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Old Man (Winter Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Old Man (Winter Ale)Old Man (Winter Ale)

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BA SCORE
84
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1,353 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,353
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 41
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 12-17-2003)
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Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MFS_71
2.81/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Far too bitter for my liking. Much better winter ales out there.

Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveD082791
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This just hit me as really damn good. Nice deep amber in the glass, and nice hints of pine on the nose. Many of the same notes (IMHO) as Brown Shugga, just not as sweet or strong. Really set off a nice winter evening with the wife. I am really glad I tried this one!

Photo of fshmontana
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer to start out but has a bitter ending to it that I am not sure can be equated to the hops.

Photo of BraveMountie
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had better winter warmers from local breweries, no need to keep this middle of the road example from across the country.

Photo of jeanphony
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Beerma
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Very bitter and heavy!
Bad after taste!

Photo of Jeff_Benson
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of burring
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of kkmiller76
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of RyanByorick
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of SPChurilla
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of beltz15
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BrunEngr
4.32/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ryanmcd
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle (no date) served in a Libby globe porter glass.

Appearance: Deep copper-amber with a slight haze due to some sediment coming along with pour. Very thin ring of foam - no lacing.

Smell: Hints of lemon and pine with a hint of solvent.

Taste: Pine and citrus up front. There is a sweet malty middle which is bready and has aspects of pastry and raisins to it. The finish is again hoppy with lemon zest, pine, and some tea-like bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation and very sticky on the teeth, but nicely thick.

Overall / Drinkability: Overall this isn't like any Old Ale I've had. The hops and malts play very nicely together but I'd have a hard time calling this an Old Ale. Maybe a very hoppy Amber or just an APA with some unique malt / hop combos. So while overall it isn't an Old Ale to style, it is a beer that grew on me over the course of the glass. It went quite well with food (pork chops with roasted potatoes & sweet potatoes) and by itself was rather tasty. I think if another one was offered I'd probably take it telling me its drinkability is actually pretty good, and dangerously so at 7% ABV.

Photo of Dilbert65
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Sambo4
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,353 ratings.