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
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 16 Year Special Reserve
United Kingdom
17
3.885
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 18 Year Special Reserve
United Kingdom
14
3.964
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991 Vintage
United Kingdom
2
3.660
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 21 Year Special Reserve
United Kingdom
3
3.500
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 30 Year Special Reserve
United Kingdom
15
3.911
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 40 Year Special Reserve
United Kingdom
10
4.077
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (4.5%)
United Kingdom
1
3.025
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve
United Kingdom
6
3.778
Harwich Town Harwich Old
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Plank 1: Olde Style English Ale
MD, United States
2
3.240
Heavyweight Garnet
NJ, United States
1
3.150
Highgate Old Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Highgate Old Ember
United Kingdom
1
3.075
Highland Auld Asheville Vintage Ale
NC, United States
2
3.320
Holdens Old Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.275
Hopback Old Red Devil
United Kingdom
1
3.125
HopEra Bleu Savage
Canada
0
0.000
HopEra Boston Marathon
Canada
0
0.000
HopEra Boston Marathon Bourbon
Canada
0
0.000
HopEra Boston Marathon Cerise
Canada
0
0.000