on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
warhawk91 (299) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is a caramel amber, clear with a nice off white head. Smell is spicy piney hops and a nice roasted caramel presence. Taste is similar, kind of like a malty IPA. Good balance of malt and hops, kind of light in strength for an old ale, which would make me question aging it as the description suggests. But over all a nice peppy winter ale that isn't drowning in nutmeg or cinnamon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewMichaelZ (48) - - JAN 6, 2014
Pours an amber red with a light airy white head which laces as it recedes. Malty-hoppiness on the nose with citrus and pepper. Odd mix of spices, malt, and hops. A bit out of balance for my taste. There's a lingering bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESPh (63) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Poured in a pint glass, it has a nice thick head that stays. Lots of lace down the glass. Reddish brown color and medium bodied, this beer has nice medium carbonation. The taste is a little toffee with a faint coffee. Nice to drink, there is a little hop bitterness at the end. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (271) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours from the bottle with a deep amber color and a light, foamy tan head. The aroma is initially dominated by caramel and sweet bread, with the woodsy, earthy hop profile being comparatively soft at first, but the hop aromatics become more dominant as the beer warms. The flavor is similarly rich and malty but well-balanced by the mildly-astringent woodsy hops. I would say that the taste is crisp, but not in a refreshing way. Rather, it tastes like standing outside at night after a new snow. The mouthfeel has a solid, somewhat resinous feel, with a fine, soft carbonation that lifts the flavors up rather than obscuring them. Overall, this beer is hearty and flavorful without being overly assertive or syrupy, making a nice complement to cool winter weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at RIBCO, pours a clear copper with an off white head, the aroma is pretty sweet with lots of malt and caramel with some toffee in there as well, kind of different, the flavor has some dark fruits on the front end with a hop like and fruity finish at the same time, light carbonation, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1396) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Clear bright brown with thin white head. A: Toasted malt, toffee, herbal hops. T: sweet malt, caramel, toffee, spice, pepper. Aftertaste has too much pepper, leaving an offputting remainder.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tejas (869) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
It's ok. Some spice but like most Soutnern Tier beers, thier common 12oz beers tend to be thin and lack flavor unlike their big seasonals which are terrific. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
samsmith33 (355) - - DEC 29, 2013
Aroma Is hops, flowers . Red-brown color. Taste is bitter hops, ash, grains. Not a pleasant drinking beer. Nice kick, but otherwise unimpressive. On tap at Blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1201) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Southern Tier Old Man Winter has a very thick, foamy, soapy, off-white head, a clear, brown, cola-colored appearance, with few bubble streams and lots of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet bread crust, zingy hops, and toffee. Taste is of a pronounced, somewhat grapefruity hop bitterness, and sweet, brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Southern Tier Old Man Winter finishes crisp, refreshing, not a bit alcohilic, and quite drinkable. Delicious! RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1487) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Slightly hazy bronze to brown pour. Light, spicy hops and caramel/toasted malt/toffee. Flavor is more of the toasted malt and toffee with a moderate herbal bitterness. Mild bitter finish and toasted malt. Easy drink, but not a whole lot going on.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 83

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50