Old Man (Winter Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by MaltyGoodness:
4.1/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Copper color with a small white head that vanishes. Mid speckled lacing on the glass.
Rich caramel malt aroma with some nice toasted nutty compliments. A pleasant wave of citrusy hops rounds it out.
Caramel malty upfront with mild toasted nutty flavors. Fairly aggressive bitterness midway with a pleasing citrus hop flavor. Finishes rather clean and dry with a touch of lingering hops.
Medium-full body, mild carbonation.
Quite a tasty, easy drinking beer. However, it seems a little too hoppy for the style - and could just as easily be mistaken as an imperial amber. Still, it's well worth the try.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2008 02:45:15 | More by MaltyGoodness
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3.8/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/30/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, toffee, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, light raisin, nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, toffee, orange zest, floral, grass, pine, herbal, light raisin, nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, toffee, orange zest, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy/piney hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a light creamy and moderately sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Old ale. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy/piney hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 01:27:34 | More by superspak
Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,117 ratings.