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RATINGS: 865   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (731) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
12oz bottle from drake party store. Clear medium amber pour with half inch white head. Moderate lacing left on the glass as it went down. Sour,pale, grassy malt aroma with hints of caramel. Smooth full bodied taste of tart bitter pine hops. The bitterness of the taste lingers in the finish and leaves the tongue dry. Not the best from southern tier but a good beer nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matt_Foran (67) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Very nice hop aroma and dark Amber appearance. Pick up more malts and hops on the first taste. Some spice on the back end, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (159) - - JAN 13, 2015
Hazy bronze. Very hoppy, some bockish characteristics. Decent but doesn’t break any ground.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle, aged a year or so. Brown with a beige head. Aroma: malty, dried fruit, floral. Taste: malty, vanilla, licorice, dried tropical fruit, earthy, some pine. Nice winter ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrjaxson (318) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Harsh, hoppy and not much else. The least good of all Southern Tier beverages I’ve tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (939) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small off-white creamy head, roasted malt aroma, a bit burnt like roasted malt taste, thin body, longish finish. Not a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (593) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Pours a caramel color with a white foam head. Aroma is a touch of spruce and caramel. Flavor is burnt caramel with a little bitterness. A pretty solid, straightforward beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (232) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours deep amber, two finger quick white head, suspended particles, light lacing and retention. Aroma of roasted malts and herbs. Taste is nicely balanced both medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, light carbonation, bready mouth feel. Finishes long and malty but bitters at the end. Notes of toffee, hazel nuts, pepper and pine. This beer surprised me! Good ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (3974) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
* Old rating, many thanks to kiwianer for sharing. Malzig-intensives Bier. feinherb, leicht klebrig-dickflüssig. Lecker!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (358) - - JAN 3, 2015
Translucent, middle depth amber, very fine bubbles, tall persistent head. Slightly piercing nose, somewhat ammoniacal. Middle body, silky texture, nice warmth, carbonation not as high as visible bubbles would suggest, moderate flavor, fairly long. Moderately bitter, dry, just enough acidity. Malty, light spices, hoppy. Pleasant, not memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (732) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. Copper. Dark malts, biscuit and toast with caramel, some nice hoppy bitterness. Good stuff all around. Southern Tier doesn't disappoint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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