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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark clear amber color with a small white lacing of a head. Aroma is roasted malt with a small hins of citrusy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma-roasted malt,caramel and a hint of citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
somecrzyguy420 (13) - schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
dark color, good pour average lacing, not a hoppy guy really but even for a winter ale which i usually like i wasnt really impressed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Pours a deep, dark brown color with just a slight head. The aroma is mostly roasted malt with some maple syrup and hop scents in the background. The palate is very full. Earthy hop tastes suprised me up front and were followed by a good roasted malt presence. Refreshing and easy to drink, this is one of the best seasonals around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Clear dark ruby, moderate head and average lacing. Aroma is very hoppy with grapefruit but also has caramel and English malts. Medium bodied, quite bitter with some alcohol. Initially I was really impressed by this, by the end of the bottle I didn’t think much of it. I tried to average the scores.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Tap at MacGregor’s - Henrietta, NY Light ruby-orange body with a medium white head. Hoppy citrus aroma and taste with a very nice and subtle hint of fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2006
12 oz bottle. Deep amber with a very small off white head. Aroma is big citrus and caramel, toffee...Taste is citrus and earthy hops, caramel malt, a light note of chocolate and toffee, lasting light bitter finish. pretty nice winter ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2006
get some slight chocolate and some hops.Pours dark copper with a medium white head.Lots of hops in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with some hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Clear light mahogany pour under a light stone khaki head. Aroma of lemon zest, toffee and light coffee. Tastes like a comination of an IPA and am American Strong Ale with plenty of grapefruity hops, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel and milk chocolate. Sweet and mildly bitter finish with some alcohol presence - especially as the brew warm a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, earth spices, corriander, and some caramel. Flavor starts off with the corriander and spices that give way to the citrus hops. Decent bitter finish that lingers. Pretty delicious brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 12oz bottle. Poured clear brown/copper with a medium head. Left medium lacing as it slowly dissipated. Aroma of American hops and caramel malts. Just a little sweet fruits. Medium-heavy body. Very balanced. A little alcohol in the finish. I might get a sixer before it’s gone.

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