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RATINGS: 844   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (699) - Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Picked this up based on the interesting title and the fact that ST usually makes good brews, if not always outstanding ones. Has a nice head with even better lacing. Reddish copper color. Aroma is spicy hops with caramel malts. Tastes very much like a common IPA at first, but the ending flavors are much different. I cannot quite put my finger on the flavor profile, but this must be what distinguished this style from other ales. Refreshingly unique.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (604) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a clear rust orange with white head. Has a faint spicy hop and sweet malt aroma. Taste starts with some fruits and citrus but turns some dry bitter hops. Bitterness tampers off with with a slight bitter sweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1111) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Clear copper pour with a white head. Aroma is nuts, toast, and spicy hops. Taste follows with additional toffee and light citrus zest notes. Lasting pine aftertaste. Medium light body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (510) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 31 Dec 2011 -- A very bright beer with citrus hops. Odd combination for a winter beer, but it tastes good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (385) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle from Haskells. Copper. Hoppy aroma that wasn’t all that expected. Frothy head is present. Taste is mostly IPA with a minimal malt element. Floral and grassy. Caramel and toffee at the very end. It’s like an IPA ages into an old man as the sip progresses. Tip of my hat to the Old Man.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (424) - - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper with white head. Nice aroma. Light maltiness, fairly heavy alcohol flavor, but done well. Hops are nice. Old man take a look at my life, I kinda like you.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (240) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2014
BOD 9/24/14. Clear amber pour with a slight garnet cast. Outstanding massive head, lacing and retention. Very light nose of sweet malt (biscuit and caramel) with hints of tropical citrus and either plum or pear. Light medium body that has a nice oily texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is of normal intensity, fairly balanced and has a bit of complexity. It begins with hop flavor (pine and citrus rind) that flows into a medium bitterness. As the bitterness fades, mostly caramel sweetness is noted. This sweetness lingers through the finish and becomes totally caramel in nature. The finish leaves you with a nice alcohol burn at the back of the throat and a "peppery" note with a grain alcohol residual flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours a clear darker golden color with white head. Some hop aroma on the nose, a little grass and some floral notes; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a decent amount of malt. Not a bad winter ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1209) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle pour copper with fine white floaties. Minimal quickly disappearing head. Nose kind of generic caramel malt, minimal spice. Taste similar to nose, fairly under spiced for a winter. Mostly just the sweeter malt profile. Late mid palate faint bitterness. Some mineral and alcohol. Kind of boring flavors. Good mouth feel.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (59) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours clear dark amber with thin white head. Aroma is very faint malt, almost no hops on the nose. Taste is mildly sweet malt and nut flavor with some warmth. Nice seasonal.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
legion242 (2250) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Very pedestrian. Ugly in the glass with almost no nose. Light head. In the mouth its dirty malt. Disappointing.


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