2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Brenden:
4.13/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The color is a medium-dark brown with a red tone to it. A light brown head grows to one finger that drops to a fairly heavy foam in time. It leaves a ring of lacing at the top of the glass with some spotting beneath.
Spicy it is; not overly spiced, but definitively and strongly. It also offers a bit of citrus, mostly zest and a bready quality that's part gingerbread but more very doughy, spiced "Christmas"-type bread. On the tongue, there's a malty backbone with some bitterness coming out in the middle. It finishes with a sugar/spice combination as alcohol sneaks in as sort of an afterthought.
The feel is nicely thick with a bit of heft in its sturdy body. It's smooth, and doesn't offer so much a crispness as a bite, even as it hits the lips. It does nip a little hard initially, but the smoothness wins out and tones it down.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 20:56:00 | More by Brenden
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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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