Review - Southern Tier Brewing Company's Old Man Winter Ale
"With the onset of winter, the brewer’s mind turns to providing warmth. For our winter seasonal, Southern Tier offers Old Man Winter Ale, a rich and complex amalgam of hops and barley that will put the feeling back in your toes and lift your spirits above the snow. Old Man Winter throws a deep and inviting hue with a thickness that clings to the glass and the warmth of an open flame. Because of its high alcohol content, Old Man Winter is a heady brew that encourages sipping and pondering its essential richness. Drink it fresh now, or cellar some bottles to see how this old man becomes wiser with age." -- Southern Tier
Pours a medium amber color with a wispy, off-white fizzy head that has mostly dissipated before the taste. Lacing is light and fizzy with almost no retaining characteristics. Aroma is dominated by hops with notes of grass. Initial taste is a chewy bitterness with pine and grapefruit notes, finishing off with a light bitter taste. Medium bodied, it has a watery feel with a dry mouthfeel with a bit of stickiness.
Reviewed on January 20th, 2008.