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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 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 (1397) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Clear sparkling brown, creamy lightly tanned head. Nose held soft notes of grapefruit, toasted caramel, and touches of chocolate. Well balanced flavors of the above throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light bittersweet finish. Tasty winter brew...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
12oz bottle, Dark amber color, foamy lasting off whit ehead, great aroma of hops, Nutty, big malt flavor, slight notes of chocolate, raisins, carame, lots of sweetness, and then great hops to balance out the malt. This is what i look for in an american strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2006
bottle- pours quite dark, brown, hints of red, and gold. a soapy head, smells malts, and some piny citrusy hops. quite sweet like sugar or caramel. fruity, some hops in the background there. not as carbonated as the last few beers. very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Draft. Aroma: Medium sweet maltiness with some toffee undertones. Some dark fruits and toasted nuts. Resiny hops with a touch of citrus. Appearance: Dark reddish brown in color and clear. Off-white head was medium-full and foamy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Sweet malt, caramel, toasted nuts, raisins. Resin and citrus hops come through here, as well. A little too hoppy for a winter warmer, but still good. Semi-dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Moderate alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: Not a bad beer, but nothing special. Too much hops to be a winter warmer, IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
12 oz bottle from Shadey. This was a super hoppy, somewhat malty beverage. I tasted some spices, but it was pretty subdued. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
12oz bottle pours caramel brown with a short offwhite head that fades back to a ring but laces a little from there. Aromas of caramel, slight hops, molasses, and some raisin. Flavor is caramel sweet upfront with some raisin fruitiness and some light hops at the finish. Low carbonation medium body and a slight bitter finish. Not bad..

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