2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by karengarys:
3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours dark mahogany, crystal clear. Very little to no head with my slow pour. Doesn't fizz, looks like a plain old transparent mahogany liquid in my glass.
Smells nice and holiday spicey. Cinnamon seems to come forth most, followed by nutmeg.
Taste is amazingly delicious for a holiday offering. I kind of go into these knowing I'm rolling dice with the odds against me. I'm not a typical hophead, though, leaning more towards the malty preference side of things. I don't care for spices and flavorings, but the Christmas offerings are always interesting enough to try. This time they have rolled a winner. The taste is also spicy, cinnamon, nutmeg, corriander, pepper, brown sugar... The funny thing is that it isn't too heavy on anything, and it is just rich malty and delicious.
Mouthfeel is very good, creaminess is hidden in that seemingly dormant liquid. It is very nice.
Overall, I'm very surprised this is so good. Of all the holiday offerings, this is one of the first I'm going to try and find an entire 6-pack of!
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 23:08:35 | More by karengarys
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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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