Log in or Sign up
Extreme Beer Fest
returns to Boston on March 21 & 22, 2014.
Tickets are on sale now
BeerAdvocate mobile beta: Testers Wanted
. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Android or Google Chrome user? Get a
14 day free trial to BeerAdvocate magazine on Google Play Newsstand
today! (AU, CA, UK, US only).
Extreme Beer Fest
Google Play Newsstand
Olde Auburn Ale House
Active Beers: 0
Beer Ratings: 0
Beer Avg: 0
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 34
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
124 Tichenor Ave
phone: (334) 821-6773
// CLOSED //
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
next › last »
| Reviews: 17
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in on 11/11/06, after a most miserable football game took place less than a mile away- Im ready to eat, drink, and forget about what I just witnessed in person, along with 87,000+ people.
After walking through the foyer type of area, which contains a mantle adorned with empty bottles of beer not available in AL (Westmalle, Chimay, and a few others) a large room opens up, adorned with English pub paraphernalia and beer signs. Walls are of brick, with a bar up against the wall, with several patrons scrounging for a drink.
I look up at the chalkboard to see what is on tap today, and they had four brews ( they try to keep a few more than that available at all times)- The Hop Dragon, the Plainsman IPA, the cleverly-named Catch Her in the Rye, and the Tiger Tale Ale (a kolsch). In waiting for a table, I spoke with the owner, and he said they had just run out of a few of their offerings, one being their stout (DAMNIT).
When I was seated, I ordered a Hop Dragon, a hoppy offering (surprise), probably on the verge of being a IIPA- a very enjoyable beer, diminished only by the plastic cup in which it was served (WTF?). I ordered some buffalo chicken tenders with their homemade fries (quite tasty) and bleu cheese dressing, along with my 2nd beer- the Plainsman IPA, which tasted a little bland, probably because of the Hop Dragon I had before. The food was good (although I remember having had ordered things here in years past and some being not so good). The person who accompanied me had the beer cheese soup, which he enjoyed, but he said the French dip he had after was OK, with the au jus tasting institutional.
The service was attentive, I didnt really have to wait too long to get anything, considering the crowd there (even with the excess of UGA fans). While I dont really remember what everything cost individually, I want to say that my party of 2 was able to get 2 appetizers (the tenders I ordered were on the appetizer list), a French dip sandwich, and 4 beers for around $45 (tip included)- not bad at all!
I know I will come here again- I always try to stop when Im in town, and while there are a few shortcomings (beer availability hit-or-miss, plastic cups), this is still a great place to go with some good beer.
11-17-2006 19:26:28 |
More by llitsua
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
When I went to The Olde Auburn Ale House they had four beers on tap the beers ranged from average to good. The Stout is one of the better beers. The Atmosphere of this place is nicer then the price ends up being. The quality of the food is was really good and the selection of foods is also pretty good. The Olde Auburn Ale House will changer the beers ever so often with the seasonal beers. The Olde Auburn Ale House will work with groups that want to have meeting at the Brewpub. I would like to go back to this place sometime when I go back to Auburn.
10-07-2006 05:34:55 |
More by harpus
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $
I have been to Old Auburn Alehouse several times, although the beers in my opinion are slightly lacking, overall it is always a fun experience and they have tasty food.
It has a good atmosphere, with fun ornaments on the walls and old fashioned brick walls in some parts. The place does emit a sense of fun.
The quality of the food is wonderful, while the beer is lacking. I have had the hoppy dragon, and thought it was way too grapefruity (maybe use as variety of hops) the imperial stout, which was a little to watery but still not bad, the tiger tail, which entirely unimpressed me, the plainsmen IPA, which was a terrible IPA but not a bad beer in general (just call it an amber ale) the stout, which I found to be pretty good.
The service has always been great when I go. The servers are nice and the beer generally gets to you quick. They have made mistakes on our orders but they are quick to remedy them and normally comp what they messed up.
The selection of beer is quite bleak, but the menu has some fun items and a mildly wider variety
The food is pretty good, I have tried their pan fried chicken, delicious, and their fish and chips, just as good in its own fishy way.
The beers are quite cheap and the meals are reasonable.
I will go back to the Alehouse, but really wish they would make a few really good beers for me to enjoy.
A good strong hoppy real American IPA would be wonderful, but I do know that the state of Alabama still has the archaic beer alcohol limits, so this could be what is holding back their progress...
02-05-2006 04:35:06 |
More by KyleVick4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place opened up when I was in college at Auburn. Now whenever I'm back in town I try to stop by and grab a Striper Stout (Oatmeal Stout). All of the beers are good there and they even have a root beer brewed on the premises that was excellent if you're designated driving.
My favorite dish was the shepherds pie served with a gravy made from the Striper Stout with parmesan mashed potatoes. Excellent with their coal black oatmeal stout.
The IPA was not quite as hoppy as some IPA's but that is the way I like it. The Tiger Tail was the lightest colored and flavored beer I have ever tried at a brewpub.
If you don't know what you want they offer a sampler with 4 oz servings of all their beers.
01-05-2006 23:37:28 |
More by sammy44
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Checked out this place with fellow BA Moocy. The place is pretty fun to hang out in, lots of beer decorations all over the place. They have a band stage set up and apparently have some playing pretty steadily. The only food I tried were the pub chips which were very good, as well as the homemade ranch I tried. I tried both the stout and the raspberry beer. The stout was very good and the raspberry was excellent. The prices aren't too steep and overall this is a great place to visit if you are ever in the Auburn area.
12-22-2005 17:09:45 |
More by BurnsTau
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Finally got around to the Olde Auburn Ale House for lunch. There were only about 4 tables filled there, but there was only one (new) waitress and she was swamped. I ordered a philly steak and it came out reasonably quick. Best philly steak I ever had. I ordered a pint of Hemp Ale (which was somehow connected with Wildman Steve - the Local Hippie Radio Celebrity). They have several other beers that rotate out like two different IPA's, an oatmeal stout, a kolsch, a fruit beer, a dubbel. Extremely knowledgable bartender that you can geek with. Great service.
10-26-2004 19:19:14 |
More by moocey
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4
Auburn is a college town with a small town feel. Because its in a college town, it seems like it is stuck being a few too many things...bar for college kids/nicer restaurant for adults/brewpub for beer lovers. It is located just down from Toomers Corner in the heart of the Auburn University campus. I tried three of their beers, but they only have four regulars and a seasonal. I had all but the Stout...the Kolsch, Pale Ale, and Amber, and all were very good. I wished both that I had more time, and that they had more selection. My burger was excellent also, but I hate to rate the food much higher due to not having tried anything off the dinner menu. If you're going to be in or near Auburn, its certainly worth stopping in. I look forward to my next visit and some more Auburn Amber Ale.
02-18-2003 15:30:16 |
More by au1sec
next › last »
Olde Auburn Ale House in Auburn, AL
Your name or email address:
Do you already have an account?
No, create an account now.
Yes, my password is:
Forgot your password?
Stay logged in
Top 250 Beers
Change of Address