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RATINGS: 895   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkBarnes (409) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
April 18, 2007; 12 oz. bottled sampled in a Trappist glass. I enjoy American Strong Ales, because you know that you’re usually in for an interesting (and sometimes bumpy) ride. No exception here. Quite-dark amber pour; little head or lacing. "Stouty" & spicy aroma with notes of overripe apples and citrus fruit. Sticky sweet & candyish without being cloying. Puckering hops (with the signature Southern Tier profile), spices and vague alcohol burn keep everything in balance and linger long on the palate. Nothing tame about this; a rather "extreme" winter sport. Wasn’t blown away by this rather challenging brew, but would be more than willing to give it another go next Winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
12oz bottle shared courtesy of zrrbrrt. I debated on rating this as I had it right after a couple of big beers that rated pretty damn high, but I will and will give this one the benefit of doubt. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, and toasted malts. Tastes of citrus, hearbal ’ice tea’, pine and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2007
Pours a clear bronzy woody amber with a grayish filmy head and some thin lacing. Aroma is initially light roasted malts, lots of medium toasty munich, some malt sweetness, and an earthy slightly herrbal hop character, some citrus and light mango as it warms. Light chocolate and roast, earth and dust, slight metalic hints, and some citrus and flowery hop flavor- mild hop bitterness. Smooth and flavorful. Good winter warmer. Perfect for a cold Easter Night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
12oz bottle, no date from 46er3498, thanks Tom! Pours a clear orangish brown with a 1/2 finger beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee, nuts, and piney hops. Flavor has some spicy piney hops that are stronger than the aroma and do a decent job of fighting for dominance with the caramel toffee and nuts, but malts win in the end. Bitterness peaks at maybe a 4 (out of 10). Medium body with creamy slightly prickly carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Deep maroonish brown color. Spicy, malty somewhat hoppy. Good winter brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
12oz. bottle - pours clear copper, dark and reddish, with a very thing white head. Aroma is spicy hops up front, against a rich malt background. Flavour comprised of piney hops, with some notes of oranges, caramel malt, some breadiness towards the finish, which also hits you with spice that lingers a long time in the mouth. I love that. Mouthfeel is thick and robustly syrupy, which I really like on a beer like this. A great winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
12 oz bottle - pours clear dark copper, with a thin bubbly white head that leaves elegant lacing. West coast pney/citrusy hop aroma, but not over the top - neatly balanced with a good dose of malt. Flavour of earthy hops and fairly bitter too, with some orange peel and hot pepper. Medium bitter finish. A fine warming winter ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
This is surprising. At first the hop taste is strong, but the finish you get a jolt of spice at the end that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2007
This pours a reddish brown with a bubbly, well sustained tan head. Big malty brew here. The aroma is full of rich malts, lightly roasted, with bitter nuts and a light piney/earthy hoppiness to it. The flavor is pretty much all malt, sweet with a splunge of molasses, and a soothing piney bitterness. Not strong - for a winter ale, that is - but pleasantly warming.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours brown with a reddish tinge and a long-lasting tannish head. Nose is fruity, spicey and sweet. Flavor was that of a nutted dark ginger ale upfront that morphed into a lightly hopped finish. There is alot going on with this one. I’d like to have a couple more to keep evaluting all the subtle nuances of this brew. Thanks to ogglethorp for the bottle.

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