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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 499) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Old PotentateSouthern Star Brewing Company7.203.6975-
Dark & HandsomeBox Steam Brewery5.003.6572-
GrandisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)12.003.6671-
AdambierDESTIHL Brewery9.003.9168-
Poterie - Scotch Barrel AgedThe Bruery14.804.3566-
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing11.004.2566-
Old TempestuousLightning Brewery9.003.8363-
Olde Expensive AleBurton Bridge Brewery6.503.046053
Old Fashioned (2016)Wicked Weed Brewing10.004.258-
Modus VivendiThe Wild Beer Co.7.003.975791
Velvet EvilStraight To Ale13.004.0957-
RosebudRubicon Brewing Company7.703.7556-
FestivaleTerminal Gravity Brewing Company8.403.7755-
Amsterdam Vicar's Vice Old AleAmsterdam Brewing Company8.103.7155-
Robinson's Chocolate Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers6.003.7650-
Old Scrooge AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.003.9750-
UrsusGreenbush Brewing Company8.903.7549-
Snowbound English Old AleThe Tap Brewing Company8.003.7949-
Private Stock AleAleSmith Brewing Company11.003.9647-
Brains The Rev. JamesBrains4.503.547-
Papa Noel's Olde AleAlameda Brewhouse7.203.7946-
Kentucky MountainOne Trick Pony9.004.0144-
Anti-FreezeGreenport Harbor Brewing Company6.903.6642-
Mill Street Distillery AleMill Street Brew Pub5.003.6542-
McNeill's Old RingwormMcNeill's Brewery7.003.7942-
Cold Nose Winter AleLaughing Dog Brewing6.903.7840-
Imperial Brown AleEvans Brewing Company7.202.993982
Devil's Teeth - Bourbon Barrel Aged W/ Almond, Vanilla & Cocoa NibsModern Times Beer11.004.4337-
Schlafly English-Style Old AleThe Schlafly Tap Room8.003.7635-
Wicked From The Wood: Old FashionedWicked Weed Brewing8.904.3134-
Old AleIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant7.203.9533-
Old Freddy WalkerMoor Beer Company7.304.0232-
Outback XBend Brewing Company9.503.8332-
Devil's Teeth Aged In Heaven Hills Barrels With BA CoffeeModern Times Beer11.004.5431-
Heini's Good CheerRoundabout Brewery10.403.9830-
JubileeEagle Rock Brewery7.803.7429-
AntiquityRelic Brewing Co7.203.8728-
Bad Knees Blanton Barrel Aged Old AleCambridge Brewing Company10.504.2127-
Smugglers Vintage AleSt. Austell Brewery6.003.7926-
Barrel Aged Old Bat RastardFreetail Brewing Company9.103.7526-
Old AleHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.4.803.7726-
Charley WineMammoth Brewing Company10.003.8125-
Old TimerWadworth and Company Ltd.5.803.725-
Colossal FivePort City Brewing9.803.8624-
Bourbon Barrel Old ScroogeSilver City Brewing Co.9.504.0922-
Big Bad Dog Old English AleBlue Cat Brew Pub6.503.5722-
Madness3 Stars Brewing Company12.404.1622-
Miracle Off 28th StreetSchmohz Brewing Company9.203.3722-
Dry Dock Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co.7.003.7820-
Brews Brothers Comfortably NumbParallel 49 Brewing Company9.003.8420-
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