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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 2644
Jule-ale (Andrimne Old Ale)
20 L 6.59% 47.08 1.071 1.021
BIAB 2133
Ye Olde Ale
5.5 gal 8.48% 38.16 1.090 1.026
Partial Mash 1606
Old Mr. Brown's Squirrel Tale Ale
5.5 gal 8.57% 61.33 1.077 1.015
Partial Mash 1458
Gamleguten
25 L 6.07% 46.97 1.065 1.018
BIAB 1441
Welsh Strong Cask Ale 5 gallon
5 gal 6.43% 35.41 1.064 1.015
extract 1423
Red Sky at Night
5 gal 7.06% 61.21 1.079 1.025
All Grain 1393
castle red
25 L 6.63% 38.96 1.065 1.015
All Grain 1361
Ye Olde Schindee Ale
2.35 gal 8.51% 70.63 1.091 1.027
BIAB 1100
Old Fezziwig Clone
5 gal 6.37% 56 1.067 1.018
extract 1014

Newest Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Gubb Öl
12 L 5.67% 46.4 1.056 1.012
BIAB 9
Awesome Recipe
15 L 5.73% 25.07 1.060 1.016
All Grain 15
1936 Barclay Perkings KKKK
6 L 8.4% 79.73 1.079 1.019
Partial Mash 18
Curmudgeon Clone
5.5 gal 8.09% 57.02 1.084 1.022
All Grain 30
Tooheys black
23 L 3.91% 7.22 1.043 1.013
extract 23
Jamil's Olde Treacle Mine Old Ale
6 gal 9.39% 72.31 1.094 1.022
All Grain 52
red ale
28 L 4.35% 27.08 1.042 1.009
BIAB 24
Yew aged well
20 L 6.84% 46.7 1.068 1.016
All Grain 23
Stock Ale
6.5 gal 7.39% 55.42 1.075 1.019
BIAB 30
Old Ale
5.5 gal 7.78% 57.05 1.084 1.024
All Grain 21

Fermentables Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 99 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 74% 17% - 100%
Molasses 51 Sugar sugar 80°L
36 4% 1% - 17%
American - Pale 2-Row 32 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 66% 31% - 89%
American - Chocolate 31 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 1% - 4%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 27 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 9%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 27 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 - Black Patent 24 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 1% 0% - 2%
Brown Sugar 20 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 55 5 37% 9% - 100%
Fuggles 51 4.5 34% 5% - 100%
Nugget 19 14 57% 17% - 100%
Magnum 19 15 55% 11% - 100%
Northern Brewer 17 7.8 42% 17% - 100%
Challenger 15 8.5 39% 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%
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%
Flaked Barley 1 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
32 7% 7% - 7%
Bestmalz - Red X 1 German Grain base malt 12°L
36 11% 11% - 11%
German - CaraRed 1 German Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 40% 40% - 40%
United Kingdom - Crystal 70L 1 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 70°L
34 21% 21% - 21%
Belgian - Roasted Barley 1 Belgian Grain roasted malt 575°L
30 20% 20% - 20%
Rolled Oats 1 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 20% 20% - 20%

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 - Scottish Ale 1728 12 Wyeast Ale 0.12 High 71% 55°F 75°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
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 9 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 7 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 6 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°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 20 Fining Boil 85% 9% - 100%
Gypsum 20 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 61%
Irish Moss 16 Fining Boil 78% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 72%
Epsom Salt 8 Water Agt Mash 1% 0% - 3%
Lactic acid 8 Water Agt Mash 77% 2% - 100%
Chalk 6 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 39%
Table Salt 5 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 33%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 4 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 20%
Baking Soda 4 Water Agt Mash 1% 0% - 1%

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