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Old Ale

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 - 101 to 150 (out of 498) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Brews Brothers Comfortably NumbParallel 49 Brewing Company9.003.8420-
Oliver's Hot Monkey LovePratt Street Ale House11.003.8620-
Outback Old AleBend Brewing Company6.203.4720-
"The Great Impression" Stock AleDust Bowl Brewing Company11.403.819-
Chronology 24: Old AleThe Bruery17.004.3919-
HMS Bounty Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co.6.503.9419-
Old AleZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread6.303.6819-
Devil's Teeth Aged In Bourbon BarrelsModern Times Beer ? 4.3319-
FusionMoor Beer Company8.003.9219-
Poterie (Bourbon Barrel Aged)The Bruery16.804.0318-
Gorm The OldHammerHeart Brewing Company7.404.3318-
Huon Dark AleThe Two Metre Tall Company Pty Ltd5.503.4817-
Cape Cod Old Man WinterCape Cod Beer7.003.9417-
AboriginaleBlock 15 Brewery & Restaurant7.104.0117-
Portsmouth Old Stubfoot AlePortsmouth Brewery7.803.917-
Local Harvest Five Mile Stock AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.403.9217-
Barley's Auld Curiosity AleBarley's Brewing Company ? 3.8517-
English Owd AleMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd5.903.7216-
Major Hops Olde AleAppalachian Brewing Company7.003.6315-
Fontaine Du DiableLes Frères Houblon Microbrasserie7.703.3815-
InfamyInfamous Brewing Company9.503.5815-
Thomas Sykes Old AleBurton Bridge Brewery10.003.515-
Old DanDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC7.403.615-
English-Style Old AleBristol Brewing Company6.003.3914-
Old ButternutsCambridge Brewing Company8.753.9114-
Olde AleTrimtab Brewing Company9.003.9814-
The AecernLittle Fish Brewing Company8.503.7614-
KokomonsterHalf Moon Restaurant & Brewery8.003.9213-
Bligh's Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co. ? 3.913-
New Haven Nighthawks - Old Time AleThimble Island Brewing Company5.003.5113-
Old Courthouse AleBoerne Brewery6.10413-
Old Wagon AlePeekskill Brewery8.203.5413-
Cape Cod "Christmas In July"Cape Cod Beer7.003.912-
Old Bourbon OakBull & Barrel Brew Pub9.504.0912-
Love Of The Damned (Ghost 044)Adroit Theory Brewing Company9.603.1812-
Barrel Aged Demolition DerbyBear Republic Brewing Co.9.704.1612-
TwoBrew Gentlemen9.20-12-
The Old RatBravery Brewing8.703.6511-
Buffalo Tooth's Old AleSweetwater Tavern & Brewery7.004.0911-
Old Sour DewberryBlack Star Co-op Pub & Brewery8.604.0811-
Olde Ale 2014 - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.3411-
Mastne CieszynskieBrowar Zamkowy Cieszyn5.803.3511-
Twisted AnkleThe Twisted Hop5.904.0810-
Old Burton ExtraHogshead Brewery8.903.9910-
Mayan Maybe NotGreat Basin Brewing Co.10.504.0110-
Love Of The Damned (Ghost 429)Adroit Theory Brewing Company9.603.989-
BlackBrasserie de Bellevaux6.303.569-
JerrytallAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse8.403.559-
Willimantic Poor Richard's Olde AleWillimantic Brewing Co.7.704.149-
Father TimeTap It Brewing Co.9.103.799-
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