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RATINGS: 895   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneezey (135) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Overall not a bad beer, but calling it an "old ale"??? For 2 hops and 3 grains it sure tastes more like 3 hops and 2 grains. Good dry heavy hopping with just an average mouth feel. Some grain and certainly caramel but the grain just doesn’t seem to come through like it’s supposed to. More like ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Old malt vibe and lots of caramel. Some tobacco and old leather. Light roast. Brown pour. Sweet and mash malt finish. Light spices. Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a large bottle. Pours a nice dark coppery color with nice fluffy head. Great aromas from the malt bill on this guy, not overpowering on the spice aroma. This beer is nice and smooth, but has a nice complex kick to it! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerplace (912) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is malty, dark fruits. Taste is not very pleasant: caramel malt and some hoppy bitterness. Roasted malt afteraste. Probably spoiled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cajun (411) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 27, 2016
12oz bottle - Poured a medium brown with a white head...thinned quickly. I got a whiff of caramel, toasted nuts, and something earthy. First sip was a mixture of skunky water and malt. But it got better with detection of some spice and biscuit with a dark malt...then a bitter herb finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msgriffi (45) - - FEB 21, 2016
Some roasted malt and a touch of dark chocolate fades to a slight Carmel sweetness, then a hop backbone comes in. A more crisp winter ale and some decent hop flavor without huge IBUs. Dry finish, and hops linger - slight citrus and bitterness. Very nice change from honey and spice that you usually fine in this season. Low carbonation for this medium body, almost chewy brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Musty oak, burnt caramel, spicy. Malty beer with mild hop presence. Dark caramel color with a thin head. Nice weight and heft. Good winter brew. Complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (462) - - JAN 21, 2016
Pours a deep copper color - semi-translucent. Nose is malt, and so is the taste. Some caramel sweetness and slight hops on the finish. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1454) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Rich , copper color. One finger , light tanned head. Aroma of caramel malt , herbal hops and pine. Rather malty taste balanced by decent hoppy bitterness. Good ale , but I would like it more malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3901) - Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2016
12 oz bottle that was part of the World Market Winter Brews 9 pack, courtesy of my in-laws. The pour is a clear brown copper golden with a two inch foamy light tan head. The aroma is malt, cracker, slight toast, grainy along with floral hops. The floral shows some grass as well. The taste is big on the malt; slight toast grainy along with an ever so slight toffee sweetness - all of the malt has a touch of oxidation which works with the flavors. The malt is cut mid taste by floral, spicy pine bitter hops which dry out the finish. Nice transition between the malt and the hop, though this beer is mostly about the malt. A bit of warming booze is also present in the aftertaste. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, with active carbonation and the warming bitter finish. As the beer warms, the oxidation gets a bit rougher and detracts. Still an interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Slightly Hazy Copper Color, Huge Foamy Head, Decent Soapy Lacing. Pleasant Floral Hop Aroma. Sweet Malt, Floral Hop Bitter Finish. Medium Body, Slightly Oily. Hides ABV Real Well. Easy Drinker. Not sure about Old Ale Style, but this reminds me of west Coast Pale Ale.Very fitting in cold and abundant snow winter that we have in Chicago. Drink it to keep it warm and Stick it to the Old Man, Winter. Is that All you’ve Got?! Nice. Enjoyed It. Recommended...

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