Two Front Teeth Holiday Ale - Spring House Brewing Company
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Reviews by cps98:
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
Bought a growler of this and Goofy Foot at the local six-pack shop. Brought it right home and poured into a fresh pint glass.
A – Yellow / Orange hues…1 finger off-white head fades quickly to a perfect ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S – A lot of citrus and pine notes possibly some granny smith apple in there too.
T – Spice and citrus notes, a good amount of sweetness on the palate. I also got hints of cherry but they very muted.
M – Medium bodied with decent carbonation.
O – My girlfriend and I really enjoyed this and I will most likely buy more.
12-09-2011 13:15:08 | More by cps98
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4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
From a growler filled at the brewing. Poured into a goblet.
Pours a clear (but quite effervescent) copper color with about a 1/2 finger of fizzy brite-white head. This peters down pretty quickly into just the thinnest wisps in the center and slightest outer ring cling that leaves a small smattering of lacing behind. The aroma is sharp cherry tartness that hits the nose first, followed by a strong smelling mix of Belgian yeast and candied sugars with an underpinning of warmth that gives the nose an almost medicinal quality at times but does not become unpleasant.
The taste is one again tart cherry that blasts the palette first but then blends into some more sweeter cherry character, as well as saccharine candied sweetness underneath, and a nice dry yeasty feel in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that gets a bit more syrupy as it warms. There is also some definite alcohol beef that just borderlines on stinging at times but then pulls back before it gets too distracting.
I really liked what was going on here from a Saison perspective and the addition of the cherries gave it a welcome festive punch. I'm still not quite sure what to the make of the higher ABV. On one hand, this packed just a bit too much beef to make this absolutely enjoyable but on the other hand, it still handles what it has very well, keeping this a pleasant holiday sipper. It's just maybe a growler was a bit too much for this sitting.
12-14-2008 18:31:22 | More by Kegatron
4.3/5 rDev +13.2%
Thanks to Deaune for picking up this growler, it is exceptional
A--clear golden color with a faint reddish hue, decent head for a 10% abv from a growler
S--sour yeast with lots of fruity esters and spices
T--extremely well balanced between a sour cherry start and a sweet finish. A very pure taste with no yeasty film character to weigh it down.
M--clean and crisp with plenty of carbonation and a bit of dryness from the cherries
D--very high, easy to forget the high ABV and let a few pints of this sneak up on you.
this is my first beer from Spring House but based on the excellence of this example, from start to finish I cannot fault it, I anxiously await trying some of their future products.
12-13-2008 21:06:41 | More by sailbretthd
4.33/5 rDev +13.9%
A growler filled at the brewery on 29-Nov-08.
A: The saison is a hazy amber color, tinged with bright golden highlights and a pale reddish hue (thank you, cherries). Little head at this point in the ale's life.
S: The nose is fragrant with slightly tart cherries, anise and coriander. I was surprised to learn the the breadth of aroma (outside of the cherries) are driven by the yeast strain only, no spices were added to the ale.
T: The tart cherry flavors are the first to cross my palate, sweetly sharp with a nice finish. Behind the cherry, the yeast throws out more pepper and licorice. Candi sugars add a sweet balance that sits nicely atop the pale malts. There is some booziness but, for a beer this big, it is well hidden amongst the cherry and yeast flavors. Tart flavors abound, cementing this as a good farmhouse ale.
M: Cherries and the Belgian yeast are potent together. The roughness of the flavors makes this work as a farmhouse ale (otherwise I'd call it a BSPA). A nice 'winter warmer' by Spring House.
D: At nearly 10%, this is a big beer. The taste is impressive, flavorful and deep. A perfect compliment to the Christmas season.
11-30-2008 23:01:29 | More by akorsak
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
This was a very different and very intresting beer indeed. Cracked upon last night during the NYE tasting, this one was served right at cellar temp and poured into a snifter, consumed on 12/31/2009.
The pour was nicely done, rich color, a hazelnut brown look to it with a nice little off white head of foam that sat on top for just a little while before dropping back down and not leaving much at all in the wake. Aroma is very medicinal at first, but warming seemed to mellow that out a great deal. Some nice touches of light fruit bouncing around as well as a nice touch of sweet almost caramel like tones as well. Nice smooth body, light enough to be enjoyed but still carrying a bit of weight to it and the light carbonation seemed to lend itself quite well to the overall approach of it. Again a bit too medicinal, with the cough syrup like flavor getting in the way of really exploring the depth of it, but underneath there are some nice touches of fruit, hints of light apricot and warm roasted nut flavors that seem to cling on as the taste faded out. Alcohol was decently hidden as well.
Overall a different beer then what I was hoping for, but it was pretty decent, Nothing crazy but pretty decent.
01-02-2010 05:17:11 | More by mikesgroove
3.23/5 rDev -15%
I had off a cask at Muggs Tavern in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A- It is gold with a few streams of bubbles that leaves a white head and no real lace.
S- Malts are all I'm getting, just a hint.
T- It is very sour. It has a lagery taste with a vegetable rye aftertaste, but not in the way I normally like. Kind of flat. Not impressed.
07-28-2010 17:40:20 | More by Amalak
2.7/5 rDev -28.9%
A - golden body with a thin white head of tight bubbles.
