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RATINGS: 854   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Here is a very good beer. This beer tastes like winter feels. In a good way though. This would be an excellent beer after a good game of ice hockey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 1, 2006
Pours an orangish brown with an off white head. The aroma is hoppy with pine and a spiced background. Flaovr covers the mouth with spice and hoppish flavors and finishes with a nice bitterness on the palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Dark orange in color. Great aroma. Great hop taste at the end. Can barely taste the alcohol. After my first sip, I thought..........this is a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Orangy brown color with a large bubbly head. Very nice aroma-sweet and spicy. Has a very nutty, molasses taste with some hop.Very smooth and easy to drink. Very slight alcohol is detectable. All in all a good brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 Bottle thanks to Rudolph. My drunk ass left the first bottle at Coles, so he brought me another on the next visit in exchange for some Terrapin. Pours deep amber with a frothy white head. Malty aroma of sweetened tea and spicy hops. Mouthfeel is medium, with low carbonation. Lots of caramel and nuts in the malt profile, almost british like. Not thick, full, or sticky feel going down. Spicy and medium bitter finish. This sort of like a hoppy nut brown ale on steriods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2006
hazy brownish mahogony color w/ a gigantic white fluffy head. Aroma is quite sweet lots of carmel malts a light cinamon and other spices and some grassy hop hints w/ a light touch of vanilla. Palate is full & creamy well coated. Flavor is a full carmel malt w/ some nutty pieces.. almsot like what I’d imagine an imperial brown ale might be. Pretty good but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Thanks to jsquire. The beer pours to a hazy dark chestnut brown body with a huge foamy off-white head. The aroma is intensely malty with sweet molasses, sorghum, barley, tobacco. The flavor is nutty like a brown ale. Walnuts and peanuts. Lightly spicy with nutmeg or cardamom. The palate lingers with the nutty flavors. Lightly dry, smooth, creamy. Nice carbonation pop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Has a light spicy nose, with some ginger and cardammon. Some caramel biscuit and dried plum. Tough of butterscotch. Mild fruity hops atop sweetness but mild. Medium dark brown clear with thin off-white lacing head. Body is medium watery with a healthy dose of carbonation. Just a bit of carbonic tang with each swallow. Starts with semi-dry roasted malty sweetness. Good hit of caramel and chocolate malt. Mild spicyness to the final end of the swallow, mixed with a pretty good dose of dry roasted bitterness. Has still a semi-sweet yet acidic tang in the after. Bit of ginger and allspice. Decent quaff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Copper colored with a beige head and spotty lacing. Spice and caramel in the aroma. Bitter hops and an earthy quality. Flavor is again rather earthy and bitter. There is notes of tobacco and oak floating about. Quite a bit of tobacco. Thick bodied, but not overly cloying with a good finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of rudolf via Secret Santa. Aroma a little weak with some light citrus and flowery hops and light fruit as well. Pours a dark transparent reddish-brown with a moderate off-white head with decent retention. Nice lacing. Fruity up front with moderate caramel in the background. Well balanced citrus hopped finish. Very tastey but weak aroma hurts the final score.

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