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
Matthews 40 Yard
United Kingdom
1
3.125
Highgate Old Ember
United Kingdom
1
3.075
Funfair Cake Walk
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Moor Old Freddy Walker
United Kingdom
1
3.250
Uley Old Spot Prize Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.100
Darwin High Force Hotel Cauldron Snout
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Närke Kulturbryggeri !
Sweden
1
3.250
Highgate Old Ale
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Dark Star Dark Star (Original)
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (4.5%)
United Kingdom
1
3.025
Bellevaux Black
Belgium
1
3.075
Fox Santas Nuts
United Kingdom
1
3.125
White Chilly Willy
United Kingdom
1
3.000
The Bruery Virgin Papier
CA, United States
1
3.125
Brooklyn Blunderbuss
NY, United States
1
2.825
Mammoth Charleywine
CA, United States
1
3.075
Monks Old Ale
Sweden
1
3.200
Paddock Wood Winter Ale (2008-2009)
Canada
1
2.800
Sierra Nevada Wood-Aged Old Ale
CA, United States
1
3.350
Empire Black Monk
United Kingdom
1
3.075