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 492) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Old SiberianCranker's Brewery7.303.695-
Vedova NeraBlack Barrels Beer6.204.434-
BBA First FlightValiant Brewing Co.15.003.814-
Grumpy AleFigueroa Mountain Brewing Co.8.203.454-
Wilde Olde AleThe Olde Stone Brewing Company5.603.774-
Nissefar FatlagretHaandBryggeriet7.003.974-
Oliver TwistFountain Square Brewing Co. ? 3.784-
Old Defiant Old AleGrand River Brewing7.003.734-
Jamestown Island Old AleO'Connor Brewing Co.10.504.13493
Hallowed Be Thy AleThree Notch'd Brewing Company7.303.674-
Hof Korvatunturi't Hofbrouwerijke11.003.614-
Olde Ale 2014 - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.00-4-
Cratchit'sIndiana City Brewing Company8.903.584-
HitchcockTired Hands Brewing Company8.004.234-
Gamlehaugen7 Fjell Bryggeri8.703.944-
1001 BanditsLa Gueule de Bois5.003.074-
Año ViejoMIA Beer Co.8.004.074-
Imperial Old AleBull & Barrel Brew Pub ? 3.724-
Olde AleEdmund's Oast7.50-4-
Cigar City Dark Woods Old Ale 2015Cigar City Brewing10.803.194-
Alt Lang SyneTriton Brewing Company7.204.364-
Olde Ale 2015 - Bourbon Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.484-
Old ManTampa Bay Brewing Co.9.503.964-
Demolition DerbyBear Republic Brewing Co.9.70-4-
Old Ale (Cask)AleSmith Brewing Company11.00-4-
Chimera Dark DelightDownton Brewery Company5.503.493-
Opa Bier 5 Anos Old AleOPA Bier6.50-3-
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-
Muther BrainBlue Stallion Brewing Co.10.504.053-
Old AleSwiftwater Brewing Company8.504.073-
Bell's Traverse City Cherry Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.11.60-3-
Old School AleBelow Grade Brewing8.504.183-
WitteThe Answer Brewpub16.004.43-
Old Stock Ale Vieillie En Fût De Maréchal FochMicrobrasserie l’Hermite9.303.873-
Dawn Patrol Dark AleOutlaw Brewing6.403.543-
Old Rat - Bourbon Barrel AgedBravery Brewing10.504.173-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple ExultationEel River Brewing Co.9.704.533-
Olde PapaThe Dancing Camel Brewing Co.7.503.783-
Bourbon Barrel Old Ale (Barrel Room Series)West Sixth Brewing Company9.004.093-
Old Fat SowBarking Duck Brewing Co.7.603.283-
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-
Old Man's English Old AleRip Current Brewing9.003.453-
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