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Strong British Ale - Old Ale

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Shipwreck Strong Ale
5.5 gal 8.82% 43.94 1.085 1.018
BIAB 2564
Jule-ale (Andrimne Old Ale)
20 L 6.59% 47.08 1.071 1.021
BIAB 2098
Ye Olde Ale
5.5 gal 8.48% 38.16 1.090 1.026
Partial Mash 1566
Old Mr. Brown's Squirrel Tale Ale
5.5 gal 8.57% 61.33 1.077 1.015
Partial Mash 1428
Gamleguten
25 L 6.07% 46.97 1.065 1.018
BIAB 1390
Red Sky at Night
5 gal 7.06% 61.21 1.079 1.025
All Grain 1346
Welsh Strong Cask Ale 5 gallon
5 gal 6.43% 35.41 1.064 1.015
extract 1340
castle red
25 L 6.63% 38.96 1.065 1.015
All Grain 1322
Ye Olde Schindee Ale
2.35 gal 8.51% 70.63 1.091 1.027
BIAB 1077
Old Fezziwig Clone
5 gal 6.37% 56 1.067 1.018
extract 953

Newest Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Stock Ale
6.5 gal 7.39% 55.42 1.075 1.019
BIAB 1
Old Jubilation
5.5 gal 8.02% 25.28 1.076 1.015
All Grain 21
Fjord & Fjell Old Bugger
80 L 8.2% 46.13 1.084 1.022
All Grain 23
Imperial Mild Ale
23 L 8% 96.9 1.084 1.023
All Grain 22
Spy Hen
20 L 6.18% 30.99 1.063 1.016
BIAB 19
Asgardian Winter Warmer
5.5 gal 9.23% 28.92 1.096 1.026
All Grain 75
Jubilant Goldmontes
5.5 gal 7.54% 41.69 1.073 1.016
All Grain 14
Curmudgeon Old Ale
6.4 gal 9.03% 71.16 1.090 1.022
All Grain 58
Hibernation Holiday Stout 2019
5.5 gal 7.69% 53.22 1.078 1.020
All Grain 22
Old Ale
23 L 5.68% 29.45 1.061 1.018
All Grain 48

Fermentables Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 97 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 74% 17% - 100%
Molasses 47 Sugar sugar 80°L
36 4% 1% - 17%
American - Chocolate 33 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 1% - 4%
American - Pale 2-Row 32 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 66% 31% - 89%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 29 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 1% - 11%
Belgian - Special B 27 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 11%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 25 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 9%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 24 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 1% 0% - 2%
Brown Sugar 19 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 5% 1% - 29%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 18 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 1% - 9%

Hops Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 53 5 36% 9% - 100%
Fuggles 51 4.5 35% 5% - 100%
Magnum 19 15 55% 11% - 100%
Nugget 17 14 57% 17% - 100%
Northern Brewer 17 7.8 42% 17% - 100%
Challenger 15 8.5 38% 7% - 71%
Cascade 15 7 27% 10% - 75%
Willamette 14 4.5 44% 10% - 75%
Target 13 11.5 46% 7% - 100%
Bramling Cross 10 6.5 33% 9% - 83%

Steeping Grains Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 3 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 14% 5% - 31%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 41% 2% - 80%
Flaked Barley 1 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
32 7% 7% - 7%
New Zealand - Dark Chocolate Malt 1 New Zealand Grain roasted malt 659.898°L
32.7 11% 11% - 11%
United Kingdom - Brown 1 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 65°L
32 10% 10% - 10%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 1 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 48% 48% - 48%
German - CaraAmber 1 German Grain crystal malt 23°L
34 26% 26% - 26%
Rolled Oats 1 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 20% 20% - 20%
Briess - Barley, Flaked 1 American Grain other 1.4°L
32.2 10% 10% - 10%
United Kingdom - Crystal 30L 1 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 30°L
34 60% 60% - 60%

Yeasts Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 22 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 16 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 12 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 11 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - Scottish Ale 1728 10 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 71% 55°F 75°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 10 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 6 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 6 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
Mangrove Jack - Empire Ale M15 5 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 72.5% 70°F 75°F
Imperial Yeast - A09 Pub 5 Imperial Yeast Ale Very High 69% 64°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Whirlfloc 19 Fining Boil 84% 9% - 100%
Gypsum 18 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 61%
Irish Moss 17 Fining Boil 79% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 72%
Lactic acid 8 Water Agt Mash 67% 2% - 100%
Epsom Salt 6 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Chalk 5 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 39%
Baking Soda 4 Water Agt Mash 1% 0% - 1%
Table Salt 3 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 33%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 3 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 20%

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