Old Man (Winter Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Old Man (Winter Ale)Old Man (Winter Ale)
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Old Man (Winter Ale)Old Man (Winter Ale)
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Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Jason on 12-17-2003

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#31,147
Reviews:
578
Ratings:
1,621
pDev:
12.23%
 
 
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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingMatthewsDad
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeroc
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber/light brown in appearance, with a small white head. Decent retention, with some spotty lacing.
Aroma of toasted brown bread, cooked red apple, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, tart cherry.
Taste of brown bread, caramel, toffee, cherry, cooked red apple, cinnamon, raisin, cranberry, and vanilla. Despite the description, it is actually not particular sweet and there is a lingering earthy and piney bitterness on the finish.
The mouthfeel is roughly medium, seemingly a bit thin for the style, but well carbonated and makes up for it sheer drinkability.
A pleasant Old Ale. Nothing remarkable, but it gets a lot of points for its sheer drinkability without being offensive or bad in any real way.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into pint glass. Dated 11/05/18.
Look is dark cloudy brown. Smell is malty yeast and spices. Taste follows nose. Feel is light. Overall good winter ale but nothing dominates.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of keithmurray
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - clear copper color with tan head

Smell - caramel and pine

Taste - Caramel and pine

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium plus carbonation, caramel upfront, pine in the back

Overall - this was a decent brew, but there was nothing about it that would make me want to re-visit. Doesnt profile to me as a 'holiday ale'. I think it is misclassified as an English Olde Ale, really is bordering on IPA territory

Price Point - $2.29/12 oz single

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Photo of daliandragon
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is December first, so time to start knocking out the holiday and winter themed beers. This one fits the bill. Dark brown body with great clarity and little head. Nose is balanced but shows its nature with toffee and caramel malt notes.

Thick in texture and a little more carbonated than I was hoping. Boozy and malty and laced with yeasty esters and dark fruit. Worth a try but not outstanding for the style.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into tulip
Bottled on 10/11/18
Pours a clear auburn with thin off white head
Nice interplay of malt and hops sweet and piney
Toffee and caramel,  followed by pine and some booze
Medium- bodied,  average carbonation,  bit syrupy
Overall tastes like a nice hoppy brown ale,  I like it

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Photo of DanLane
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unimpressive pour, Amber Brown with almost no head.
Smell is hops and hops. Would've suspected an ipa.
I can detect some subtle cinnamon and ginger to go with the hops.
It is a little bitter for a winter ale.
Overall, while I usually prefer subtle to overbearing, this was just an ipa with a hint of cinnamon.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pm0719
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tmryan21
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead 11-4-17 for $2.29. Bottled on 10-11-17.

Beer poured brown with a nice tan head on the original pour.

Nose is malty, with a hint of vanilla.

Taste follows the nose, malty with light vanilla, slightly nutty, finishing with a nice English hop that balances things nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a pretty solid holiday brew.

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Photo of themayorkoch
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Solid winter warmer with notes of caramel and vanilla. Christmas spices are present but fairly muted. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and creamy.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Amber and see through with a slight rimming head from tap. Slightly spicy nose. Somewhat bitter and Carmel driven in flavor. The hops ending in a citric bitter finish. Slight alcohol heat noticed. Medium in feel with mediumish carbonation. Pretty decent.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nice-pitch
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-s
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erk0607
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12/29/17
Look: Dark brown/copper with a light tan head of very small bubbles
Smell: Cinnamon, clove, gingerbread, some hopiness
Taste: Christmas spices... tastes like a Christmas candle smells. But also sweet with some bitterness from the hops to balance things out.
Feel: Medium body, very smooth carbonation, a bit of warmth from the 7.5% but not too noticable.
Overall: Good beer, would get again. Not your standard Christmas beer given the hops, but they fit in nicely.

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Photo of RonM5xho
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,621 ratings