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 496) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
IlludiumStraight To Ale11.504.2182-
Bourbon Barrel AphasiaShort's Brewing Company8.004.2976-
Old PotentateSouthern Star Brewing Company7.203.6975-
Dark & HandsomeBox Steam Brewery5.003.6570-
GrandisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)12.003.6670-
AdambierDESTIHL Brewery9.003.967-
Rosie's Old AleBarley John's Brew Pub18.004.3866-
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
RosebudRubicon Brewing Company7.703.7556-
Modus VivendiThe Wild Beer Co.7.003.995691
Velvet EvilStraight To Ale13.004.0556-
Amsterdam Vicar's Vice Old AleAmsterdam Brewing Company8.103.7155-
FestivaleTerminal Gravity Brewing Company8.403.7654-
Poterie - Scotch Barrel AgedThe Bruery14.804.3452-
UrsusGreenbush Brewing Company8.903.7549-
Snowbound English Old AleThe Tap Brewing Company8.003.7949-
Old Scrooge AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.003.9749-
Bishop's Barrel 12Saint Arnold Brewing Company8.904.1748-
Robinson's Chocolate Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers6.003.7648-
Papa Noel's Olde AleAlameda Brewhouse7.203.7946-
Brains The Rev. JamesBrains4.503.4946-
Kentucky MountainOne Trick Pony9.003.8744-
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
Fruitcake...The BeerFullsteam Brewery9.503.8837-
Private Stock AleAleSmith Brewing Company11.003.9436-
Schlafly English-Style Old AleThe Schlafly Tap Room8.003.7635-
Old AleIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant7.203.9533-
Adam From The StoneHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room10.003.9233-
Outback XBend Brewing Company9.503.8332-
Old Freddy WalkerMoor Beer Company7.304.0231-
Heini's Good CheerRoundabout Brewery10.403.9829-
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-
Wicked From The Wood: Old FashionedWicked Weed Brewing8.904.3625-
Colossal FivePort City Brewing9.803.8624-
Old TimerWadworth and Company Ltd.5.803.724-
Devil's Teeth Aged In Heaven Hills Barrels With BA CoffeeModern Times Beer11.004.5323-
Bourbon Barrel Old ScroogeSilver City Brewing Co.9.504.0922-
Big Bad Dog Old English AleBlue Cat Brew Pub6.503.5722-
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