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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 3579
Jule-ale (Andrimne Old Ale)
20 L 6.59% 47.08 1.071 1.021
BIAB 2614
Ye Olde Ale
5.5 gal 8.48% 38.16 1.090 1.026
Partial Mash 2097
Welsh Strong Cask Ale 5 gallon
5 gal 6.43% 35.41 1.064 1.015
extract 1804
Red Sky at Night
5 gal 7.06% 61.21 1.079 1.025
All Grain 1764
Old Mr. Brown's Squirrel Tale Ale
5.5 gal 8.57% 61.33 1.077 1.015
Partial Mash 1742
castle red
25 L 6.63% 38.96 1.065 1.015
All Grain 1644
Gamleguten
25 L 6.07% 46.97 1.065 1.018
BIAB 1637
Old Fezziwig Clone
5 gal 6.37% 56 1.067 1.018
extract 1480
Ye Olde Schindee Ale
2.35 gal 8.51% 70.63 1.091 1.027
BIAB 1328

Newest Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Old Ale
5.5 gal 5.89% 48.93 1.055 1.010
BIAB 8
Awesome Recipe
100 L 7.82% 31.11 1.076 1.017
All Grain 3
Old Ale
22 L 7.34% 54.8 1.074 1.018
All Grain 11
Ol' Yule Loggy
5.75 gal 10.22% 63.5 1.101 1.023
BIAB 17
A Reet Gobfull
20 L 6.25% 47.03 1.062 1.014
All Grain 21
FootPrint Olde Ale 3G
3 gal 7.42% 40.17 1.070 1.013
All Grain 11
Herbal
26 L 6.61% 36.09 1.063 1.012
All Grain 15
Snowed in old ale
12 gal 6.3% 29.5 1.064 1.016
All Grain 15
Brew Year's Day '20 - Old Ale
5.75 gal 8.18% 68.35 1.083 1.020
All Grain 32
Dave Line Old Peculier-modified
11 L 6.32% 45.04 1.060 1.013
Partial Mash 59

Fermentables Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 87 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 74% 17% - 100%
Molasses 48 Sugar sugar 80°L
36 4% 0% - 17%
American - Chocolate 27 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 1% - 4%
Belgian - Special B 26 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 11%
Pale 2-Row 25 Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 67% 31% - 89%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 24 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 3% - 11%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 21 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 9%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 20 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 16 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 47 5 37% 9% - 100%
Fuggles 43 4.5 34% 5% - 100%
Magnum 16 15 55% 11% - 100%
Nugget 16 14 61% 17% - 100%
Northern Brewer 15 7.8 42% 17% - 100%
Challenger 14 8.5 43% 7% - 100%
Willamette 14 4.5 45% 10% - 75%
Cascade 14 7 27% 10% - 75%
Target 13 11.5 46% 7% - 100%
Bramling Cross 8 6.5 38% 15% - 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%
German - CaraAmber 2 German Grain crystal malt 23°L
34 23% 20% - 26%
New Zealand - Dark Chocolate Malt 2 New Zealand Grain roasted malt 659.898°L
32.7 16% 11% - 20%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 41% 2% - 80%

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 23 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 13 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 13 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Wyeast - Scottish Ale 1728 10 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 71% 55°F 75°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 9 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 7 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
Mangrove Jack - New World Strong Ale M42 5 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 79.5% 61°F 72°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 5 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 5 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F

Other Ingredients Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Whirlfloc 18 Fining Boil 69% 9% - 100%
Gypsum 17 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 61%
Irish Moss 15 Fining Boil 83% 10% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 10 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 67%
Lactic acid 7 Water Agt Mash 79% 2% - 100%
Epsom Salt 7 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Chalk 7 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 39%
Table Salt 4 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 33%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Baking Soda 3 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%

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