Old Man (Winter Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
2.4/5 rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
I'm reviewing this based on the style listing here, which frankly annoys me. This is more of an APA or an IPA...it has no old ale characteristics that I can discern.
Pour is amber, nice looking brew. Mild head. Nose is citrus twang and malts. Fairly classic pale.
The flavour on this is two major things: ruby red grapefruit and casual caramel malts. The grapefruit is not particularly aggressive and fades off the palette pretty quickly though.
The bottom line: This would be an across the board average beer if it was listed as an APA or IPA, as an old ale though? Overhopped, undermalted, and extremely shallow. Pick this up if you're looking for something mildly hoppy for the winter, but avoid if you actually want an old ale.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2008 04:23:04 | More by CortexBomb
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Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,137 ratings.