Old Ale

Old Ale

329 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
Yards Old Ale
PA, United States
2
3.100
McKenzie Old Salty Dog
PA, United States
2
2.820
Rockyard Olde Bro Ale
CO, United States
2
3.140
Le-Brewery Harolds Revenge Old Ale
France
2
3.340
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #12
TX, United States
2
3.200
Island Brewing Jubilee Ale
CA, United States
2
3.140
Hangar 24 Local Fields: Vinaceous
CA, United States
2
3.480
Mill Street Distillery Ale
Canada
2
3.060
Wickwar IKB
United Kingdom
2
3.220
Independence Jasperilla Old Ale
TX, United States
2
3.160
Highland Auld Asheville Vintage Ale
NC, United States
2
3.320
Village Brewer Old Raby
United Kingdom
2
3.280
Terrapin The Iron Tankard
GA, United States
2
3.480
Cotleigh Old Buzzard Dark Ale
United Kingdom
2
3.360
Wintercoat Old Ale
Denmark
2
3.200
Bièropholie Azimut
Canada
2
3.140
Free State Poor Richards Ale
KS, United States
2
3.280
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia Old Ale
MI, United States
2
3.380
George Gale Trafalgar 200
United Kingdom
2
3.340
The Bruery Fruet
CA, United States
2
3.500