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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Southern Tier Old Man Winter

Southern Tier Old Man WinterSouthern Tier "Old Man" Winter Ale:

Easy, big fella. This Ale is a classic. I'm not sure what makes it a winter ale but I've never claimed to be an expert in spiceology and perhaps my palate is not refined enough to taste the subtleties but I can put my finger on a handful of hops to keep your tummy tickled. A dry, hoppy, citrusy finish moves up the back of the palate to the nasal area and leaves a clean, bitter aftertaste.

Old Man has a light to medium body with a pretty good mouthfeel. Very drinkable but not exceptional in is style or representation. Southern Tier makes awesome stuff and Old Man tows the line but doesn't push the envelope. In the middle of the pack, this brew doesn't exactly cut the mustard as the big dog. Watch your back, however, cuz this Old Man Ale goes down easy like Sunday morning and could cost you a pretty penny if you don't cover your bases and get a designated driver.

Reviewing this beer has been almost as fun as drinking it. "Barrel full of monkeys" comes to mind. Super easy to drink and a high-quality ale but nothing to write (home) about: Look for lower Representation and Style scores but high Accessibility and Preference.

Southern Tier "Old Man" Winter Ale:

Representation: .775
Accessibility: .99
Style: .80
Personal Preference: .90

Total Score: 3.465 Flags

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