Old Stitch | AleWerks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for Colonial Williamsburg.

Added by bs870621345 on 01-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,640
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
107
pDev:
12.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by Perduret:
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4.69/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Old Stitch is an Old English brown Ale from 18th century recipe made for Colonial Williamsburg by the folk at Williamsburg AleWorks. Pours no head,Very Light malty chocolate nose and flavor is roasted chocolate with a burnt chocolate finish...the best Brown Ale I have ever had...Can't wait to get some more

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Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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

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4.76/5  rDev +18.7%

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

Photo of briandaube
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of RockBeerNerd
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Eric_Rutherford
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Bierleichen
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

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 tanner1980
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of hophugger
3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

not a brown ale fan, but felt that this beer held up its part in being allowed in the brown ale category. The beer has a nice flavor, not too bitter, and holds well as it is drank. Kudos to Alewerks for producing an ale from an ancient recipe that is very enjoyable today

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Photo of KYGunner
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Big nose of chocolate malts, dry cocoa powder, molasses, light cola nut, brownie batter and barley.

The flavors are dry but delicious; Chocolate malt, cola nut, molasses, barley malt, grain and Graham cracker. It finishes with light mint leaf and herb tones.

This is way too thin. It detracts greatly from the overall experience and flavor.

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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 Eamonn-Cummings3
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

Photo of slusk
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a typical brown with a fair head.

S: Malty caramel and graham cracker with no hop aroma. Some raisin.

T: Caramel and a bit of toffee and graham cracker. Low bitterness. Sweeter finish but not too sweet.

M: Medium body, low carbonation. Nice creamy mouthfeel. no astringency.

O: WHat a pleasant surprise to find this in a cooler at Colonial WIlliamsburg. A beautifullly crafted brown ale with a malt forward balance. Alewerks has outdone themselves with this brew. My only criticism is that you can't get it anywhere else. Looks like I have to make more trips to Williamsburg, as this is now one of my favorite english brown ales.

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3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Old Stitch from AleWerks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 107 ratings
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