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Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale

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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With the onset of winter, the brewer’s mind turns to providing warmth. For our winter seasonal, Southern Tier offers Old Man Winter Ale, a rich and complex amalgam of hops and barley that will put the feeling back in your toes and lift your spirits above the snow. Old Man Winter throws a deep and inviting hue with a thickness that clings to the glass and the warmth of an open flame. Because of its high alcohol content, Old Man Winter is a heady brew that encourages sipping and pondering its essential richness. Drink it fresh now, or cellar some bottles to see how this old man becomes wiser with age.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptMatey (109) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a 1/4 inch white head that left thin lacing. Had some tiny floaters. Aroma is of caramel , sweet malts, pine, and a trace of alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, fruit, citrus and pine hops with a moderate to assertive bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arojewski (50) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Points off for a less than appealing color to clarity, but otherwise excellent. Well masked alcohol content. Tastes like Christmas!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shot (176) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper with a thin head. Aromas are floral hops and apricot. Flavors are apricot, honey and biscuit with a sturdy hop backbone. Finishes with caramel and ginger. Slightly oily mouthfeel, but also peppery. Overall, this isn’t bad, but it’s not a terribly memorable winter ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frozer (147) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Brown with some sediment. Little head. Sweet malty smell. Medium body with a mild hop bite to it.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mario_giri (56) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Degu @erzbierschof. Riecht kurlig, weich, fettig: Sojasauce!(umami?) Malzig, wenig bitter, normal Co2, keine Säure. Recht ausgewogen.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (774) - Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy ruby hued dark copper with some very fine particles floating around. Has a finger of off head with good lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet with some caramel, toasted malt, and a bit of citrus and pine. Taste is moderately malt forward with a bit of sweetness. Toasted bread crust flavor as well as some herbal tea. Also a balanced amount of citrus, herbal and pine hop flavor that provides a moderate level of bitterness and even a hint of spicines. A slight hint of alcohol. Finishes semi dry with a bit of piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat slick with a medium body and moderate/high carbonation. Well put together and balanced winter ale with good complexity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pours a deep amber color, mostly clear, and small tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and toffee hitting the nose. Taste follows that with caramel and toffee in the malts, also some breadiness, and hints of floral hops. I’ve had this many times, first time rating it. It’s always a tough one for me to drink and two would be my max. It knocks me on my ass for some reason.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1743) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Pours amber with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, bready and some light floral hops. Taste is sweet and a little spicy. Medium bodied with a thick texture and soft carbonation. High alcohol was noticeable at times.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle - Pours a clear copper with a rocky head and lacing. Citrus and malt aromas. Good balance of citrus, sweet malts, and a bitter finish. Well made, interesting ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a clear rust orange with white head. Has a faint spicy hop and sweet malt aroma. Taste starts with some fruits and citrus but turns some dry bitter hops. Bitterness tampers off with with a slight bitter sweet aftertaste.


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