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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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 361) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Sucre - New American Oak Barrel AgedThe Bruery14.504.0582-
Arbor Brewing Jackhammer Old AleArbor Brewing Company9.503.628291
Sucre - Tequila Barrel AgedThe Bruery15.00479-
6th Generation Stock AleSusquehanna Brewing Company5.503.2578-
VinaceousHangar 24 Brewery8.703.5878-
Lights Out Holiday AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.003.6273-
Bourbon Barrel AphasiaShort's Brewing Company8.004.2670-
Old PotentateSouthern Star Brewing Company7.203.6568-
Rosie's Old AleBarley John's Brew Pub18.004.5362-
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing11.004.2862-
Old Tempest AleLightning Brewery9.003.858-
Olde Expensive AleBurton Bridge Brewery6.502.955852
Dark & HandsomeBox Steam Brewery5.003.6455-
RosebudRubicon Brewing Company7.703.7554-
Snowbound English Old AleThe Tap Brewing Company8.003.8148-
FestivaleTerminal Gravity Brewing Company8.403.8146-
UrsusGreenbush Brewing Company8.903.743-
Mill Street Distillery AleMill Street Brew Pub5.003.5742-
IlludiumStraight To Ale11.504.2642-
McNeill's Old RingwormMcNeill's Brewery7.003.7841-
Papa Noel's Olde AleAlameda Brewhouse7.203.840-
Cold Nose Winter AleLaughing Dog Brewing6.903.7740-
Colorado Barrel Collective #1Bull & Bush Brewery10.004.2439-
Volume # 24 Hands Brewing Co.9.404.3337-
Brettish BulldogAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse8.203.7237-
Fruitcake...The BeerFullsteam Brewery9.503.7336-
Brains The Rev. JamesSA Brain & Co.4.503.4236-
Robinson's Chocolate Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers6.003.6136-
Hellshire IVOakshire Brewing10.303.8535-
Old Scrooge AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.00435-
Kentucky MountainOne Trick Pony9.004.2334-
Sucre - Portuguese Brandy Barrel AgedThe Bruery15.104.0334-
Quince Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.14.604.2132-
GrandisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)10.503.753295
AdambierDestihl Restaurant & Brew Works9.003.8631-
Anti-FreezeGreenport Harbor Brewing Company6.903.6831-
Imperial Brown AleBayhawk Ales7.202.7530-
Schlafly English-Style Old AleThe Schlafly Tap Room8.003.7529-
Screeching Loud Thrashing Death Metal Offensive SongTired Hands Brewing Company10.504.0629-
Old AleIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant7.203.928-
Bad Knees Blanton Barrel Aged Old AleCambridge Brewing Company10.504.282790
JubileeEagle Rock Brewery7.803.7127-
Ceci N'est Pas Une BièrePipeworks Brewing Company8.504.0526-
Sucre - Cognac Barrel AgedThe Bruery16.104.1226-
Old AleHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.4.803.7325-
Charley WineMammoth Brewing Company10.003.7524-
Outback XBend Brewing Company9.503.9824-
Barrel Aged Old Bat RastardFreetail Brewing Company9.103.8124-
AntiquityRelic Brewing Co7.203.8624-
Breakfast Of ChampionsThe Bruery14.003.9222-
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