Great Oakley Delapre Dark (500ml Bottle)
Delapre Dark is a black old ale with full flavour made from 5 different malts. It won a Bronze Award at the SIBA Beer Competition held in Nottingham on 19th October 2006.
Old Ale is a simple enough style to figure out. At least, once you understand that there are three or four beer styles called Old Ale. The first is the best known - the strong dark Old Peculier style. The second type of Old Ale is a blended dark ale. At least one of the beers comprising the blend will be aged for a couple of years in wood casks. The third version of Old Ale is a form of mild – a low-gravity dark ale. Another version of Old Ale is closely related to the first. For me, these are robustly malty beers, akin to a top-fermented version of a doppelbock.