Old Ale

Old Ale

331 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
Theakston Old Peculier
United Kingdom
68
3.710
Thirsty Dog Bicentennial Old Ale
OH, United States
1
3.225
Thomas Kemper Happy Cow Winterbrau
WA, United States
2
3.040
Thornbridge Bracia
United Kingdom
3
3.734
Three Taverns Third Age
GA, United States
1
3.400
Timothy Taylor Ram Tam
United Kingdom
1
3.350
Trim Tab Olde Ale
AL, United States
1
3.000
Twin Leaf Old Gaffer
NC, United States
1
3.200
Uley Old Spot Prize Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.100
Upper Hand Brewery Old Ale Barrel Aged
MI, United States
0
0.000
Upright Billy the Mountain
OR, United States
4
2.914
Valley Brew Old Headbanger Ale
CA, United States
2
3.340
Village Brewer Old Raby
United Kingdom
2
3.280
Vintage 50 Auld Abominable
VA, United States
0
0.000
W. J. King Merry Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.300
Wadworth Old Timer
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Wagtail English Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Weyerbacher Yankee
PA, United States
0
0.000
White Chilly Willy
United Kingdom
1
3.000
Wickwar IKB
United Kingdom
2
3.220