Old Man (Winter Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by jjchristiano:
4.22/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Local liquor store just got in 4 cases of this (October 29)and I grabbed a six before it hit the shelves. (I grabbed a Pumking 22 oz also!)
Old Man Winter has a strong hop aroma and taste but the hops are smoothed out by a sweet finish.
High alcohol content hits quick. Probably couldn't do more than 2 of these at a sitting but it is very enjoyable. I drank ice cold but think letting get closer 50-60 degrees would give maximum taste. Will definitely go back to this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2010 02:06:54 | More by jjchristiano
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3.8/5 rDev +3%
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
83 out of 100 based on 1,118 ratings.