Holiday Spice | Two Rows Restaurant & Brewery

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Two Rows Restaurant & Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gagnonsux on 01-12-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by jujubeast6000:
Photo of jujubeast6000
3.66/5  rDev +59.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 12/11/2007 (Tap @ TwoRows Brewery Houston, TX):

Pours an amber colored body, clear looking. Has a frothy head, speckled, with some bubbles. Has an aroma of winter spices like nutmeg, and cinnamon. Light watery taste, those same spices. Nutty taste. A little watery but I Like.

 286 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of dungaree
1.32/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

The previous review is from last year's batch. This year's batch----something went awfully wrong!

It came to me on tap at the Tow Rows in Houston. No head but some nice lacing where that had apparently been a head prior to it reaching my table. The look was promising- a deep reddish light brown hue, looked very clean and promising. It smelled of raspberry and skunk. Also hints of phenols in the aroma.

The first taste to slap me in the face was raspberry- not as if they used real raspberries, but as if they used way too much raspberry flavoring. Other tastes competing with the raspberry were cinnamon and nutmeg. I knew what they were trying to accomplish but it just didn't work. There was a huge phenolic, chemical taste.

I don't know enough about brewing to pick out went wrong- but something did. Most Two Rows brews are decent- something happened to this one! I couldn't finish it.

 904 characters

Photo of champ103
1.68/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: This poured a murky brown color. A very small white head forms, but receded to nothing. No lace.
S: At first a malty and fruity aroma. Later a powdery coco aroma and vegetables. Very odd and unappealing to say the least.
T: Coco powder and vegetable juice at first. After it warms up a bit the vegetable flavor goes away. Some cinnamon is present. Though a very off putting artificial coco powder flavor remains.
M/D: A medium body that is thin and watery. There is really no reason for me to want to drink this.

Probably one of the worst Two Rows beers I have had. Avoid.

 576 characters

Photo of armock
1.34/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Had this after a BA gathering with champ103 and I agree with him on this beer.

A - Poured a brown color with a small white head that tries to leave lacing

S - Strong chocolate powder smell with vegetables not too good

T - Its like drinking a coco powder bloody mary after it warms some the vegi flavor goes away some or I just got used to it but the coco powder taste stays

M - This beer has a thin and watery body with medium carbonation to it

D - Don't be tempted with this winter warmer its just not good unless you like coco powder in your bloody marys avoid this beer you have been warned

 598 characters

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is Two Rows winter/christmas season offering. The color is light amber with a light pinkish blush. The aroma is of sweet spices, perhaps cinnamon and/or cloves. The taste is also of sweet spices. I detect vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves. The flavor here is pretty good, but could be fuller and heavier. A winter warmer needs more wallop than Holiday Spice offers.

 366 characters

Holiday Spice from Two Rows Restaurant & Brewery
2.3 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.