Old Potentate | Southern Star Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States
southernstarbrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by twiggamortis420 on 01-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.01%
 
 
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0
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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

Photo of Premo88
2.73/5  rDev -26%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can poured into stout glass

L: darkish brown with hint of amber; super thick 1/2-inch head that's beautiful light tan that doesn't settle but stays suspended on top of the murk below. unfortunately, I see sediment all throughout the beer ... tan flakes of something that don't settle but stay suspended in the beer, making the whole thing look like brown jello.

S: wine. you can smell the alcohol. and some chocolate.

T: first sip is grand, then it fades into a raisiny caramel. very little hop bite.

F: decent carbonation; either silky or watery.

O: i'm not a fan. the sediment is jarring, and I've not been able to learn that it should be there in an "old ale". i would also add the only other "old ale" I've had was 15 years ago ... Old Peculier, and I liked it quite a bit more than this.

I hate not scoring it higher because I'd like this Conroe brewery to succeed. I'll try some of their other brews (and try to learn more about old ales, so I know what the hell I'm doing with this thing).

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of hoppy91
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMad
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a murky dark brown with a thick head that had small bubbles. Smells of roasted malt with milk chocolate and some earthy tones. The beer is sweet with mocha flavor and a slight hint of roasted malt, there is a bit of a metallic aftertaste. It is surprisingly light and a little over carbonated with a slightly dry finish. Honestly I thought this beer would be better but it's definitely not 'bad'.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Old Potentate from Southern Star Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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