Old Ale is a simple enough style to figure out. At least, once you understand that there are three or four beer styles called Old Ale. The first is the best known - the strong dark Old Peculier style. The second type of Old Ale is a blended dark ale. At least one of the beers comprising the blend will be aged for a couple of years in wood casks. The third version of Old Ale is a form of mild – a low-gravity dark ale. Another version of Old Ale is closely related to the first. For me, these are robustly malty beers, akin to a top-fermented version of a doppelbock.
Top Beers of the Style
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia (4D) Old Ale (4.096453)
Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia Old Ale (3.990803)
The Bruery Sucré (3.987291)
Harviestoun Ola Dubh (40 Year Old) (3.97907)
Kuhnhenn Fifth Dementia Very Old Ale (3.936582)