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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 357) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Old AleAleSmith Brewing Company11.003.9580-
Gentlemen's Club - New Oak AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company9.503.7874-
Gentlemen’s Club - Bourbon Barrel AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.503.5971-
Arbor Brewing Jackhammer Old AleArbor Brewing Company9.303.597091
VinaceousHangar 24 Brewery8.703.5668-
Old PotentateSouthern Star Brewing Company7.203.6465-
6th Generation Stock AleSusquehanna Brewing Company5.503.2663-
Ola Dubh 1991Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.10.504.2562-
Gentlemen's Club - Rye Whiskey AgedWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.503.6159-
Modus OperandiThe Wild Beer Co.7.003.8159-
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing11.004.2959-
Lights Out Holiday AleBlue Mountain Brewery7.003.6459-
Old Tempest AleLightning Brewery9.003.856-
Olde Expensive AleBurton Bridge Brewery6.502.955652
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Session #48 - Beer Trip 2013 Polskie MastneHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall5.803.6255-
RosebudRubicon Brewing Company7.703.7554-
Natural Selection - Genus 3Flying Dog Brewery7.603.9451-
Rosie's Old AleBarley John's Brew Pub18.004.4748-
Bourbon Barrel AphasiaShort's Brewing Company8.004.2547-
Dark & HandsomeBox Steam Brewery5.003.6845-
Snowbound English Old AleThe Tap Brewing Company8.003.8244-
FestivaleTerminal Gravity Brewing Company8.403.8143-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.10.504.2742-
Papa Noel's Olde AleAlameda Brewhouse7.203.840-
Cold Nose Winter AleLaughing Dog Brewing6.903.7639-
McNeill's Old RingwormMcNeill's Brewery7.003.7938-
Mill Street Distillery AleMill Street Brew Pub5.003.5837-
Sour Three Guy Off The Scale Old Ale Barleywine Style AleDark Horse Brewing Company ? 3.1337-
UrsusGreenbush Brewing Company8.903.6936-
Pumpkin Old AleDogfish Head Brewery8.003.7536-
Sucre - Tawny Port Barrel AgedThe Bruery15.104.0336-
Sucre - Madeira Barrel AgedThe Bruery14.704.136-
Sucre - Rum Barrel AgedThe Bruery17.503.8235-
Fruitcake...The BeerFullsteam Brewery9.503.7534-
Amsterdam Vicar's Vice Old AleAmsterdam Brewing Company8.103.6734-
Sucre -Rye Whiskey Barrel AgedThe Bruery16.304.3432-
Brains The Rev. JamesSA Brain & Co.4.503.4132-
Old Scrooge AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.003.9832-
YankeeWeyerbacher Brewing Co.8.403.6331-
Anti-FreezeGreenport Harbor Brewing Company6.903.7129-
Schlafly English-Style Old AleThe Schlafly Tap Room8.003.7828-
Kentucky MountainOne Trick Pony9.004.3127-
Old AleIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant7.203.9127-
Bad Knees Blanton Barrel Aged Old AleCambridge Brewing Company10.504.282790
Screeching Loud Thrashing Death Metal Offensive SongTired Hands Brewing Company10.504.127-
Natural Selection Genus #2Evolution Craft Brewing Company7.603.6526-
Sucre - New American Oak Barrel AgedThe Bruery14.504.1226-
Hellshire IVOakshire Brewing10.303.926-
Imperial Brown AleBayhawk Ales7.202.6525-
Bois - New French Oak BarrelThe Bruery15.004.2325-
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