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
Blue Frog Poor Richard's Ale
CA, United States
0
0.000
Blue Tongue Vintage Ale
Australia
1
3.050
Bluegrass Brandy Barrel Aged Queen's Knickers
KY, United States
1
3.275
Bluegrass Queens Knickers
KY, United States
0
0.000
Boero Rubra
Italy
0
0.000
Box Steam Dark & Handsome
United Kingdom
5
3.238
Brakspear Old Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Breakside Bourbon Woody
OR, United States
1
3.200
Breckenridge Autumn Ale
CO, United States
19
3.219
Breconshire Baa Humbug
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Brewers Union Local 180 Tanninbomb
OR, United States
0
0.000
Bridgnorth Old Mo
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Bristol English Style Old Ale
CO, United States
2
3.100
Brooklyn Blunderbuss
NY, United States
1
2.825
Brøckhouse Old Ale
Denmark
1
3.025
Brunswick Bierworks / La Trappe Santo Pecado (Batch001)
Canada
0
0.000
Buckeye Cyclops Old Ale
OH, United States
1
3.200
Bush Shack Yallingup Old
Australia
0
0.000
Bushys Mischief
Isle of Man
0
0.000
Calapooia Kringle Krack
OR, United States
0
0.000