Old Ale

Old Ale

332 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
George Gale Trafalgar Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.000
Goachers Old 1066 Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Golden Prairie Jolly Old Ale
IL, United States
0
0.000
Goose Island Christmas Ale
IL, United States
35
3.432
Govnors Public House Absolute Rat Bastard
IL, United States
0
0.000
Great Dane New Peculiar
WI, United States
0
0.000
Great Lakes Brewery A Waste Of Men
Canada
0
0.000
Great Lakes Tempus Fugit
OH, United States
1
3.175
Great Oakley Delapre Dark
United Kingdom
2
3.280
Green Dragon Velvet Bulldozer
OR, United States
1
3.050
Greene King Strong Suffolk (Olde Suffolk)
United Kingdom
37
3.833
Greene King Suffolk Springer
United Kingdom
3
3.434
Grolsch Wintervorst
Netherlands
0
0.000
HaandBryggeriet Nissemor (Jule Ale)
Norway
3
3.317
Hadrian & Border SOB (Strong Old Brew)
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Hangar 24 Local Fields: Vinaceous
CA, United States
2
3.480
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series - English Style Old Ale
MA, United States
1
3.025
Harveys Firecracker Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Harveys Sussex Old Ale XXXX
United Kingdom
1
2.975
Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old) (Cask)
United Kingdom
1
3.350