Old Man (Winter Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by weeheavybutdieting:
3.8/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Purchased in a Growler from Ale Yeah, Roswell GA. Served in a snifter.
A: A light mahogany with a hint of copper. Not as dark as I would expect from some Old Ales but still in the ballpark.
S: Carries a grain scent from front to back though in the middle you pick up a little bit of the malt aroma and something a little creamy.
T: The front of the palate picks up the caramelly sweet malt flavor but definitely carries the citrusy hops on the back end and into the after taste. I find myself wanting more of that sweet raisin after taste of other old ales but keep coming back for another swig. It is a balanced beer from front to back.
M: Lighter than I expected (could be that lack of raisin) with less carbonation after the original pour. Plus it has a light oily viscosity that coats the tongue. Reminds me of Bergamot in Earl Grey tea. Might have to try some for that to make sense. The mouthfeel is ok though I would like it to be a little heavier on a cold winter's night.
O: Overall it is a pretty good beer. Would definitely poor another, oops, just did. I enjoy the way that the taste is not overly complex and changes significantly from the front to back. It may be the gravity of beers I drink but I find the alcohol tones fairly laid back though you still get a nice warming in the tummy.
Serving type: growler
11-18-2012 00:53:26 | More by weeheavybutdieting
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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.