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RATINGS: 870   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop Ar: Moderately malty aroma. Slightly nutty with some nice notes of toffee and a bit of pit fruit. Ap: Pours a clear copper with a frothy 1" manila head. Great rings of lace. T: Rich maltiness up front. Caramel and toasty nuts up front. The finish is moderately bittered, and has a moderate pine flavor. P: Creamy, medium-thick body with pretty moderate carbonation.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4924) - 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 (3051) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2447) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (166) - - JAN 13, 2015
Hazy bronze. Very hoppy, some bockish characteristics. Decent but doesn’t break any ground.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1411) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (984) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1637) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikem409 (1732) - 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

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrjaxson (326) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Harsh, hoppy and not much else. The least good of all Southern Tier beverages I’ve tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matt_Foran (73) - 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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