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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours a clear copper-brown from the bottle with thin tan lacy head and light lacing. Aroma of dusty malt, with slight hints of toffee. Taste follows, with a hint of booze and a bitter finish. Pretty good.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (1799) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Smell and taste is lightly malty, caramel and a bit fruity. Okay bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the upper part of the mouth to a weak moment. Okay beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LetsGoState (648) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Appearance is medium white head with amber color. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is mostly spice and hops. Overall a decent but not great winter ale.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (28) - - MAR 19, 2015
Dark amber appearance. Not much of an odor. Hoppy up front with some bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1637) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Smooth, sweet, malty, with a good hop presence. Some bite at the finish with a lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
pours clear dark golden with a small reviving light beige orange head, minimal retention and lacing. sweetish toastiness, intriguing fruitiness - berries-plenty, a dry nutty caramel, peppery rye-like cereals, american C’s, woodsy and grassy, earthy coffee grinds, bark and pine, mint and citrus, hint of vanilla, clean yeast. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; assertive grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. o-k.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
dark orange / brown, 1 finger off-white head. Faded hops, caremal, some citrus and sugary sweet malt aroma. old hops on the taste, some old oranges, caramel, some sort of wood and brown sugar. interesting beer but overall a thin finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikem409 (1755) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle at red coat. Color is crisp hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma is corn and Belgian yeast. Taste is fairly plain. Hops and what have you. Abv hidden

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2557) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass (from 1 Jan. 2012 notes). Pours a clear brown with a thin off-white head. The head has rather poor retention and leaves almost no lacing lacing on the glass. A fine mix of malts and earthy hops, There’s a hint of cannabis in both the aroma and the flavor -- a reflection of the biological affinity of hops and cannabis? This "winter ale" is not spiced, at least not perceptibly so. Good, lingering, hoppy aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1426) - Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Appearance: clear brassy amber with a short, creamy, almost white head and strong retention of lace. Aroma: some piney, resinous hops over a solid caramel-rye malt backbone. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with a bit of dark fruit as well. Finish: medium length, balanced between sweetish caramel malt and refreshing resinous, almost minty hops. Notes: Quite enjoyable and balanced. Seemed more like a fall IPA than an old ale, because it wasn’t overly sweet and boozy. Another solid brew from Southern Tier. Bottle from Downtown Crown, G’burg.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matt_Foran (76) - 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.


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