Two Front Teeth Holiday Ale | Spring House Brewing Company

Two Front Teeth Holiday AleTwo Front Teeth Holiday Ale
BA SCORE
3.76/5
66 Ratings
Two Front Teeth Holiday AleTwo Front Teeth Holiday Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.75%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Two Front Teeth Ale is made just for the holiday season. This ale is a Belgian style Saison with a complex palate derived from the addition of sweet cherries in the brewing process. Light mahogany in color, it hits the tongue with a full-bodied malty taste that is balanced with a light hop aroma, then finishes with a fruity cherry blast that lingers pleasantly. Stop by the Taproom and ask Matt how this festive ale got its name.

Added by guzzle211 on 11-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,200
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
66
pDev:
14.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of ShanePB
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of stakem
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering at the Spring house Taproom. The brew pours a hazed yellow cokor with a creamy white cap. As the suds fade, a full wall of lace sticks to the glass.

The aromatics are fruity with a touch of fresh grain character. This is juicy smelling almost with a citrus sort of zip like mango. It isnt until the brew warms up that it seems to come from more of a cherry inclusion.

The taste is borderline vinous instead of cherry-like (not that its an issue.) It has an inclusion of herbal hop bitterness to balance and some belgian candy aspect almost lemony in flavor with a finish that is sweet.

This is a med bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. Overall a fairly nice offering that is unique and outside the realm of style (like most Spring house offerings.) Its not a favorite saison or holiday offering but I would not be against having it again sometime.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at the Taproom, Lancaster, PA

Served in a snifter, a hazy amber color with a small creamy cap of white head. Definitely a nice looking beer. Bready yeast in the aroma, toasted grain and grain alcohol, some fruity esters, but not really identifiable as cherry, even though I knew from the description that's what it was. A wave of blandness greeted my palate with this one. Bready malts, yeast, alcohol grains and quite a bit of boozy burn; cherries were in there somewhere, but more of a light essence than a balanced and melded flavor. I think this beer was young and hot when I sampled it...I like my wife for those reasons, but not this beer! And speaking of my wife, she seemed to like this one a lot, but for me, it just wasn't appealing at all. The booze flashed off any other flavors that might have been present. Medium body, and really just not ready to drink yet. Probably would be good with a little age to it, but I don't have any bottles, so I wouldn't know.

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Photo of orangesol
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the tasting room. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours amber orange with a small white head leaving small amounts of lace on the glass.

S - Smells of cherry syrup, spicy yeast, clove and some bready wheat.

T - Starts off with a ton of syrupy cherry flavor that never really goes very far. Hints of bready malt and yeast combine with some spice to finish things off.

M - Surprisingly large body with moderate carbonation. Slick, sticky feel from start to finish.

O - Not really a fan of this one. I can see what they are doing but not really my style.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of oline73
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at the brewpub in Lancaster. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a red hue. There is a mild amount of off white head that goes away completely.

Smell: Sugar cookie dough. Some almond and vanilla extract, quite sweet. This smells great.

Taste: There is some sugar cookie dough, but there is a fruit cherry notes as well. This one approaches cough syrup a bit too much. Not bad, but a letdown after the smell.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side and syrupy. The carbonation is fizzy with a dry finish.

Overall: The smell is just awesome. The taste is a bit too bitter and boozy. Oh well, not bad.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on draft, then in a growler, and also from a bottle... just for good measure.

Consistently pours with a very short head that fades quickly over a cloudy orange body. No real lacing to speak of.

Aromas are like no Saison I've ever had before - rich, sweet cherry, chemical/plastic, and earthy notes in the finish.

Flavors are wild, too. Cherry cough syrup, seasonal spices, grassy hops / light funk, and a touch of lemon peel in the finish.

Mouthfeel was light on the carbonation and a tad syrupy, but not what you might expect from nearly 10% ABV.

I like sweeter beers, so enjoyed this a lot - and it was consistently the same experience across all 3 serving types.

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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of weaselchew
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Hellabeerguzzler
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very strange brew here. Lots of nuances in the smell. Cherries, yeast, cloves or nutmeg, maybe some cinnamon. With the cherry flavor, call me crazy but this stuff tastes like bubble-gum. For the season, it's pretty nice. Warming almost like a brandy, tasty, festive. I like it.

It's too spicy for a daily beer. And don't have a Christmas party serving only this beer and expect your guests to stay sober because it's potent. It will be a very short party.

