Two Front Teeth Holiday Ale - Spring House Brewing Company

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Two Front Teeth Holiday AleTwo Front Teeth Holiday Ale

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 11
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Two Front Teeth Ale is made just for the holiday season. This ale is a Belgian style Saison with a complex palate derived from the addition of sweet cherries in the brewing process. Light mahogany in color, it hits the tongue with a full-bodied malty taste that is balanced with a light hop aroma, then finishes with a fruity cherry blast that lingers pleasantly. Stop by the Taproom and ask Matt how this festive ale got its name.

(Beer added by: guzzle211 on 11-27-2008)
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1.75/5  rDev -53.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of JamnesCameron
2.7/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Amalak
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Hellabeerguzzler
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very strange brew here. Lots of nuances in the smell. Cherries, yeast, cloves or nutmeg, maybe some cinnamon. With the cherry flavor, call me crazy but this stuff tastes like bubble-gum. For the season, it's pretty nice. Warming almost like a brandy, tasty, festive. I like it.

It's too spicy for a daily beer. And don't have a Christmas party serving only this beer and expect your guests to stay sober because it's potent. It will be a very short party.

Happy holidays.

Photo of craytonic
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: Clear amber-tinted pour, little head, just a bit of lacing.

Smell: Very crisp and clean. Light citrus hops and a faint maltiness with some spices and green apple.

Taste: Citrus hops, yeast, white pepper, crystal malts and green apple. A bit of booze. I never got much cherry.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, carbonation is a bit off

Drinkability: Very drinkable for 10%

Photo of orangesol
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of curmudgeon236
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of stakem
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on draft, then in a growler, and also from a bottle... just for good measure.

Consistently pours with a very short head that fades quickly over a cloudy orange body. No real lacing to speak of.

Aromas are like no Saison I've ever had before - rich, sweet cherry, chemical/plastic, and earthy notes in the finish.

Flavors are wild, too. Cherry cough syrup, seasonal spices, grassy hops / light funk, and a touch of lemon peel in the finish.

Mouthfeel was light on the carbonation and a tad syrupy, but not what you might expect from nearly 10% ABV.

I like sweeter beers, so enjoyed this a lot - and it was consistently the same experience across all 3 serving types.

Photo of oline73
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Once again, thanks so much to Greg for the chance to try this one. You're the man!!

Pours a hazy golden color with a shade of amber. Study white head with excellent lacing and just enough retention.

At first, I thought this smelled really odd but couldn't quite pinpoint it. It's kind of sweet-ish with just the slightest allusion to its unusually high ABV. Some pale-ish malts with a nice belgian yeast character lends some orchard fruits... fuji apples and the cherries are here. Spiciness and some floral perfume. The taste mimics the aroma, beginning with a fruity sweetness initially followed by the yeast character leading to a semi-dry floral finish.

Low to moderate level of carbonation works here with a medium bodied brew, but it is a bit slippery of a mouthfeel. At first I thought it was very drinkable for its ABV, but found myself slowing down toward the end of the glass. Still a very nice beer that was a bit unusual to say the least. Glad to have had the chance to try it!

Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Deuane
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Two Front Teeth Holiday Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.