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 Fourth Dementia (4D) Old Ale - Bourbon Barrel (4.108249)
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Bourbon Barrel) (4.049415)
The Bruery Poterie (4.001939)
Harviestoun Ola Dubh (40 Year Old) (3.99206)
AleSmith Olde Ale - Bourbon & Brandy (3.923901)