Happy holidays.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-12-10 at the Spring House Taproom in Lancaster, PA

A - Light mahogany with a 1-finger white head and mild lacing.

S - Yeast, sour cherries, spice.

T - Similar to the smell with sour yeast, grain, cherry and an undertone of anise. It isn't very malty and there is certainly a warming presence from the alcohol but it goes down smooth. The aftertaste is of sour dough bread and lingering bitters. Finishes pretty dry.

M - The mouthfeel is light to medium as is the carbonation.

O - A nice offering for the holiday season.

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Photo of cps98
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a growler of this and Goofy Foot at the local six-pack shop. Brought it right home and poured into a fresh pint glass.

A – Yellow / Orange hues…1 finger off-white head fades quickly to a perfect ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S – A lot of citrus and pine notes possibly some granny smith apple in there too.

T – Spice and citrus notes, a good amount of sweetness on the palate. I also got hints of cherry but they very muted.

M – Medium bodied with decent carbonation.

O – My girlfriend and I really enjoyed this and I will most likely buy more.

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Photo of nhindian
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Had at a Pittsburgh tasting a bit ago.

750ml bottle split and poured into a Stone taster.

A - Pours a dark orange, much darker than a typical saison. It is fairly clear as well. 1.5-fingers of of khaki-colored head with good retention builds before fading to a sticky lace.

S - The biggest note I'm getting in the aroma is apples and spiced cider. Speaking of the spice, it has a good amount of it in the form of cinnamon and maybe nutmeg? There is some pears as well along with the apple. The end of the nose has some soapiness to it.

T - The taste is reminiscent of a holiday candle or a kitchen cooking Christmas desserts in a condensed form. Green apple, pear, and a variety of spices come across the most, like a freshly baked apple pie.

M - The mouthfeel is medium- to light-bodied with high carbonation. It has an active, bubbly feel on the palate with a nice zest to it. The finish is semi-dry with a ripeness that lends some juicy fruit.

D/O - Drinkability is high. I thought this was a tasty saison that brought a different flavor profile than the typical lemon and citrus, and definitely had me imagining drinking this over Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. I will be looking to get another bottle of this especially for that purpose.

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Photo of colts9016
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at 45 degrees. This bottle is 2009 vintage.

Appearance: A two finger head that is frothy and foamy with poor retention. The head left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is amber with copper orange color. The clarity in the beer is hazy by the yeast.

Nose: The aroma on the beer is a very strong fruity aromas, orange, lemon and a touch of grapefruit. The malt is toasty and caramelized with peppery phenols.

Taste: The malt is feathery and toasted malt with a nice strong fruity ester that are orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Other flavors are yeast, peppery phenols, caramel, honey, and floral esters.

The mouth feel is carbonated, crisp, and clean.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium light and the finish is medium. This Saison is very flavorful crisp and very easy to drink a very good session beer I would not mind a couple more beer. I am glad that I let this beer is age, it gave the beer some refinement. I was disappointed with head other than that a solid beer.

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Photo of JunkYardJake
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler from the brewery.
My last holiday ale for the season... maybe. Deep gold in color with a small white head. Smells nice and inviting. A little must and plenty of spicy goodness, compliments of the yeast. Palate is well rounded and quite delicious. Malt forward with a little funk and some spice. Also, some sweet and sour fruity flavors in the finish. Medium body with a fluid and silky mouthfeel. Drinkbility is high, especially at nearly 10%. And after killing this growler (I shared some), I can vouch for the abv billing. Happy holidays!

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Photo of craytonic
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: Clear amber-tinted pour, little head, just a bit of lacing.

Smell: Very crisp and clean. Light citrus hops and a faint maltiness with some spices and green apple.

Taste: Citrus hops, yeast, white pepper, crystal malts and green apple. A bit of booze. I never got much cherry.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, carbonation is a bit off

Drinkability: Very drinkable for 10%

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours an amber brown color with an off white head that creates some pretty good lacing. Nose brings spice, cherries, pears, and green apples. Some pale malt and light grain. Taste is quite nice and fits the holiday bill well. Nice spicy mouthfeel with good carbonation and body. A good seasonal treat.

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Photo of Amalak
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had off a cask at Muggs Tavern in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A- It is gold with a few streams of bubbles that leaves a white head and no real lace.
S- Malts are all I'm getting, just a hint.
T- It is very sour. It has a lagery taste with a vegetable rye aftertaste, but not in the way I normally like. Kind of flat. Not impressed.

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Two Front Teeth Holiday Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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