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
Three Taverns Third Age
GA, United States
1
3.400
Orpheus The Fate of All Heroes
GA, United States
1
3.450
Cigar City Warmer Winter Winter Warmer - Bourbon Barrel Aged
FL, United States
1
3.350
Hourglass Auld Clootie
FL, United States
1
3.250
Monday Night Brewing Last Will and Testament
GA, United States
1
3.400
The Lost Druid Olde 24
GA, United States
1
3.250
Sierra Nevada I'm Not Old I'm Vintage
CA, United States
1
3.150
Kinn Gamleguten
Norway
1
3.225
Dock Street Old Ale
PA, United States
0
0.000
Brakspear Old Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Hadrian & Border SOB (Strong Old Brew)
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Beach Chalet Churchyard Strong Ale
CA, United States
0
0.000
Coach House Anniversary Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Caledonian Robert Burns
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Caledonian Trick or Treat
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Free State Bison Dark Ale
KS, United States
0
0.000
Flying Goose Millstone Olde Ale
NH, United States
0
0.000
Feathers Old Oak
Canada
0
0.000
Harveys Firecracker Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Swale Old Dick
United Kingdom
0
0.000