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 with 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:
#31,066
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
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,576 |  Reviews: 564
Photo of PaBeerLover
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of LousyHero
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of actionjcksn
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of kjay012
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Bronowicz
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of mylar
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Nofear048
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of sketchyhoodie
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of pwoody11
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of NT101
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Patoc141525
4.81/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of decaff
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.68/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Old Man (Winter Ale) brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company, with an ABV of 7.50% This brew pours out a deep brown color with a nice off white head. I really like the look of this brew. The smell of Old Man (Winter Ale) is rich with roasted grians, malts, hops. You also pick up on some spices in the smell. The smell is really inviting . This winter brew has the look and smell of most winter brews on the market. Not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on roasted grians and malts. Then you pick up on the hops and spices . Old Man (Winter Ale) has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew at all. I can get over how smooth this brew is. It is really hard to pick up on the 7.50% ABV in this brew. The mouthfeel of Old Man (Winter Ale) is Rich, Bold, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Old Man (Winter Ale) a 4.75 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Southern Tier Brewing Companydid a real nice job with this brew.

 1,023 characters

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.65/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start with just stating how outstanding this brew is. Appearance: Ruby amber brown with a nice creamy tan head leaves a good amount of lacing not too shabby at all very nice appearance going down. Aroma: Piney hops awesome aromatics here huge caramel malts giving a roasted malt character that's well needed in the wintertime. Taste: Deliciously spicy this is where it's at the hops play their role down to the T with the caramel malt presence tying it all together what a dream beer Southern Tier strikes again my favorite new micro of the year by far. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with slightly oily texture just due to the amount of hops playing a role in this brew. Drinkability: Perfect winter in my eyes not too sweet perfect hop profile a masterful job done by an inscenduary brewing team up in New York some where.

 825 characters

Photo of wailingwench
4.52/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Eye Candy: Dark copper, reminds me Weyerbacher Autumn. Very carbonated, half full glass with thick pillowy head. Finally filled glass: retention throughout with superb lacing and hop clumping. Small quanity of rising carbonation bubbles at the lower depths.

The Nose Knows: Sugar corn like sweetness (corn pops ?) that rapidly transitioned into bitter resinous piney hops.

Tongueland: Very acrid and bitter, not ESB bitter. Thick and velvety. Very warming. Alcohol is hidden cold and emerges when warmed. Hops are hidden under the initial taste. Ends honey sweet and smooth that transitions into their signature combination of bitter with a dash of pepper.

Bender Factor: At 7.5 ABV, this is the way to go when opening up Christmas presents. Another stellar offering from Southern Tier. The hops tame down when cellared after 5 months.

 845 characters

Photo of Jotero85
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Deerslayer210
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Old Man (Winter Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is three fingers thick and medium tan, with solid lacing, and a clear deep brown amber.

I smell full-bodied malts with ginger, nutmeg, and a small bit of cinnamon.

Tastes like a slightly bolder version of what's described in the smell with a slight caramel sweetness.

The mouthfeel I'm getting is medium with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate Old Man (Winter Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company with a 4.5. Big thanks to @nicholas2121 for getting me a bottle of this on his most recent haul.

 636 characters

Photo of Drew88
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of ninaturner
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of cmonfradi
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of perclee
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of jpd026
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Ladyfortuna
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of durkle
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 53.6% out of 100 with 1,576 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.