Old Man (Winter Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,575 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
1,575
Reviews:
563
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
239
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JohnTurano
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
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 -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guppy314
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
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 -5.6%
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 -39.9%
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 -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.39/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of q33jeff
2.63/5  rDev -29.5%
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 -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
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 -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ummswimmin
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deansellers
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvragucci
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,575 ratings.
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