By Kevin Burns, Beer Columnist
Old Man Winter is Southern Tier Brewing Company's winter seasonal. Southern Tier is known for their huge-flavored beers in 22 oz. bottles but their line of twelve ounce beers are just as good.
Old Man Winter poured a clear, light brown color with a finger width of off-white head. The aroma was hoppy with light malt underneath and hints of raisins.
The body is thinner, with malt up front, and a faint sweetness. A crisp, hoppy bitterness comes in towards the middle, leading to a lingering hop finish that leaves a very pleasant dryness on the palate.
Winter seasonals are not normally hoppy and there is nothing overly bold or daring but I like this offering from Southern Tier. Overall this is a very good sessional winter beer. It is easy drinking and well balanced.
Producer: Southern Tier Brewing Company
Price: $2.50 (12 oz. Bottle)
Rating: (3 out of 5 | Very Good, Recommended)