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 w/ 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:
#31,237
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
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Ratings: 1,576 |  Reviews: 564
Photo of mvragucci
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nobledust
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkh895
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deniro
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a really nice copper color. Smelled really nice, got some spice and malt in there. When I tasted it I was rather discouraged. Pretty basic. It was very grainy tasting which caught me off guard a little hoppy, with a slight bitter taste at the end. Mouthfeel was very smooth, a medium feel for sure. Very easy to drink and pretty refreshing. I let it warm a bit and it definitely started to taste a little bit better, I started getting a little more malt and more complex flavors which I was expecting from the initial smell. Overall I was a little disappointed, I expected it to be a bit better. Not a bad winter ale at all, but nothing to write home about and wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
L - Pours a deep amber with a significant white head.
S - Smells of malt.
T - Tastes of malt and spice.
F - Medium carbonation.
O - Decent winter ale.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger light khaki head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: sweet malt, leather, and a little spiciness;

T: there's a mustiness that runs through this from start to finish; a bit of sweet malt up front, leather in the middle, and a sweet nuttiness on the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: nice complexity in the flavor;

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuhndog
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muss42
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peyton5410
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gruves33
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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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.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the River Room. Clear dark copper body with small foamy head. Subtle malty aroma, gets bitter in taste, finishes bitter as well. Bitterness is a combo of roast grains and hops. Good rendition.

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Photo of edthehead
2.55/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jaybirdbrew
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 53.6% out of 100 with 1,576 ratings
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