2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: deep amber with red-orange highlights, finger of tan head that leaves sparse motes of lace behind
S: seasonal fruit and spice suggestions, like fig and clove, dates and nutmeg
T: following the nose, you get sweet malts with holiday spice and ripe fruit accents
M: medium body, slick on the tongue, only a mild bitterness on the finish
O: tried this beer at both room temp and out of the fridge to warm along the way and it represented well at all temperatures. A nice holiday beer in the same spirit as Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale. Nice warming, easy compliment to most holiday dishes, great for easy drinking with a little more heart and holiday ambience than a pale or year-round beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 22:02:42 | More by Greywulfken
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 965 ratings.