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
Fortnight Vintage Ale
NC, United States
0
0.000
Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale
MI, United States
35
3.745
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half
MI, United States
1
3.225
Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon
MI, United States
5
3.638
Fox Punt Gun
United Kingdom
1
3.125
Fox Santas Nuts
United Kingdom
1
3.125
Free State Bison Dark Ale
KS, United States
0
0.000
Free State Poor Richards Ale
KS, United States
2
3.280
Freetail Barrel Aged Old Bat Rastard 2010
TX, United States
1
3.400
Freetail Barrel Aged Old Bat Rastard 2011
TX, United States
1
3.275
Freischem's Kleines Schwarzes
Germany
0
0.000
Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale
OR, United States
28
3.471
Funfair Cake Walk
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Gaslight Satan Claws
NJ, United States
0
0.000
George Gale Prize Old Ale (2007)
United Kingdom
1
3.175
George Gale Prize Old Ale (2008 and later)
United Kingdom
0
0.000
George Gale Prize Old Ale (Vintages through 2006)
United Kingdom
23
3.454
George Gale Prize Old Ale Special Reserve
United Kingdom
3
3.217
George Gale Trafalgar 200
United Kingdom
2
3.340
George Gale Trafalgar Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.000