Old Man (Winter Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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:
1,576
Reviews:
564
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
239
For Trade:
0
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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkastlemaster
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bisco42
2.87/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of osickeym
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
2.17/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Aroma is fine, but it doesn't fit the style at all. It's pretty much pilsner malt, very straw-like and mealy, which is a distance from the more robust, darker malt you get in many old ales. Taste is a little heftier but still flat & pale malt forward, which isn't bad per say, but a stretch in this style. A whimper of fusel alcohol creeps in at the end, but is also faint. There is some hops but they are bland and bitter, not really fitting the rest of the make-up. It has s stale malt flavor, dry and timid, really not much flavor at all.

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Photo of kgammell1
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Much more hoppy than I would have thought but that's probably good because it balances out some of the sweet, grainy malt. The finish is complex and lingers on the palette nicely. Some clove and cinnamon-sequel spices too. Really good beer here.

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Photo of MFMB
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Leforge
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grizwaldio
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper reddish color with a nice head. A subtle aroma that breaks through at taste, bold on the tongue, not too sweet, not too bitter.

A nice strong ale.

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Photo of JLC60
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swalter
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of wjoelbrooks
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Djaklevic
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SGT_Cookie
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TBonez477
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OneSickPuppy
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brock915
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the better winter warmers out there. Try 1.

A - Pours a clear, mahogany, burgundy color with a one-finger, thick, firm head of tan foam and oceans of thick rings of lace.

S - Beer smells of caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood, and floral notes. Beer smells like an old ale, but too faint compared with taste.

T - Beer starts off with grassy hop bite that is matched by sweet malty caramel and fruit. There are notes of dark fruit, chocolate (made me reach for one) and of vanilla.

M -Finish is soft and smooth with a dry finish. A medium bodied ale that is easy drinking.

D - Old Ale meets winter warmer. Gets better - natch - as it warms.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Old Man (Winter Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,576 ratings.
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