Old Man (Winter Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by RossCain:
3.83/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from an undated 12oz into a pint glass
A: Pours with a medium-light navel orange hue topped by a wispy, off-white head. The beer's head dissipates in a somewhat hastened fashion, leaving behind a small cap resting on top the beer and splotchy remnants of lacing on the glass.
S: Rather interesting aroma that comes off hop-forward with relatively juicy citrus notes. Hints of caramel sweetness can be picked up residing in the background. As the beer warms, the caramel notes begin to dominate with a buttery goodness. In all, a well blended cast of aromatics.
T: An intriguing mixture hits the tongue upon first sip with fruity/sweet (juicy fruit gum) flavors flowing from the hops and a certain bready/biscuity quality coming from the malts. As a toasty malt character fades from the middle of the tasting, the beer finishes with a touch of bitterness and traces of higher alcohol content coming through.
M: Low carbonation, medium bodied and slightly thin with a slick feel as it passes over the tongue. Finishes dry and bitter with some alcoholic warmth brushing down the back of the throat.
O: This was an enjoyable beer but not exactly what I had in mind when I was thinking old ale. The malt/hop flavors were well blended and made for a good drinking experience. I might pick this one up again.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2011 01:22:34 | More by RossCain
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Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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