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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 2416
Jule-ale (Andrimne Old Ale)
20 L 6.59% 47.08 1.071 1.021
BIAB 2005
Ye Olde Ale
5.5 gal 8.48% 38.16 1.090 1.026
Partial Mash 1484
Old Mr. Brown's Squirrel Tale Ale
5.5 gal 8.57% 61.33 1.077 1.015
Partial Mash 1358
Gamleguten
25 L 6.07% 46.97 1.065 1.018
BIAB 1343
Welsh Strong Cask Ale 5 gallon
5 gal 6.43% 35.41 1.064 1.015
extract 1287
castle red
25 L 6.63% 38.96 1.065 1.015
All Grain 1275
Red Sky at Night
5 gal 7.06% 61.21 1.079 1.025
All Grain 1237
Ye Olde Schindee Ale
2.35 gal 8.51% 70.63 1.091 1.027
BIAB 1007
7 sorts of xmas - chocolate raspberry
25 L 7.29% 47.31 1.072 1.017
BIAB 778

Newest Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Holiday Prowler BBL
30 gal 6.98% 28.63 1.070 1.019
BIAB 6
17B - Old Ale - III
6 gal 8.16% 51.09 1.081 1.019
All Grain 19
Old Bumble 2019
5.5 gal 13.17% 45.89 1.123 1.022
All Grain 26
Terry's Red Ale
23 L 5.67% 33.5 1.058 1.015
All Grain 17
Kettle Tally Ho
11 L 7.37% 63.77 1.070 1.014
BIAB 48
wee heavy/old ale
5.5 gal 7.72% 38.39 1.083 1.024
All Grain 70
Old Tom
21 L 8.43% 38.78 1.076 1.012
All Grain 15
Olde Ale
170 gal 8.03% 52.49 1.080 1.019
All Grain 26
English Old Ale
5 gal 6.37% 42.03 1.072 1.023
All Grain 75
Award Winning Old Ale
5 gal 10.45% 30.82 1.109 1.030
All Grain 72

Fermentables Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name
Recipes
Country
Category
Type
Color
PPG
Avg. Usage
Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 92 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 74% 17% - 100%
Molasses 43 Sugar sugar 80°L
36 4% 1% - 17%
American - Chocolate 28 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 1% - 4%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 26 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 1% - 11%
American - Pale 2-Row 26 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 66% 31% - 89%
Belgian - Special B 25 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 11%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 23 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 9%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 21 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 17 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 51 5 36% 9% - 100%
Fuggles 47 4.5 35% 5% - 100%
Northern Brewer 16 7.8 41% 17% - 100%
Magnum 15 15 49% 11% - 100%
Willamette 14 4.5 44% 10% - 75%
Challenger 13 8.5 40% 7% - 71%
Cascade 13 7 26% 10% - 75%
Nugget 13 14 58% 17% - 100%
Target 13 11.5 46% 7% - 100%
Bramling Cross 8 6.5 40% 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%
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 base malt 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 21 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 15 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
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 9 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318 8 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°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 - New World Strong Ale M42 5 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 79.5% 61°F 72°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
Gypsum 17 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 61%
Whirlfloc 17 Water Agt Boil 77% 3% - 100%
Irish Moss 16 Fining Boil 78% 1% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 72%
Epsom Salt 7 Water Agt Mash 11% 0% - 40%
Lactic acid 6 Water Agt Mash 68% 2% - 100%
Baking Soda 6 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 22%
Chalk 5 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 39%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 3 Water Agt Mash 12% 1% - 33%
Table Salt 3 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 33%

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