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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 3177
Jule-ale (Andrimne Old Ale)
20 L 6.59% 47.08 1.071 1.021
BIAB 2390
Ye Olde Ale
5.5 gal 8.48% 38.16 1.090 1.026
Partial Mash 1863
Welsh Strong Cask Ale 5 gallon
5 gal 6.43% 35.41 1.064 1.015
extract 1643
Red Sky at Night
5 gal 7.06% 61.21 1.079 1.025
All Grain 1616
Old Mr. Brown's Squirrel Tale Ale
5.5 gal 8.57% 61.33 1.077 1.015
Partial Mash 1615
Gamleguten
25 L 6.07% 46.97 1.065 1.018
BIAB 1547
castle red
25 L 6.63% 38.96 1.065 1.015
All Grain 1504
Ye Olde Schindee Ale
2.35 gal 8.51% 70.63 1.091 1.027
BIAB 1239
Old Fezziwig Clone
5 gal 6.37% 56 1.067 1.018
extract 1201

Newest Old Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Old Red
20 L 7.01% 41.4 1.070 1.017
All Grain 6
Old Ale
5 gal 6.73% 103.53 1.068 1.017
All Grain 9
Old Ale/Strong Ale
5.5 gal 7.11% 98.68 1.071 1.017
All Grain 9
Curmudgeon
5 gal 9.47% 36.56 1.095 1.023
All Grain 9
Traquuir House Ale
1.2 gal 6.43% 49.02 1.065 1.016
BIAB 4
Real Old Ale
10 L 5.64% 30.25 1.056 1.013
extract 29
Churmudgeon Ale
2 gal 8.03% 56.57 1.089 1.028
BIAB 8
Old Ale
14 L 7.65% 40.13 1.078 1.019
BIAB 9
Antigravedad - Old Ale
20 L 8.85% 32.81 1.083 1.016
All Grain 30
old peculier
19 L 5.86% 46.41 1.059 1.014
All Grain 19

Fermentables Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 103 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 74% 17% - 100%
Molasses 59 Sugar sugar 80°L
36 4% 1% - 17%
American - Chocolate 31 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 2% 1% - 4%
American - Pale 2-Row 31 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 31% - 89%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 29 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 3% 1% - 9%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 28 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 1% 0% - 2%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 27 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 6% 1% - 11%
Belgian - Special B 26 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 11%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 20 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 1% - 9%
Brown Sugar 20 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 5% 1% - 29%

Hops Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 57 5 36% 3% - 100%
Fuggles 54 4.5 35% 3% - 100%
Nugget 27 14 65% 17% - 100%
Magnum 20 15 53% 11% - 100%
Northern Brewer 19 7.8 41% 17% - 100%
Challenger 18 8.5 39% 7% - 71%
Willamette 16 4.5 41% 10% - 75%
Cascade 16 7 30% 10% - 100%
Target 15 11.5 49% 7% - 100%
Bramling Cross 11 6.5 30% 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 80L 2 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 27% 14% - 40%
American - Chocolate 2 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 31% 20% - 43%
German - CaraAmber 2 German Grain crystal malt 23°L
34 23% 20% - 26%
American - Caramel / Crystal 60L 2 American Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 41% 2% - 80%
New Zealand - Dark Chocolate Malt 2 New Zealand Grain roasted malt 659.898°L
32.7 16% 11% - 20%
Briess - Barley, Flaked 1 American Adjunct 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%
American - Smoked Malt 1 American Grain base malt 5°L
37 42% 42% - 42%
Flaked Barley 1 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
32 7% 7% - 7%

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 20 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 - London Ale III 1318 12 Wyeast Ale 0.1 High 73% 64°F 74°F
Wyeast - Scottish Ale 1728 11 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
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 8 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 7 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Empire Ale M15 6 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 72.5% 70°F 75°F
Wyeast - London ESB Ale 1968 6 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Very High 69% 64°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Old Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Whirlfloc 25 Water Agt Boil 79% 9% - 100%
Gypsum 21 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 61%
Irish Moss 15 Fining Boil 83% 10% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 67%
Epsom Salt 9 Water Agt Mash 2% 0% - 12%
Chalk 6 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 39%
Lactic acid 6 Water Agt Mash 77% 2% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 5 Water Agt Mash 0% 0% - 1%
Table Salt 5 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 33%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 4 Other Boil 38% 0% - 85%

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