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
Golden Prairie Jolly Old Ale
IL, United States
0
0.000
Magnolia Old & In the Ale
CA, United States
0
0.000
Pilgrim Pudding
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Skinners Mazey Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Wadworth Old Timer
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Wild River Snug Harbor Old Ale
OR, United States
0
0.000
Crouch Vale Willie Warmer
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Arundel Old Knucker
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Alewife Festival Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
St. Peters Extra
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Norfolk Island Blighs Revenge
Norfolk Island
0
0.000
Chiltern Three Hundreds Old Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Arbor Jackhammer Old Ale
MI, United States
0
0.000
Grolsch Wintervorst
Netherlands
0
0.000
Blue Anchor Spingo Middle
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Chalk Hill Old Tackle
United Kingdom
0
0.000
King and Barnes Old Ale
United Kingdom
0
0.000
Gaslight Satan Claws
NJ, United States
0
0.000
Sunshine Coast Old Dark Ale
Australia
0
0.000
Southampton Old Ale
NY, United States
0
0.000