S - Sweet malt. yeast, and pepper. Sweet citrus fruit (tangerine?) in the background. Cherry stone?
T - sweet malt, slight pepper, sweet marmalade and cherry-like. no hop bitterness.
M - thin, watery, not very "saison-like"
D - eh
nothing here that says saison or farmhouse to me.
05-07-2010 03:20:54 | More by JamnesCameron
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
I had this on-tap at the brewpub in Lancaster. Served in a sample glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a red hue. There is a mild amount of off white head that goes away completely.
Smell: Sugar cookie dough. Some almond and vanilla extract, quite sweet. This smells great.
Taste: There is some sugar cookie dough, but there is a fruit cherry notes as well. This one approaches cough syrup a bit too much. Not bad, but a letdown after the smell.
Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side and syrupy. The carbonation is fizzy with a dry finish.
Overall: The smell is just awesome. The taste is a bit too bitter and boozy. Oh well, not bad.
01-10-2012 04:57:17 | More by oline73
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
Growler from the brewery.
My last holiday ale for the season... maybe. Deep gold in color with a small white head. Smells nice and inviting. A little must and plenty of spicy goodness, compliments of the yeast. Palate is well rounded and quite delicious. Malt forward with a little funk and some spice. Also, some sweet and sour fruity flavors in the finish. Medium body with a fluid and silky mouthfeel. Drinkbility is high, especially at nearly 10%. And after killing this growler (I shared some), I can vouch for the abv billing. Happy holidays!
12-31-2010 11:21:04 | More by JunkYardJake
4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours an amber brown color with an off white head that creates some pretty good lacing. Nose brings spice, cherries, pears, and green apples. Some pale malt and light grain. Taste is quite nice and fits the holiday bill well. Nice spicy mouthfeel with good carbonation and body. A good seasonal treat.
10-26-2010 21:14:26 | More by Thorpe429
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
Transcribed from undated notes.
The pour created a finger of bone-white head with low retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity despite Keasey not having filtered it. Clarity through floculation! Nose had a slight mustiness under an intense odor of cherries. Mouthfeel was medium with a definite sour cherry bite on the tongue accompanied by a yeasty dryness. Finish was very dry, almost white wine-like.
07-28-2010 16:45:51 | More by woodychandler
3.25/5 rDev -14.5%
First had: on tap at the Taproom, Lancaster, PA
Served in a snifter, a hazy amber color with a small creamy cap of white head. Definitely a nice looking beer. Bready yeast in the aroma, toasted grain and grain alcohol, some fruity esters, but not really identifiable as cherry, even though I knew from the description that's what it was. A wave of blandness greeted my palate with this one. Bready malts, yeast, alcohol grains and quite a bit of boozy burn; cherries were in there somewhere, but more of a light essence than a balanced and melded flavor. I think this beer was young and hot when I sampled it...I like my wife for those reasons, but not this beer! And speaking of my wife, she seemed to like this one a lot, but for me, it just wasn't appealing at all. The booze flashed off any other flavors that might have been present. Medium body, and really just not ready to drink yet. Probably would be good with a little age to it, but I don't have any bottles, so I wouldn't know.
11-25-2012 08:32:27 | More by Rifugium
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
Review from notes. Had at a Pittsburgh tasting a bit ago.
750ml bottle split and poured into a Stone taster.
A - Pours a dark orange, much darker than a typical saison. It is fairly clear as well. 1.5-fingers of of khaki-colored head with good retention builds before fading to a sticky lace.
S - The biggest note I'm getting in the aroma is apples and spiced cider. Speaking of the spice, it has a good amount of it in the form of cinnamon and maybe nutmeg? There is some pears as well along with the apple. The end of the nose has some soapiness to it.
T - The taste is reminiscent of a holiday candle or a kitchen cooking Christmas desserts in a condensed form. Green apple, pear, and a variety of spices come across the most, like a freshly baked apple pie.
M - The mouthfeel is medium- to light-bodied with high carbonation. It has an active, bubbly feel on the palate with a nice zest to it. The finish is semi-dry with a ripeness that lends some juicy fruit.
D/O - Drinkability is high. I thought this was a tasty saison that brought a different flavor profile than the typical lemon and citrus, and definitely had me imagining drinking this over Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. I will be looking to get another bottle of this especially for that purpose.
11-16-2011 03:13:12 | More by nhindian
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
Thanks to LargeSarge for a bottle of this.
A-Golden kissed copper with a small white head that reduces to a thin ring and left no lace.
S-Spicy and chalky up front with light cherry notes and some apple/pear in the background.
T-Again with the chalky flavour--more pronounced than in the aroma. Spicy yeast zip with a nice cherry tartness following. Malt sweetness is quite subdued and merely an accessory to the spice and fruit.
M-Medium in body, smooth, with a nice spicy, dry finish.
D-Well, despite the ding on the taste I didn't have a problem downing the entire bomber on my own. The flavour grew on me as it warmed. Certainly never felt like a 10% ABV brew! An interesting beer that is worthy of a try.
01-08-2010 14:31:42 | More by Deuane
Two Front Teeth Holiday Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.