Old Ale

Description:
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 - 201 to 250 (out of 535) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Old ManTampa Bay Brewing Co.9.503.975-
Tanner 16Upright Brewing Company10.004.055-
Vedova NeraBlack Barrels Beer6.204.434-
MacLean's Old Angus AleMacLean's Ales Brewing6.203.384-
Old 'Schutes Stock AleDeschutes Brewery9.603.744-
Grumpy AleFigueroa Mountain Brewing Co.8.203.454-
Wilde Olde AleThe Olde Stone Brewing Company5.603.774-
Nissefar FatlagretHaandBryggeriet7.003.974-
Old AleSixpoint Brewery5.704.474-
Old Defiant Old AleGrand River Brewing7.003.734-
Hallowed Be Thy AleThree Notch'd Brewing Company7.303.674-
Hof Korvatunturi't Hofbrouwerijke11.003.614-
Gamlehaugen7 Fjell Bryggeri8.703.944-
1001 BanditsLa Gueule de Bois5.003.074-
Imperial Old AleBull & Barrel Brew Pub ? 3.724-
Olde AleEdmund's Oast7.503.874-
Alt Lang SyneTriton Brewing Company7.204.364-
Old EndentulousThe Bruery12.803.124-
Gamle Rygene BrunNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.003.774-
Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12 W/ Amarillo ChiliesHarviestoun Brewery Ltd.8.004.054-
Here Comes The Wolf18th Street Brewery8.504.24-
Bièropholie Old Ale RhumBrasseurs Illimités9.003.514-
They Reminisce Over YouHonest Weight Artisan Beer8.504.064-
Demolition DerbyBear Republic Brewing Co.9.704.214-
Old Ale (Cask)AleSmith Brewing Company11.003.854-
The Raleigh Wood Series Rum Barrel Aged Old AleRaleigh Brewing Company9.704.134-
Old Hearty AleGreen Man Brewery13.404.423-
Chimera Dark DelightDownton Brewery Company5.503.493-
Opa Bier 5 Anos Old AleOPA Bier6.503.463-
Diabolical Son Of A GunGarrison City Beerworks8.003.993-
Wensky Drewna PiwaWensky Beer Microcervejaria9.504.053-
Barrel Aged ChinookBig Lake Brewing8.004.53-
Old Mottled Duck Olde AleThe Fort Collins Brewery ? 3.833-
Old StoatwobblerSpectrum Brewery6.004.133-
Jamestown Old AleO'Connor Brewing Co.10.5043-
Old AleSwiftwater Brewing Company8.504.073-
The Keeper's Old AleDiamond Knot Brewery9.904.143-
SleipnirEthereal Brewing10.9043-
Old School AleBelow Grade Brewing8.504.183-
Wild PrincessAnchor Brewing Company4.203.13-
Dawn Patrol Dark AleOutlaw Brewing6.403.543-
Old Rat - Bourbon Barrel AgedBravery Brewing10.504.173-
OldieCollusion Tap Works6.603.623-
Old Fat SowBarking Duck Brewing Co.7.603.283-
Beyond Modus III 2016The Wild Beer Co.8.004.173-
MalgvenKorrigane - Brasserie Artisanale8.003.393-
Old Chestnut (Dark Star Old Ale)Dark Star Brewing Company Limited4.003.613-
YES!!!Miscreation Brewing Company6.703.513-
Old Headbanger AleValley Brewing Company8.003.83-
Réserve De DurinBrasserie Artisanale Albion11.004.183-
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