2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.06/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured bottle into glass. 8% abv.
Appearance- Deep red/dark brown. Not unlike the color of root beer. Moderate puffy head.
Smell- Nutmeg and cinnamon spices dominate. A slight hint of orange peel citrus.
Taste- Sweet maltiness of caramel first. Then extremely spicy much like the smell. After the initial sweetness, it is as if you have a mouthful of nutmeg. Hoppy/piney bitterness in the aftertaste but the spices linger all the way through.
Mouthfeel- Medium to high heaviness, still smooth with medium carbonation.
Overall- A decent beer. As noted the spices were a bit overbearing personally, but then again the style is an "herbed/spiced beer" so can't detract from that based on what it is. Still smooth however and does have ample complexity. Claims it is brewed with figs, spices, 4 malts and 2 hops which accurate to the taste. With an X-mas themed bottle and cool name, why not give it a try, tis the season!
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 05:11:25 | More by PA-hunter
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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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