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Old Ale

Soft and full-bodied, with hints of dried fruits and dates. Rich, dark and warming. To be enjoyed in the autumn and winter months by a roaring fire.

ALC 4.3% VOL
Available October - March
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Awards

IBC 2018: Gold | IBC 2018: Low Alcohol Old Ale: Silver | BBI 2018: Silver | 2017 CAMRA Woking: Beer of the Festival |  IBC 2017: Silver | Beer Awards 2016: 4* | IBC 2016: Silver | World Beer Awards 2015: World's Best Mild 
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ABOUT

Burnt sugars and roasted malts compliment the premium Maris Otter barley, supplanting the light bitterness of aroma hops. With hints of dried fruit and dates, this rich ale has been likened to the oak: steadfast throughout the year, regardless of the season.

ORIGIN

Old Ale was Harvey’s Brewery’s first beer to win a National Award in 1952. The beer is celebrated by the Brewery's annual 'Dancing in the Old' event with local Morris Men and Women joining us in our brewery yard the first weekend of October.

IN THE SHOP

Old Ale is available throughout the year in our Brewery Shop in 275ml bottles, 500ml bottles, low alcohol 275ml bottles, and from October to March in 36 Pint Polypins.
Old Ale 275ml
Old Ale 500ml
Low Alcohol Old Ale

Food Pairing

Roast Beef Sandwich and Old Ale

Mahogany-red in colour, this veteran beer style has dried fruit, currants, sultanas and suggestions of milk chocolate on the nose. There is dried fruit, a hint of chocolate and caramel on the palate, as well as a vinous hint in the background. It has a medium-bodied mouth feel allied to a smooth creaminess and an appealing (but not cloying) sweetness. Instead of a mid afternoon cup of tea, try a glass with Madeira cake, where the beer’s character acts as an extra ingredient.

Also try with a roast beef sandwich but with piccalilli instead of mustard; or put half a pint in a beef stew and drink the rest alongside.

Adrian Tierney-Jones: Award-winning freelance journalist,  Author, and Beer Writer of the year 2017. 

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FIND HARVEY'S BEERS NEAR YOU

Our 45 pubs are spread over South East England, with three establishments in London (in Borough, Clapham, and Wandsworth).

You can, of course, find a pint of Harvey's in many other pubs and venues in the area.

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