By Kevin Burns, Beer Columnist

Southern_tier_old_manOld 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
ABV: 7.2%
Price: $2.50 (12 oz. Bottle)
Rating: 30   (3 out of 5 | Very Good, Recommended)