2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
4.23/5 rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep chestnut body with reddish hues beneath the foamy tan head that dissolves to leave only a faint lacing around the glass.
Generous spice aromas with sweet molasses and caramel malt float from the glass. Figs, cardamom, clove, and cinnamon are all present as well as some bready notes.
The flavor is spicy and sweet featuring cinnamon, clove, and brown sugar as well as figs and toffee. The orange peel really shows up in the finish. Any hop notes are woody in nature, perhaps pine.
Fuller in body with medium carbonation and a spicy, warming finish.
This is a really nice spiced winter beer with tons to offer the senses and a nice warming mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2012 01:20:56 | More by CHADMC3
More User Reviews:
3.34/5 rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
LOOK: Light amber brown colored brew with a white head. Free from sediment, which is a fine trait for a spiced ale, as many examples are not clear.
SMELL: Potpourri, spices, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutroll. A strongly spiced brew if the nose is any indication.
TASTE: In the taste, malt and the aforementioned spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and coriander, some citrus is in there as well which at this point I would think would be dry citrus peel additions. Has enough malt to carry the spices to a point, but it is busy. In all the flavor, alcohol could not be noticed.
FEEL: Medium bodied and smooth. Just a little cellaring to the bottle smoothed out the feel alot more than the feel I remembered it having. A nice feel on this one.
OVERALL: This is a big, spicy ale that drinks like a smaller, spiced ale. Pretty good brew once you get used to it, sampling this one does not do it justice, 2XMAS needs time to build. After that, its kinda nice.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 01:31:58 | More by Stinkypuss
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.