Old Stitch | AleWerks Brewing Company

Old StitchOld Stitch
BA SCORE
76.4%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 106 ratings
Old StitchOld Stitch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg.

Added by bs870621345 on 01-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,395
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
106
Liked:
81
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
12.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Tone
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of hop, slight yeast, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an English Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of hop, slight yeast, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, feel, body, and blend.

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Photo of 69l-89camaro
4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Don't drink much, but I love old stitch, can't get it in pa.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Brown with a thin beige head.

Smell: Light malts and nutty notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of sweeter malts and nutty tones.

Overall: Not a big fan of browns, but this one was pretty good.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- chestnut brown color with tints of red running through it. Poor head and no lacing

S- nuts and brown sugar with sweet malts.

F- nutty and sweet malts. some roasted coffee notes as well.

M- chewy and medium bodied with the nuttiness dominating the mouth.

O- not a bad brown ale. They are always hard for me to drink but i like this one.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sam2423
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGB
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerme626
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Alewerks Taproom.

Muddy light brown body with a thin, off-white collar. Sweet malt, fruity aroma. Light bodied, bready, slightly sweet. A nice note of caramel candies. Easy drinking. Solid.

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Photo of Mantooth
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of avisong
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eluvah
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xJMFCx
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had at King's Arms Tavern, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, poured on draft into Williamsburg salt-glazed stoneware stein. If truly historical, other breweries should take note: not too sweet, and one of my favorite browns ever.

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Photo of DanU
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark chestnut brown color with red where light hits the brew, it had a 1 finger beige head that faded quickly and left decent spotty lacing.

Smells of roasted nuts up front, followed by toasted grains, roasted peanut shells, caramel, brown sugar, tree bark, light smoke and some mild dark fruit. The roasted nutty aroma is so dominant it was almost like a bag of peanuts, so it's really nice if its a nut brown ale and decent if it's a brown ale.

Tastes like it smells with roasted nuts up front, followed by toasted grains, roasted peanut shells, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, tree bark, peat moss, light smoke, mild pepper, earthy notes and some mild dark fruit.

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Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutLover47
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poppollutesminds
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EN27
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76.4% out of 100 with 106 ratings
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