2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by darthvohn:
3.75/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Glass Used: Nonic Pint
Appearance: A clear dark crimson body with A thumb thick beige foam melting to a thin cap leaving ample lacing behind.
Smell: Definitely smell spice, with cardamom being the dominate scent. The dark fruits are present.
Taste: Malt sweetness, the cardamom shines through the strongest along with cloves and cinnamon. The rich flavor and sweetness of the figs are apparent as well. I get the spice cake but not sure if I would call it gingerbread. Finishes with a pleasant, light bitterness from the hops. Alcohol hidden well.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with med-high carbonation.
Overall: Not a bad Christmas beer. I'm not a huge fan of cardamom but like Southern Tier using a spice you (or I) rarely see in other Christmas brews. They do a great job pairing the other flavors well with it. An enjoyable offering that I would order with a seasonal dessert or on a cold night around a fire.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2013 04:47:34 | More by darthvohn
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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 899 ratings.