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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Dark pale ale. An American ale that reserves its right to be different. A bit lighter in body, Old Court provides a citrusy hop aroma and caramel finish. 16 Mile names this ale for Sussex Countyís original courthouse, which has been serving judicial needs since 1791. Today it stands on South Bedford Street just south of The Circle in historic Georgetown, Delaware.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt, tea, earthy. Tastes earthy with some light caramelly hints on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CptAmerica (29) - USA - FEB 19, 2011
A dark ale. Itís dark brown in color with a white head when poured into a glass. This ale isnít bad, much better than Budwieserís american ale. You can still taste some of the hops in this beer, but is still smooth in flavor.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2011
22oz can. Clear copper body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, light prune. Taste is moderately sweet, prune/raisin, caramel, light orange. Sticky medium body. How is this an APA?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3163) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Typical pale ale. Nice amount of hoppiness. Beautiful amber color. Nice head. Much superior on tap.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1462) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Old Court evokes an older time and you can easily imagine this beer being sipped in an old colonial courthouse. Aroma opens the sinuses with bright lemon, pine and mouthwash. Pours light and clear chestnut with a one-finger rocky off-white head. Leaves a bit of lacing. Medium bodied, this beer sports a balanced profile with a bit of a metallic overtone (noble hops?). No citrus component. Reminds me of an altbier more than a pale ale. Tasty. Comes in an awesome 1 1/2 pint can shaped like a bottle !

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with an average, frothy beige head, medium-short retention with fair to good lacing. Aroma is average malt (biscuit, cookie, straw), average hops (woody, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear). Flavor is average malt (biscuit, cookie, straw), average hops (woody, earthy), and average esters (apple/pear). Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish. This beer seems rather similar to their Amber Ale, though less exciting. An extra bit of hops and less dark caramel malt would really help this ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4688) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2010
22 oz aluminum bottle. Pours a dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that fell to a thin film. The nose is quite sweet with a hefty dose of crystal malt and caramel. Minimal hops, smells more like instant iced tea than an APA. The flavor is fairly weak with a thinnish lightly crystal malt laced base. Just a light bitterness on the finish, and a bit husky. Medium bodied, a little too much residual sugar in there from the crystal malt. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty weak effort. Cool packaging, but thatís about it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - OCT 23, 2010
This came in an aluminum bomber. Should I be saving these things? Maybe they could be used for homebrew. They could even be a collectorís item someday. My cousin collects old cans - has thousands of them - but I wonít get into that now. Dark pour. Light malty aroma. Old Court is a pretty sweet, bready, malty ale. The hops are fairly low key. There is a whiff of stale pipe smoke too - I agree with Dorwart, who says it reminds him of the inside of an old inn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2341) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Thin white head of rather dense bubbles and decent carbonation. Aroma smells of an old inn. Well weathered old wood, some dusty malts and a hint of fruit. Color is a nice crimson brown. Very flavorful. Nice and malty like an old ale but with a decent amount of zippy and bitter hops. Some roastyness that blends well with this mild ale. A pretty good brew. Came in one of those cool 22 oz aluminum bottles.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2010
651mL aluminum can. Poured translucent rosy amber with a creamy, easily-resuscitated beige head. The aroma picked up caramel, nutty notes, and a touch of molasses with a bit of candied appeal.. vanilla came through on the back.. light earthy and citrus hops around.. too much like candy for me, but it was by all means approachable. The flavor found candied caramel, fruity notes, and molasses at the core.. light, grainy citrus and lesser pine bitterness around.. overall skewed toward the sweet, almost buttery maltage. Light-medium bodied on the palate.. very scratchy and grainy, keeping it from feeling smooth.. balance was OK.. non-offensive, but I really donít need another.


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