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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (927) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (572) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1945) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (1009) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (886) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1387) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Clear copper pour with a white head. Aroma is nuts, toast, and spicy hops. Taste follows with additional toffee and light citrus zest notes. Lasting pine aftertaste. Medium light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 31 Dec 2011 -- A very bright beer with citrus hops. Odd combination for a winter beer, but it tastes good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Haskells. Copper. Hoppy aroma that wasn’t all that expected. Frothy head is present. Taste is mostly IPA with a minimal malt element. Floral and grassy. Caramel and toffee at the very end. It’s like an IPA ages into an old man as the sip progresses. Tip of my hat to the Old Man.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (738) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper with white head. Nice aroma. Light maltiness, fairly heavy alcohol flavor, but done well. Hops are nice. Old man take a look at my life, I kinda like you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (512) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2014
BOD 9/24/14. Clear amber pour with a slight garnet cast. Outstanding massive head, lacing and retention. Very light nose of sweet malt (biscuit and caramel) with hints of tropical citrus and either plum or pear. Light medium body that has a nice oily texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is of normal intensity, fairly balanced and has a bit of complexity. It begins with hop flavor (pine and citrus rind) that flows into a medium bitterness. As the bitterness fades, mostly caramel sweetness is noted. This sweetness lingers through the finish and becomes totally caramel in nature. The finish leaves you with a nice alcohol burn at the back of the throat and a "peppery" note with a grain alcohol residual flavor.

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