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Old Man (Winter Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Old Man (Winter Ale)Old Man (Winter Ale)
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3.68/5
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1,592 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:
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Added by Jason on 12-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,595
Reviews:
566
Ratings:
1,592
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
246
Trade:
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Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tommigdal
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasty

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Photo of bubseymour
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RichRobert
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L - Deep ruby ed and a finger of off-white head

S - Earthy hops, sawdust, oak, black pepper, malty sweetness

T - Mossy grass, mild bitterness, dark chocolate, tree sap, pine, molasses

F - Medium body. Little carbonation

O - Solid

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

meh

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Photo of DaveCash
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nasharm
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neliam24
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benjaminoliver
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

When I'm in the mood for Southern Tier, I usually go for 2XIPA, because it's delicious and always available at the local store. Today it was not. Even though I'm not a huge fan of winter ales, I decided to give this one a shot.
Pours a nice copper color. Not a lot of head or lacing here. Smells like sweet spiced malts up front, but doesn't lack that nice hop aroma. Booze definitely hits the nose. The mouthfeel is surprisingly moderate, with plenty of carbonation. Starting to think this ale goes a little out of bounds for its style. The taste confirms my suspicion: malty, spicy, subtle sweetness, but with a refreshing amount of bitter hops to round it out.
Pleasantly surprised by this brew.

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Photo of AJmon13
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DJoe
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cunny123
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Khaack
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AuntBea
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
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 -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guppy314
3.79/5  rDev +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 -4.3%
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 -39.1%
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 -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.39/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,592 ratings
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