Old Ale Bottles

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 34 reviews
£21.99
  • Mild
  • 4.1%
  • 12x500ml
  • Suitable for Vegans

Old Ale is based on one of Adnams' oldest beer recipes, dating back to 1890. This winter warmer is brewed with East Anglian Pale Ale malt; Crystal malted barley, and First Gold hops, and has flavours of red fruit, roasted grains, and a h... Read more

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Hops
First Gold
Malts
Pale Ale, Crystal
Old Ale

Old Ale

Traditionally brewed in the winter months, the brewing team look forward to making Old Ale, just as much as our customers look forward to drinking it. Old Ale is a term traditionally applied to strong, dark, malty beers and has been known to describe bottle conditioned ‘stock ales,’ or ‘keeping ales,’ which were beers held in a pub or brewery to mature and age. Historically, old ales were served as a ‘boost’ to mild ales and were supplemented according to taste. This practice began in pubs and was later picked up by breweries who stored and sometimes blended beers to add some ‘old’ character to the new. Breweries such as Adnams produced a lighter style of old ale, almost replicating the flavours customers were trying to achieve when they took the time to blend their own at the bar. They offer a tantalising taste of the past.
Old Ale

Description

Old Ale is based on one of Adnams' oldest beer recipes, dating back to 1890. This winter warmer is brewed with East Anglian Pale Ale malt; Crystal malted barley, and First Gold hops, and has flavours of red fruit, roasted grains, and a hint of caramel. It is eagerly anticipated with the change in the seasons and has that warming fireside glow about it.

How does it taste

Old Ale’s style is akin to a mild, so hops play second fiddle to the malt. You’ll find rich aromas of caramel and nutty chocolate, which also come through on the palate along with hints of liquorice and red fruits. This is all balanced by a smooth bitterness that cleanses the palate and makes room for the next sip.

ALLERGEN AND DIETARY

This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Contains: Barley, Gluten

Nutritional information (per 100ml)
Energy (KJ / kcal) 165 / 39
average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by Tim B.
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Great Real Real Ale

My favourite beer is a dark mild but it's very hard to find these days. This authentic ale recipe is the closest and very best that I've found in a bottle. Great accompaniment to a Ploughman's lunch or just enjoyed with some pork scratchings.

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Great beer

Definitely one of my husband's favourites, he says its a really easy drinking beer

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Bang On

The label is amusing, the beer is a delicious mild that can be enjoyed no matter what the weather. Sat outside on a warm May afternoon, quenches the thirst rather nicely.

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Excellent Ale

I tried this beer when I went on the Adnams Brewery Tour and was pleasantly surprised. Wouldn’t have been a natural choice but very reminiscent of a Mild beer. Excellent flavours and taste.

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My New Favourite Beer

Discovered this gem when visiting friends in Suffolk. A darker ale with lovely smoky flavour. I've not seen it before in any pubs in London or Surrey. Try it.

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