2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by curasowa:
3.35/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Appearance: Clear, copper color with just a thin cap of head that fades quickly to a ring.
Aroma: Very bright, sweet and floral, with candied fruit and molasses notes and hints of toasted malt in the background.
Taste: Very crisp up front, with lots of spice and some of that oily bitterness from the orange peel. Toasted caramel malt shows-up in the middle and then some mild hop bitterness on the tail end with a bunch more spice, which leaves a somewhat astringent finish.
The Rest: Quite spicy, but with enough body underneath to make it tolerable. Overall a decent winter warmer.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2012 00:42:39 | More by curasowa
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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.