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Old Potentate - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: twiggamortis420 on 01-14-2013)
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drummermattie02

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

03-08-2013 22:40:50 | More by drummermattie02
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Premo88

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -25%

12 oz. can poured into stout glass

L: darkish brown with hint of amber; super thick 1/2-inch head that's beautiful light tan that doesn't settle but stays suspended on top of the murk below. unfortunately, I see sediment all throughout the beer ... tan flakes of something that don't settle but stay suspended in the beer, making the whole thing look like brown jello.

S: wine. you can smell the alcohol. and some chocolate.

T: first sip is grand, then it fades into a raisiny caramel. very little hop bite.

F: decent carbonation; either silky or watery.

O: i'm not a fan. the sediment is jarring, and I've not been able to learn that it should be there in an "old ale". i would also add the only other "old ale" I've had was 15 years ago ... Old Peculier, and I liked it quite a bit more than this.

I hate not scoring it higher because I'd like this Conroe brewery to succeed. I'll try some of their other brews (and try to learn more about old ales, so I know what the hell I'm doing with this thing).

03-04-2013 12:07:47 | More by Premo88
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

05-16-2013 02:15:52 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-20-2013 20:38:04 | More by blastoderm55
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Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-02-2013 19:59:48 | More by JohnBender
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Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-14-2013 21:55:42 | More by greenspointexas
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Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-09-2014 18:12:32 | More by TX-Badger
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-14-2013 18:10:11 | More by mikool_451
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Florida

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10-15-2013 02:00:42 | More by silverking
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-09-2013 04:28:55 | More by zbooks
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JMad

Texas

3.49/5  rDev -4.1%

The beer pours a murky dark brown with a thick head that had small bubbles. Smells of roasted malt with milk chocolate and some earthy tones. The beer is sweet with mocha flavor and a slight hint of roasted malt, there is a bit of a metallic aftertaste. It is surprisingly light and a little over carbonated with a slightly dry finish. Honestly I thought this beer would be better but it's definitely not 'bad'.

03-09-2013 05:56:23 | More by JMad
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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dcloeren

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Texas

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Texas

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Old Potentate from Southern Star Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.