Average rating 8.76923076923077 out of 10 ( based on 26 reviews )

Old American Ale, made like it should

Review by Patrick Volling on 11/14/2012

Old American Ale was my first attempt at Homebrewing. My neighbor ordered two kits; I chose OAA, He did a stout. Both are great. Everything went as the instructions said, and the beer is better than I thought. I'm going to do the "California" next and even though this is an intermediate level kit, I can't see how even I could miscue on this. That the instructions are on line is a big plus. Thanks Williams, keep up the great work.


Review by Brant on 5/31/2012

The aroma during the boiling of this Ale was great! It smelled almost buttery. Just put them in the fridge after carbonation was complete and can't wait to taste them!

Excellent for the Everyday Beer

Review by Charles on 3/25/2011

This was my inaugural brew, and I've enjoyed it. Trick is to let it age a bit before enjoying. I think I'd throw in more hops and even some Amber DME next time to up the ante of the alcohol a little and to add more complexity but even by itself it was great, and I really like the way it presents in a nice piece of glassware. CONS: I only bottled it in 12 ounce bottles and wish I'd have bottled it in 24 ounce bottles...

Smooth and Refreshing Beer

Review by James D. on 7/1/2010

Pros: In the last two years I have returned to brewing at home. During this past summer (2009), I brewed this beer. I was patient, used a secondary fermenter and allowed the beer to age as instructed. My 83 year old mother-in-law came out for a visit and loved the beer - she usually drinks wine but for two weeks this beer became her evening ritual. It is a nice beer to introduce the Coors/Bud/Miller crowd to what real beer can taste like. Everyone has been amazed at the taste and clarity of this beer.

Cons: Gone way too fast.


Review by Rich P. on 4/29/2009

Pros: Brewed this April 10, 2009 and kegged it April 26. Nice and clean, a little fruity. Needs to set up a little yet. Looks like a good summer brew that everyone will enjoy.

Cons: Tastes a little thin but it's still early. Not a big fan of the malt pouches, but the kits are nicely organized and packaged.