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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 402) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Ola Dubh 1991Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.10.504.2580-
Gentlemen’s Club - Bourbon Barrel AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.503.5978-
Arbor Brewing Jackhammer Old AleArbor Brewing Company9.303.67891
Sucre - Tawny Port Barrel AgedThe Bruery15.104.0175-
VinaceousHangar 24 Brewery8.703.5875-
Sucre - Rye Whiskey Barrel AgedThe Bruery16.304.2773-
Modus OperandiThe Wild Beer Co.7.003.8271-
6th Generation Stock AleSusquehanna Brewing Company5.503.2269-
Sucre - Madeira Barrel AgedThe Bruery14.704.0569-
Gentlemen's Club - Rye Whiskey AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.503.6267-
Sucre - Rum Barrel AgedThe Bruery17.503.9467-
Pumpkin Old AleDogfish Head Brewery8.003.7766-
Sucre - New American Oak Barrel AgedThe Bruery14.504.0765-
Old PotentateSouthern Star Brewing Company7.203.6465-
Bourbon Barrel AphasiaShort's Brewing Company8.004.2663-
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Session #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie MastneHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.803.6262-
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing11.004.2961-
Lights Out Holiday AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.003.6361-
Old Tempest AleLightning Brewery9.003.858-
Sucre - Tequila Barrel AgedThe Bruery15.004.0157-
Olde Expensive AleBurton Bridge Brewery6.502.955652
Rosie's Old AleBarley John's Brew Pub18.004.5155-
RosebudRubicon Brewing Company7.703.7554-
Dark & HandsomeBox Steam Brewery5.003.6353-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.10.504.2552-
Natural Selection - Genus 3Flying Dog Brewery7.603.9450-
Snowbound English Old AleThe Tap Brewing Company8.003.8245-
FestivaleTerminal Gravity Brewing Company8.403.8143-
McNeill's Old RingwormMcNeill's Brewery7.003.7841-
Papa Noel's Olde AleAlameda Brewhouse7.203.840-
Cold Nose Winter AleLaughing Dog Brewing6.903.7740-
Mill Street Distillery AleMill Street Brew Pub5.003.5939-
UrsusGreenbush Brewing Company8.903.738-
Sour Three Guy Off The Scale Old Ale Barleywine Style AleDark Horse Brewing Company ? 3.1638-
IlludiumStraight To Ale11.504.3336-
Fruitcake...The BeerFullsteam Brewery9.503.7535-
Brains The Rev. JamesSA Brain & Co.4.503.4134-
Hellshire IVOakshire Brewing10.303.8634-
Amsterdam Vicar's Vice Old AleAmsterdam Brewing Company8.103.6734-
Old Scrooge AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.004.0133-
Colorado Barrel Collective #1Bull & Bush Brewery10.004.2532-
Robinson's Chocolate Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers6.003.6432-
YankeeWeyerbacher Brewing Co.8.403.6331-
Natural Selection Genus #2Evolution Craft Brewing Company7.603.6430-
AdambierDestihl Restaurant & Brew Works9.003.8530-
Anti-FreezeGreenport Harbor Brewing Company6.903.6930-
Screeching Loud Thrashing Death Metal Offensive SongTired Hands Brewing Company10.504.0629-
Old AleIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant7.203.928-
Schlafly English-Style Old AleThe Schlafly Tap Room8.003.7828-
Volume # 24 Hands Brewing Co.9.404.3628-
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