Export BeerPotosi Brewing Company8.003.81-
Réserve De DurinBrasserie Artisanale Albion11.004.221-
C. Burton AleMacLeod Ale Brewing Company6.003.991-
Old Man's English Old AleRip Current Brewing9.003.371-
EquuleusEthereal Brewing8.003.761-
English "Old-Style" AleVino's Brewpub5.503.751-
Ramblers RuinBreconshire Brewery5.003.881-
Local Fields VinaceousHangar 24 Brewery8.704.61-
Old Yenne CottGreenport Harbor Brewing Company ? 41-
Olde Fuddlepants Winter WarmerLake Bluff Brewing Company6.873.181-
Time ByderCrooked Run Brewing6.002.691-
Imperial Old AleBull & Barrel Brew Pub ? 3.751-
Single Malt Scotch AdamHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room12.0041-
Oliver's Winter Wolves NitroPratt Street Ale House7.4041-
Red CinnamonTwo22 Brew7.604.041-
Cutback Old AleBend Brewing Company ? 2.611-
Old AleCornerstone Brewing Company6.9041-
31 W. Winter Street AleStaas Brewing Company10.004.251-
Alt Lang SyneTriton Brewing Company7.204.941-
Yoga BeardWhole Foods - Post Oak8.603.651-
VIIThe North Brewery10.004.711-
Living The Dream (LTD)Greenbush Brewing Company9.603.961-
Oliver Brewing Hot Monkey Love Aged In Buffalo Trace Bourbon BarrelsPratt Street Ale House10.504.211-
Saxon Old AleSan Diego Brewing Co.8.502.911-
AdamuTamamura Honten10.003.481-
Sanitas Stock AleSanitas Brewing Company8.003.751-
Diamond Knot Old AleDiamond Knot Brewery7.802.711-
Just An Old Navy CustomOakleaf Brewing Co. Ltd.4.503.691-
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