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
Alesmith Barell Aged Decadence 2010
CA, United States
1
3.350
Chapelle Northmaen 11 Siècles de Normandie
France
1
3.175
Bend Outback X
OR, United States
1
3.125
Alameda Papa Noel's Moonlight Reserve
OR, United States
1
3.225
Red Brick Old Stock Ale
GA, United States
1
3.150
Breakside Bourbon Woody
OR, United States
1
3.200
The Bruery Bois (Brandy Barrel)
CA, United States
1
3.325
The Bruery Bois (New American Oak)
CA, United States
1
3.350
The Bruery Bois (Rye Whiskey Barrel)
CA, United States
1
3.325
The Bruery Sucre
CA, United States
1
3.325
Twin Leaf Old Gaffer
NC, United States
1
3.200
Trim Tab Olde Ale
AL, United States
1
3.000
Straight To Ale Illudium
AL, United States
1
3.350
Narragansett Lovecraft Series: Innsmouth Olde Ale
RI, United States
1
3.175
Straight To Ale Velvet Evil
AL, United States
1
3.200
Howard General Lenoir’s Old Ale
NC, United States
1
3.025
Le Trou du Diable / De la Senne Schieve Tabarnak!
Canada
1
3.175
Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old) (Cask)
United Kingdom
1
3.350
Skull Camp B3 Bourbon Barrel Bonfire
NC, United States
1
3.200
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half
MI, United States
1
3.225