Old Stitch | AleWerks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

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
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
101
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
27.11%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
23
For Trade:
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Reviews by djdetar:
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4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of the most tasty beers I've ever tried. It has been sold on tap for a few years and has only recently be bottled. Still only sold in Colonial Williamsburg. I stock up every time I visit.

a - Dark golden in appearance. The bottle claims it is unfiltered, but it is crystal clear if you ever view it in a clear glass. I've never seen an unfiltered beer with at least a little bit of trub, but this does not have it.

s - it smells of a dark bitter choclate

t - is quite amazing, sweet, pleasant, very easy to drink. It goes down smooth it's just a wonderful experience. The colonials sure knew how to make a good brew.

m - light with a slight effervescent feel. It is not overly carbonated at all

o - I never cared for sweet beers before this one, it was quite a change. I really wanted to try something native to the colonial atmosphere. I enjoyed it so much, that it is now one of my favorites. I really recommend trying it. If you have a taste for micro brews, you should enjoy. I had a friend who like New Castle a lot and did not enjoy this one. So it's not necessarily for everyone that loves brown ales.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
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 -7.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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