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
Otley Not sO
United Kingdom
1
3.075
Great Lakes Tempus Fugit
OH, United States
1
3.175
Freetail Barrel Aged Old Bat Rastard 2010
TX, United States
1
3.400
Rogue 21 Ale
OR, United States
1
3.050
Suomenlinnan Old Greig
Finland
1
2.925
L'Enclave la Tréflée
Switzerland
1
3.125
Beer Here Erebus
Denmark
1
3.075
Freetail Barrel Aged Old Bat Rastard 2011
TX, United States
1
3.275
Moor Fusion
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Green Dragon Velvet Bulldozer
OR, United States
1
3.050
Sierra Nevada Old Cantankerous
CA, United States
1
3.200
Ninkasi Bière Noire
France
1
3.150
Jackie O's Captain Barley Heart
OH, United States
1
3.225
George Gale Prize Old Ale (2007)
United Kingdom
1
3.175
Alameda Papa Noels
OR, United States
1
2.700
The Bruery Coton (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
CA, United States
1
3.250
Thirsty Dog Bicentennial Old Ale
OH, United States
1
3.225
Bluegrass Brandy Barrel Aged Queen's Knickers
KY, United States
1
3.275
Dust Bowl Stock Ale
CA, United States
1
3.200
Migration Old Silenus
OR, United States
1
3.200