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 530) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
GrandisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)12.003.6672-
AdambierDESTIHL Brewery9.003.9168-
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing11.004.2566-
Private Stock AleAleSmith Brewing Company11.003.9465-
Old TempestuousLightning Brewery9.003.8363-
Modus VivendiThe Wild Beer Co.7.003.946291
Velvet EvilStraight To Ale13.004.161-
Olde Expensive AleBurton Bridge Brewery6.503.046053
RosebudRubicon Brewing Company7.703.7558-
Amsterdam Vicar's Vice Old AleAmsterdam Brewing Company8.103.7256-
FestivaleTerminal Gravity Brewing Company8.403.7755-
Robinson's Chocolate Old Tom Strong AleRobinsons Family Brewers6.003.7651-
Old Scrooge AleSilver City Brewing Co.9.003.9851-
Snowbound English Old AleThe Tap Brewing Company8.003.7950-
Brains The Rev. JamesBrains4.503.550-
UrsusGreenbush Brewing Company8.903.7549-
Anti-FreezeGreenport Harbor Brewing Company6.903.6748-
Kentucky MountainOne Trick Pony9.004.0146-
Papa Noel's Olde AleAlameda Brewhouse7.203.7946-
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-
Devil's Teeth Aged In Bourbon BarrelsModern Times Beer ? 4.4237-
Heini's Good CheerRoundabout Brewery10.404.0135-
Schlafly English-Style Old AleThe Schlafly Tap Room8.003.7635-
Founders Barrel Aged CurmudgeonFounders Brewing Company11.104.3334-
Outback XBend Brewing Company9.503.7933-
Old AleIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant7.203.9533-
Old Freddy WalkerMoor Beer Company7.304.0232-
JubileeEagle Rock Brewery7.803.7429-
Colossal FivePort City Brewing9.803.8828-
Bad Knees Blanton Barrel Aged Old AleCambridge Brewing Company10.504.2328-
AntiquityRelic Brewing Co7.203.8728-
Smugglers Vintage AleSt. Austell Brewery6.003.7926-
Barrel Aged Old Bat RastardFreetail Brewing Company9.103.7526-
Old AleHepworth & Co. (Brewers) Ltd.4.803.7726-
Bishop's Barrel 17Saint Arnold Brewing Company13.204.1826-
Charley WineMammoth Brewing Company10.003.8125-
Old TimerWadworth and Company Ltd.5.803.725-
Bourbon Barrel Old ScroogeSilver City Brewing Co.9.504.1924-
Madness3 Stars Brewing Company12.404.1324-
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog (Julio's BBA W/ Cinnamon And Vanilla)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.104.123-
Miracle Off 28th StreetSchmohz Brewing Company9.203.4323-
Big Bad Dog Old English AleBlue Cat Brew Pub6.503.5722-
Devil's Teeth-Bourbon Barrel Aged W/Orange Zest And Cocoa NibsModern Times Beer11.004.3122-
Old AleZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread6.303.6522-
Outback Old AleBend Brewing Company6.203.3722-
HMS Bounty Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co.6.503.9821-
Old DishoomAmerican Solera8.503.9321-
Dry Dock Old AleDry Dock Brewing Co.7.003.7820-
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