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
Atlantic Foonf Zane Auld Ale
ME, United States
2
3.440
Amager Danish Beerhouse Barrel Aged Series Old Mans Ale
Denmark
2
3.120
Elveden Harwich Charter Ale
United Kingdom
2
3.420
Great Oakley Delapre Dark
United Kingdom
2
3.280
Brooklyn Blunderbuss
NY, United States
1
2.825
Bellevaux Black
Belgium
1
3.075
Milton Mammon
United Kingdom
1
3.250
Old Mill Old Curiosity
United Kingdom
1
3.000
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (4.5%)
United Kingdom
1
3.025
Hopback Old Red Devil
United Kingdom
1
3.125
Cottage Wessex Banger
United Kingdom
1
3.250
Willimantic Mail Order Raisin Old Ale
CT, United States
1
3.400
Beach Chalet Deorsey XXX Old Ale
CA, United States
1
3.150
Smoky Mountain Calhoun's Winter Warmer
TN, United States
1
3.275
Clay Pipe Old 1203 Ancient Ale
MD, United States
1
3.075
Mauldons Eatanswill Old
United Kingdom
1
2.875
The Bruery Virgin Papier
CA, United States
1
3.125
White Chilly Willy
United Kingdom
1
3.000
City of Cambridge Holly Heaven
United Kingdom
1
2.900
Parish Bazs Bonce Blower
United Kingdom
1
3.050