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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfratzke (51) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Clear copper color. Light tan head disapates quickly. Aroma of fresh cut wood, floral hops. Taste is straight up bitter. Seems really unbalanced. Different, yet I don’t drink many old ales to compare. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2014
a different smell—sweet leather? Sawdust & caramel, & i don’t mean either negatively. The off white head dies quickly, the slightest haze in the amber. lighter on the tongue than expected. Caramel, orange, wheat bread, alcohol. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Dark brown semi-transparent body with some head and some lacing. Aroma of cocoa and hops, though not a prominent aroma. Taste is quite bitter and roast. A bit unusual for an old ale- certainly not a traditional british style old ale anyway. Abv well masked. Enjoyable but nothing too interesting here really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (312) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Light copper point into snifter. Creamy off white head. Good balance of caramel maltiness with citrus and pine notes. A winter IPA, could use a higher ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (686) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Decent beer. Nothing memorable. Pours light amber. Pleasant blend of sweet and bitter flavoring. Medium-heavy body with light carbonation. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1110) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Light brown with an amber tint. Small head a some lace. Taste is a spicy with a touch of fruity citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandon1989 (240) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2014
pours a clear copper color with a thick creamy off white head that leaves lots of lacing. the aroma is floral hops and bread. you can also pick up some mild spices but they are more prevalent in the taste. the taste also consists of floral hops. there is quite a bit of bitterness but not overpowering. i would never guess this beer is 7% abv because it is such an easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jethro6191 (435) - Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours a deep clear copper with a thin ivory head that clings to the glass. Floral aroma. Flavor begin with malty sweetness that gives way to a spicy fruitiness and resinous hops. The finish is warming. Thick reach mouthfeel. Full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear brown, copper, rubyish color with a modest head. Aroma of fresh earthy floral hops and some caramel. Taste of grains and bread. Mediumlight bodied. Light bitterness at least. Prettys smooth and easy drinking winter beer. Ave carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Draft. This is much lighter than other old ales i have tried. It has a nice depth of flavor though.

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