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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Old Man (Winter Ale)Old Man (Winter Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Jason on 12-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,498
Reviews:
570
Ratings:
1,607
pDev:
12.23%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
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Ratings: 1,607 |  Reviews: 570
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

Photo of dueserdo
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Like my 1st girl, I did not know what to expect. What a great experience. The taste was excellent. This was a draft and really fresh. Hope this is still available next time.

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Photo of Tmcquaid
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimpyle48
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of Dartboy71
4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

The kind of beer I'd like to have all year long. Like the nutty taste in the middle and just enough carbonation to feel it in the mouth.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,607 ratings