mikem409 (2025) - 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 chinchill (4985) - 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. JDBaker11058 (2206) - 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.
Matt_Foran (96) - 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. starewich (170) - - JAN 13, 2015
Hazy bronze. Very hoppy, some bockish characteristics. Decent but doesn’t break any ground.
LoFi (1718) - 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. mrjaxson (586) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Harsh, hoppy and not much else. The least good of all Southern Tier beverages I’ve tried. trapped (3147) - New York, 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. chucklemation (1681) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Pours a caramel color with a white foam head. Aroma is a touch of spruce and caramel. Flavor is burnt caramel with a little bitterness. A pretty solid, straightforward beer. joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours deep amber, two finger quick white head, suspended particles, light lacing and retention. Aroma of roasted malts and herbs. Taste is nicely balanced both medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, light carbonation, bready mouth feel. Finishes long and malty but bitters at the end. Notes of toffee, hazel nuts, pepper and pine. This beer surprised me! Good ale!