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
Amsterdam Adventure Brews: Vicars Vice Olde Ale
Canada
4
3.257
Anheuser Poor Richards Ale
MO, United States
1
3.025
Arbor Jackhammer Old Ale
MI, United States
0
0.000
Arcadia Big Dicks Olde Ale
MI, United States
7
3.110
Arkose Olde Colony Winter Ale
AK, United States
0
0.000
Arundel Old Knucker
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Atlantic Foonf Zane Auld Ale
ME, United States
2
3.440
Banks and Taylor Shefford Old Dark (SOD)
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Barley Island Decrepit Old Ale
IN, United States
0
0.000
Bartrams Alder Carr Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Beach Chalet Churchyard Strong Ale
CA, United States
0
0.000
Beach Chalet Deorsey XXX Old Ale
CA, United States
1
3.150
Beau's All Natural Wild Oats Series No. 37: Gilgamesh Old Ale
Canada
3
3.384
Beer Here Erebus
Denmark
1
3.075
Bellevaux Black
Belgium
1
3.075
Bells Jet Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Bench Creek Brewing Legend Extra Old Ale
Canada
0
0.000
Bend Outback X
OR, United States
1
3.125
Bièropholie Azimut
Canada
2
3.140
Blue Anchor Spingo Middle
United Kingdom
0
0.000