Old Yankee Ale | Cottrell Brewing Co.

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Old Yankee AleOld Yankee Ale
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Old Yankee AleOld Yankee Ale

Brewed by:
Cottrell Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship brew, a medium bodied, American Amber Ale, that has a great up-front malt taste with a refreshing hop finish. Drown yourself in New England with this outstanding session beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-29-2001

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Photo of illpass78
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a rusty red-brown with a surprisingly small head. Also kind of surprised by the minimal amount of visible carbonation. Lacing is minimal.

Aroma: This beer has a nice mix of aromas, with toffee, caramel, some burnt sugar and a little grassy earth thrown in. Complex for the style.

Taste: This is a very appealing amber ale. The taste follows the nose, with lots of toffee and caramel. Nice slightly sweet finish. It's far from super-sweet, but there are some very nice sweet accents in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: It's pretty standard in terms of heft for the style. Maybe leans a little more towards lighter than heavier, but not in a problematic way.

Overall: I'm a big fan of this. It's a really excellent red ale - it's quaffable and refreshing, but has complexity and character and pairs well with most meals. I had it with some mac & cheese and hot dogs while watching baseball. USA, baby.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. I do like the label. Sampled on March 22, 2014.

It pours medium caramel amber with a smallish off-white head that does tend to linger. It really looks like it should.

The aroma is fairly typical for the style with a whole lot of caramel malts and sweetness and little to no hops.

Mainly body mainly.

The flavor emits a humongous caramel or toffee malt character which is very typical for the style but something I was not necessarily in the mood for at the time. But as far as the style goes this is right on. Beyond that it is nothing that blows me away.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of thecheapies
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Red-amber beer with a thin head. Some noticeable carbonation.

Rustic malts with an earthy toast. Light pithy hops offer nuances of citrus, specifically, grapefruit. A little toned-down, but decent.

Good hop bitterness with some citrusy and herbal flavors. Pithy, but darker malts contribute a faint roast character and hints of muddled pomme fruit. It does taste a bit restrained.

Mellow mouthfeel with a light-medium body and a carbonation level that's a little on the coarse side. Very drinkable.

I'd like to get a few more of these, because I think my bottle could've been fresher. Shows a lot of promise.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Old Yankee Ale from Cottrell Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 273 ratings