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
John Harvards Mad Toms Old Ale
MA, United States
1
3.200
Pitfield Christmas Ale 2002
United Kingdom
1
3.075
Outback Black Opal
Australia
1
2.750
Port Townsend Winter Ale
WA, United States
1
3.075
Heavyweight Garnet
NJ, United States
1
3.150
Fox Punt Gun
United Kingdom
1
3.125
W. J. King Merry Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.300
Buckeye Cyclops Old Ale
OH, United States
1
3.200
Schlafly Poor Richards Ale
MO, United States
1
3.150
Holdens Old Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.275
Anheuser Poor Richards Ale
MO, United States
1
3.025
Market Street DArtagnian Dark British Ale
NY, United States
1
3.150
Clay Pipe Old 1203 Ancient Ale
MD, United States
1
3.075
Mauldons Eatanswill Old
United Kingdom
1
2.875
City of Cambridge Holly Heaven
United Kingdom
1
2.900
Parish Bazs Bonce Blower
United Kingdom
1
3.050
Brøckhouse Old Ale
Denmark
1
3.025
Old Chimneys Redshank
United Kingdom
1
3.150
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series - English Style Old Ale
MA, United States
1
3.025
Blue Tongue Vintage Ale
Australia
1
3.050