Old Man (Winter Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

Old Man (Winter Ale)Old Man (Winter Ale)
BA SCORE
53.6%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 1,576 ratings
Old Man (Winter Ale)Old Man (Winter Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 12-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,304
Reviews:
564
Ratings:
1,576
Liked:
845
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
12.53%
Alströms:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
239
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,576 |  Reviews: 564
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours an amber/brown color with a white lumpy head that dissipates within seconds. What there is of the lacing slides down the glass. The smell has some roasted nuts and alcohol. The taste has some clove and the roasted nuts come back that seem to mix in with the hops for a good balance. The mouthfeel is about medium with the alcohol felt. Overall, this is good for me.

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Photo of JohnTurano
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of this off the Binny's single shelf. It poured a clear mahogany with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of oatmeal. The taste was decently balanced for a strong ale. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guppy314
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours as light copper with a thin quickly dispersing white head. Aromas of caramelized malts. Even balance of bitter hops and sweet malts with indistinct spice. Only mild carbonation but good "sustain" to flavors.

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Photo of flaskman
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a six pack for 4.99 from my favorite discount grocery store. Pours an amber/copper color. Decent off white head that dissipated fairly quickly with some remaining. Decent lacing. The smell was a little malty to non-existent. The first sip was mildly surprising. It tastes like bitter hops balanced out by sweet malts. I like the mouthfeel and the sweetness on the back end. Good carbonation. It's not a spiced seasonal but I like it. It is difficult to find something to compare it to. Kinda odd but a good brew.

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Photo of theBubba
2.24/5  rDev -39%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you're expecting a typical winter ale...malt, spice, a little bit of hop, forget it. This beer is more like a dark IPA. Bitter and with a nasty aftertaste. If you're into hops then go for it. But if you're looking for a traditional winter ale you won't find it here. A miss leading label and description from Southern Tier. Maybe they should mention the IBU's on the label.

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Photo of Klister
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.39/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of q33jeff
2.63/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

**
12/29/2013
Aroma Is hops, flowers . Red-brown color. Taste is bitter hops, ash, grains. Not a pleasant drinking beer. Nice kick, but otherwise unimpressive. On tap at Blend."
**

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Photo of ElGallo
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Average, Old Man does what the style should: smells and tastes like malt, dried fruit. More bubbly than expected, Old Man ends bittersweet like age.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deansellers
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 53.6% out of 100 with 1,576 ratings
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