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RATINGS: 897   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With the onset of winter, the brewers 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (4015) - 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.

3.6
   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 youve Got?! Nice. Enjoyed It. Recommended...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (4278) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear amber brown color, tan head that drops to a full cover, bands of lace. Aroma of fresh milled malt. Taste is a big jolt of malt that adds only a bit of fizz on the swallow before turning to very light spice and "erase everything that came before" hops. Big-bodied and malty enough to avoid spice beers, but also a little heavy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pershing (540) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Dark copper with not much visual carbonation. The tan head disappears fast. Aroma of malt and spice. The taste has a fair amount of hop bitterness that balances the malt with a medium body. Finishes dry with a lingering hop and spice taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (471) - - DEC 19, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. The aroma is piny hops, dark fruit, and orange. The taste is hops, dark fruit, orange, alcohol, and some spice. Its nicely carbonated and pretty crisp. The alcohol comes through more as it warms. This is pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (4440) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2015
On tap at the River Room. Clear dark copper body with small foamy head. Subtle malty aroma, gets bitter in taste, finishes bitter as well. Bitterness is a combo of roast grains and hops. Good rendition.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlmostHome (66) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle poured into a frozen mug. Great color. Taste is a great balance of hops and malt. Thin head. A hint of spice and great aroma. Reminds me of pine nuts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (1458) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours copper with a thick bubbly beige head. Subtle toasted malt nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Complex and rich with a big malt and hops that balance nicely. Best as a slow sipper. Evident alcohol as the brew warms. Big spicy bitter hop finish. Delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aerodynamic (3) - - DEC 3, 2015 does not count
This is a perfect example of an old ale. Everything about it is delicious, and I love to keep a 6 pack around for 4th of July.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Pours copper-amber with a one finger tan head with decent lacing. aroma is of caramel, sweet malts, toffee, light floral hops, light spicy hops, light pine, dark fruits, and light herbal notes. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, cold weather sipper.


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