hockeybeerguy (212) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours an amber/brown color with a white lumpy head that dissipates within seconds. What there is of the lacing slides down the glass. The smell has some roasted nuts and alcohol. The taste has some clove and the roasted nuts come back that seem to mix in with the hops for a good balance. The mouthfeel is about medium with the alcohol felt. Overall, this is good for me.
mgALE (4) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good seasonal beer with a good finish. I would have again but not my first choice.
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nike (746) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber pour, light aroma, slight hoppy finish, light body, thin feel, average carbonation. Iím not sure about the complexity this beers descibes itself to be, but, overall decent brew.
Lemke10 (540) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a clear, medium brown color with a slight, beige head. Just some grains and slight hops in the aroma, but nothing too fancy. There are some floral tones and spices in the flavor. A decent overall texture as it finishes with a slightly bitter taste. It has a kind of dry taste overall that gives a unique tasting experience. This is my first Old Ale, so I donít have anything to compare it to, but this is pretty good!
Digital_Aura (208) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours a light golden brown (Lovibond 14) with frothy 1/2" head. Sticks around and invites a remarkable lace. Faint aroma of grapefruit. Tastes like sweet pink grapefruit at first before giving way to a more robust, evenly balanced malt flavour. Finishes bitter. Long aftertaste. Good mouthfeel, lemon clean, low carbonation.
BroSpud (1348) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours copper with a thin off-white head. Pretty good winter ale with slightly more hops than most other winters. Pairs great with a hearty beef stew.
snoworsummer (352) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With SK girls. $6 in a bottle at the Phoenix. Slightly bitter but a good flavor. Smooth and refreshing.
Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy yet I still taste barley. Strong hops on the tongue, but a smooth almost malty finish. Almost a dark appearing beer with its dark amber color.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear, dark copper with average, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and bread malts, figs, dates, grassy and floral hops, and light spice. Flavor is balanced dry, bready malts and hops (medium bitterness) with some dark fruit esters and light caramel; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
MaltOne (145) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice. Pours clear golden retriever red with an adequate cream head, nice lacing receding to a thin cap. Aromas are first of hops, then of shortbread, yeast. Flavor is fist a mildly hoppy, then some lightly roasted barley, a hint of vanilla - a lightly bitter coating on a rich creamy center. It starts of light on the palate, but has a long finish. Overall very enjoyable. Southern Tier knows how to use hops - itís a contibuter to a balanced product without excess.