Old Man (Winter Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice deep copper, ruby pour with nice two finger head and great lacing. The smell was bigger and hoppier than I had expected. But it is Southern Tier so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Piney earthiness with some bready malts mixed in. The taste had a unique toasty earthiness to it as well. The bitterness was overpowering on the first few sips, but the malty sweetness appeared from nowhere to balance it out nicely. This is a really unique beer. I was ready to downgrade the drinkability at first, but it just kept improving to where I really wanted another. Southern Tier just keeps rolling out great beers.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2009 17:59:19 | More by beerdrifter
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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 1,116 ratings.