Old Fashioned
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Old FashionedOld Fashioned
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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #52
ABV:
16%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,666
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 9.5%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
34
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 13, 2023
Added:
Nov 09, 2018
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  6
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Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Oct 18, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours murky, caramel in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is big ginger, cherry, and barrel. Heavy body, moderate low carbonation, sweet. Excellent beer much like the cocktail. Nice sipper. Bottled 2018.
Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.97 by cabsandking from Ohio

Aug 11, 2021
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had a 4oz draft, perfect for this. Sweet and boozy, this is a slow supper for sure. Candy like cherry and orange plus tons of sweet, sticky caramel and potent bourbon. Well done, but a little goes a long way.
Aug 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.76 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jun 25, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I tried this beer at John Russell Brew Pub in Erie, PA. It poured a slightly murky amber with no head and no lace. The scent had beautiful Old Fashion bouquet. The taste was old fashioned up the butt....if you dont like old fashions....then dont drink this beer.....is it really a beer??? The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it is a great old fashio.......I mean beer.
Feb 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This brew is a copper red colored, clear liquid. Slim white head. The aroma is intensely fruity. Citrus and sugary, boozy, malty scents. The taste is incredible....sweet, with depth, bitterness, warmth, fruit, and more. Nice blend of flavors and complexity. Full in body. Wonderful.
Nov 24, 2019
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a copper brown body with orange tint with no head whatsoever. Has that combination of dark fruits like black cherries, booze, vanilla sweetness, wood in the aroma with a definite booziness. It is smooth, but also very boozy, almost too hard to drink (as beer warmed it got hot on the finish), has that chewy, malty, slight cherry and vanilla-esque sweetness, but I really can't discern the flavors mentioned on the bottle yet overall this is a good, slow-sipping beer, but a tad much for me at time.
Nov 08, 2019
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Reviewed by PathofChaos from Maryland

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Appearance:
Deep orange amber, misty, reminiscent of apple cider. Low carbonation, no head----which is a great quality for a beer like this one.

Bouquet:
Freshly juiced cherries and orange zest at the forefront, backed by warm cinnamon & cardamom with chicona bark trailing stealthily behind it.

Feel:
Smooth, thick-bodied, almost syrupy. Slides silky over the tongue and lingers without overstaying its welcome. Like a soft blanket on a cold autumn day.

Taste:
Sweet maple, tart cherry, and calm orange at the forefront. The candied maple and bourbon flavors prevent any harsh acidity from the citrus components while the fruits and spices prevent excessive sweetness from the aforementioned ingredients. Cinnamon, cardamom, and coriander are a decorative dusting in the overall pallet. A relaxing symphony of lavish components. Complexity without peculiarity. And best of all, no boozy bitterness!

Overall:
Southern Tier delivers on their promises once again. As the label suggests, this is an Old Fashioned cocktail transmogrified into beer. And its delightful! I enjoyed it even more than the drink it was modeled after. Superior craftsmanship is evident. Pairs well with savory meals, especially with the types of dishes you might find at Thanksgiving banquets. Makes you want to sit by a quiet fire in a cozy armchair.
Oct 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by robotic_being from Illinois

Oct 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2019
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Reviewed by smanson56 from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Received in a BIF from @Ozzylizard decided to open this tonight.
This pours a nice golden orangey brown color with almost no head. Probably due to the 16% ABV.
The nose is to me cherries and bourbon to the sweet side.
The taste is smooth very sweet but does have the cherries and the bourbon flavor. It is on the sweet side and the 16% ABV is present with some alcohol burn.
The mouthfeel is smooth as there is little carbonation present.
This beer fits all the aspects of an Old Fashion. A little sweet for me and to begin having not read all the label I didn't realize it was 16%. I actually enjoyed this beer more as I drank it .
Apr 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Scott_McCool from Florida

Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 2.92 by WynnO from Florida

Mar 10, 2019
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Rated by MrFitgers from South Dakota

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Maple...cherry...vanilla...woody notes!
Oh my goodness what a delightful beverage!
Feb 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Feb 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in 10/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/amber/light copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy cherries, orange peel/zest, fruit skin, honey, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, coriander, clove, cardamom, peppercorn, bourbon, vanilla, toasted oak, cinchona bark, and bread dough/crust; with light notes of toffee, raisin, plum, fig, pear, red apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/oaky earthiness. Mild booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cherries, orange peel, spices, maple syrup, bready malts, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge juicy/lightly tart/tangy cherries, orange peel/zest, fruit skin, honey, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, coriander, clove, cardamom, peppercorn, bourbon, vanilla, toasted oak, cinchona bark, and bread dough/crust; with light notes of toffee, raisin, plum, fig, pear, red apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/oaky earthiness. Mild herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness; and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of cherries, orange peel/zest, honey, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, coriander, clove, cardamom, peppercorn, bourbon, vanilla, toasted oak, cinchona bark, bread dough/crust, light toffee/dark fruit, pear, red apple, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, orange peel, spices, maple syrup, bready malts, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a solid malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness and bourbon/oak tannins after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lighly slick/sticky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mildly increasing warmth of 16%, with minimal barrel booze lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic fruited/spiced American strong ale! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of cherries, orange peel, spices, maple syrup, bready malts, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/spicy/tannic/drying finish; not overwhelming on any aspect. Perfectly balanced between rich malts, spices, and bourbon barrel presence/integration. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing experimental style example. Definitely one of the best cocktail inspired beers I've had.
Jan 25, 2019
Old Fashioned from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 34 ratings