Old Ale

Old Ale

329 beers | 3.734 Avg Score

As their name implies, old ales are typically stocked or stored for long periods of time before consumption, the latter which traditionally involved blending the old ale with another "fresh" beer like a mild ale or bitter. Old ales could be viewed as strong mild ales that fall out somewhere in between strong bitters or brown porters and English barleywines. They are normally dark amber to deep brown in color with a head that may or may not impress (due to the age and relatively low carbonation). The style builds on several remaining unfermented sugars to offer chewy malty flavors (caramel, toffee, vinous, nuts, molasses, even light chocolate or roasted flavors and fruitiness), a firm and warming alcohol presence, and relatively low hop levels (especially after aging). Additionally, these beers can often take on oak, oxidized, and sour or lactic flavors after aging.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
3 Rivers Old Disreputable
United Kingdom
0
0.000
5 Paddles Charred Remains
Canada
0
0.000
5 Paddles Coffee Sour
Canada
0
0.000
5 Paddles Olde Ed's
Canada
0
0.000
Abbeydale Firedog
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Acorn First Noel
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Acorn Second Noel
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Adnams Fisherman
United Kingdom
3
3.100
Alameda Papa Noel's Moonlight Reserve
OR, United States
1
3.225
Alameda Papa Noels
OR, United States
1
2.700
Alcazar Gaolers Ale
United Kingdom
3
3.484
Alesmith Barell Aged Decadence 2010
CA, United States
1
3.350
AleSmith Barrel Aged Decadence (2005)
CA, United States
5
3.675
AleSmith Decadence 2005
CA, United States
13
3.719
AleSmith Decadence 2010
CA, United States
3
3.450
Alesmith Olde Ale British-Style Ale MMXIV
CA, United States
2
3.000
Alewife Festival Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Amager Danish Beerhouse Barrel Aged Series Old Mans Ale
Denmark
2
3.120
Amsterdam Adventure Brews: Vicars Vice Olde Ale
Canada
4
3.257
Anheuser Poor Richards Ale
MO, United States
1
3.025