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.
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