Two Front Teeth Holiday Ale - Spring House Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2011 03:13:12 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Draft offering at the Spring house Taproom. The brew pours a hazed yellow cokor with a creamy white cap. As the suds fade, a full wall of lace sticks to the glass.
The aromatics are fruity with a touch of fresh grain character. This is juicy smelling almost with a citrus sort of zip like mango. It isnt until the brew warms up that it seems to come from more of a cherry inclusion.
The taste is borderline vinous instead of cherry-like (not that its an issue.) It has an inclusion of herbal hop bitterness to balance and some belgian candy aspect almost lemony in flavor with a finish that is sweet.
This is a med bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall a fairly nice offering that is unique and outside the realm of style (like most Spring house offerings.) Its not a favorite saison or holiday offering but I would not be against having it again sometime.
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2013 15:24:09 | More by stakem
3.25/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
11-25-2012 08:32:27 | More by Rifugium
3.48/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served on-tap at the tasting room. Reviewed from notes.
A - Pours amber orange with a small white head leaving small amounts of lace on the glass.
S - Smells of cherry syrup, spicy yeast, clove and some bready wheat.
T - Starts off with a ton of syrupy cherry flavor that never really goes very far. Hints of bready malt and yeast combine with some spice to finish things off.
M - Surprisingly large body with moderate carbonation. Slick, sticky feel from start to finish.
O - Not really a fan of this one. I can see what they are doing but not really my style.
Serving type: on-tap
08-01-2012 01:51:03 | More by orangesol
Two Front Teeth Holiday Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.