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
Drake's Apple Brandy Barrel Olde Ale
CA, United States
4
3.343
Dry Dock HMS Bounty Old Ale
CO, United States
0
0.000
DuClaw Old Flame
MD, United States
0
0.000
Dunham Old Ale Brandy Brassin Spécial
Canada
0
0.000
Durham Evensong
United Kingdom
4
3.329
Durham Redemption
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Dust Bowl Stock Ale
CA, United States
1
3.200
Eel River Organic Triple Exultation
CA, United States
14
3.629
Elveden Harwich Charter Ale
United Kingdom
2
3.420
Emersons Old 95
New Zealand
1
3.225
Empire Black Monk
United Kingdom
1
3.075
Evans Winter Warmer
NY, United States
0
0.000
Everards Old Original
United Kingdom
1
3.100
Everards Original
United Kingdom
3
3.200
Feathers Old Oak
Canada
0
0.000
Fish Tale Old Woody Strong Old Ale
WA, United States
14
3.753
Flat Branch Poor Richards Ale
MO, United States
0
0.000
Flying Goose Millstone Olde Ale
NH, United States
0
0.000
Forked River Dead Parrot
Canada
0
0.000
Forked River Say N' More
Canada
0
0.000