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 566) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
"The Great Impression" Stock AleDust Bowl Brewing Company - Downtown Taproom11.40213.81
Gorm The OldHammerHeart Brewing Company7.40214.12
Rum Barrel Aged TenSurly Brewing Company10.50204.33
Dry Dock Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co.7.00203.85
Heavy Seas / Union Partner Ships: Olde AleHeavy Seas Beer8.50203.93
Oliver's Hot Monkey LovePratt Street Ale House11.00203.9
Huon Dark AleThe Two Metre Tall Company Pty Ltd5.50193.53
FusionMoor Beer Company8.00193.81
The AecernLittle Fish Brewing Company8.50183.81
Cape Cod "Christmas In July"Cape Cod Beer7.00173.86
New Haven Nighthawks - Old Time AleThimble Island Brewing Company5.00173.53
Portsmouth Old Stubfoot AlePortsmouth Brewery7.80173.85
Local Harvest Five Mile Stock AleIpswich Ale Brewery6.40173.91
Barley's Auld Curiosity AleBarley's Brewing Company ? 173.85
English-Style Old AleBristol Brewing Company6.00163.57
Major Hops Olde AleAppalachian Brewing Company7.00163.69
English Owd AleMoorhouse's Brewery (Burnley) Ltd5.90163.72
Fontaine Du DiableLes Frères Houblon Microbrasserie7.70153.39
InfamyInfamous Brewing Company9.50153.53
Thomas Sykes Old AleBurton Bridge Brewery10.00153.52
Old Courthouse AleBoerne Brewery6.10153.45
Old DanDaniel Thwaites Brewery PLC7.40153.62
KokomonsterHalf Moon Restaurant & Brewery8.00143.72
Olde AleTrimtab Brewing Company9.00144.02
Mastne CieszynskieBrowar Zamkowy Cieszyn5.80143.38
Bligh's Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co. ? 133.87
Barrel Aged Demolition DerbyBear Republic Brewing Co.9.70133.99
Old Wagon AlePeekskill Brewery8.20133.6
The Old RatBravery Brewing8.70123.71
Old Bourbon OakBull & Barrel Brew Pub9.50124.1
Love Of The Damned (Ghost 044)Adroit Theory Brewing Company9.60123.67
Buffalo Tooth's Old AleSweetwater Tavern & Brewery7.00114
Old Sour DewberryBlack Star Co-op Pub & Brewery8.60114.19
Father TimeTap It Brewing Co.9.10113.79
Twisted AnkleThe Twisted Hop5.90104.08
Ground ControlGoose Island Beer Co.8.50103.89
Old Burton ExtraHogshead Brewery8.90103.94
Mayan Maybe NotGreat Basin Brewing Co.10.50104.16
BlackBrasserie de Bellevaux6.3093.25
JerrytallAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse8.4093.72
Jamestown Island Old AleO'Connor Brewing Co.10.5093.99
Willimantic Poor Richard's Olde AleWillimantic Brewing Co.7.7094.12
Old PlutoBarrington Brewery & Restaurant / Berkshire Mountain Brewery6.0093.64
Bourbon Barrel Aged Prehistoric RhetoricTapistry Brewing8.5093.95
Harveys Old AleHarvey & Son Ltd.3.6093.54
Barrel Aged Auld HeritageReuben's Brews10.0093.89
JiveTaps Fish House & Brewery10.0093.93
Frost Notch Winter AleBig Timber Brewing7.8093.78
Frosty Leo Winter AleEcliptic Brewing8.2083.85
Old Silenus AmberMigration Brewing Company6.3083.41
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