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RATINGS: 833   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mysan_brewing (59) - - MAR 10, 2013
Smell of bread with a hint of bitterness. Dark amber colour with a tiny head that disappears quicker than santa on xmas eve. Sweet tasting, malty but balanced with some nice pine bitterness at the end. Not a very exciting beer, but will keep my spirits up and keep me warm on a winter day :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (329) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Clear amber color with a small and fast disappearing offwhite head, really small lacing - Aroma is malty, sweet malt, toffee, yeasty, earthy hops, eastery, light tea leaf - Flavor is malty, tea leaf, light catamel, and earthy hops - light/medium body, light/ medium bitterness, medium carbonation, sweet, sweet malt tea leaf finish - a good malt backbone with a subtle hops profile good winter beer

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks its okay but hoppy. B. v. V. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"interesting mix of hoppiness and spice/ornage peel character. hops in the nose more so, spice in the flavor. a very drinkable winter ale. dark, aromatic, and tasty. i enjoyed this one quite a bit, which is starting to become a pattern with ST."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - AUG 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-26-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance - Pours a mahogany color with a one finger off white head. The head has moderate retention eventually fading to give a decent level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heavy of spices. There are strong aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Mixed with these aromas are lighter notes of a bready and caramel nature, which when mixed with the spice give a spice bread aromas. Taste – The taste starts out roasty and bready with a very light caramel sweetness and a pine hop taste. Upfront there is also some nutmeg spice with more spice flavors come to the tongue as the taste advances. After the initial taste a cinnamon and allspice flavor come to the tongue. In the end the roasted and nutmeg flavors of the brew grow stronger with the caramel fading. A clove, moe pine hop, and light alcohol flavor greet the other tastes in the end to leave a rather roasted bittered spice flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. A thicker body and a slightly lower carbonation may have better accentuated the roasted, pine hop, and spice flavors, although even while said the feel was not too bad. Overall – A pretty decent winter ale. It was a good blend of spice, roast and hop. Not bad and worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1425) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Appearance: DOB 7/11-2011. Dark redish brown. Clear. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, caramel.
Taste: Nice darkish malt, smooth fruit, caramel, nice balance. Sweet. Warming, which is good on a cold, rainy Swiss "summer" day.
Bought: Erzbierschof, 355 ml, CHF 4.90
Info: 11/7-2014, BB: 31/12-2014

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured reddish brown, clear, off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, malts and some caramel. Taste is also malty, some roast, some fruit. Nice, enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6149) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. Sweet nose of floral hops and caramel. This is a solid beer: toffee, caramel, rich floral hops, tastes like winter. The kind of grimy dark winter period where you haven’t seen the grass in a long time. Quite robust.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5789) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Clear amber pour with a tan head. The aroma has some nutmeg and allspice notes as well as a lot of toffee and caramel. The flavor is similar. There is a strong malt backbone that provides some sweetness. I get some brown sugar and nutmeg as well as a hint of grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (758) - Collinsville, USA - APR 7, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste Carmel, toast, sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3827) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
12 oz bottle. Red brown in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of malt, raisin, chocolate, toffee. Taste is of raisin, chocolate, malt, and toffee.


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