GSH1976 (159) - Delaware, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear and very dark ruby color. Aroma is dominated by spices but nutmeg and cloves are the most noticeable. Alcohol is evident as it warms. Taste follows the nose with some malt presence although the spice taste is not as strong as the aroma led me to expect. The body is medium and there is not a lot of carbonation. An interesting beer but I am not a fan of the spices.
OldGrowth (2351) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pint at JD’s Tavern. good aroma, sweet. lots of spice. carame malt. brownish orange color.. ok head and lace. sweet flavor. thick body creamy oily mouthfeel sweet finish. real good winter beer. very spiced. real good malt spice combo. winner.
MercyDevice (317) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I usually like strong winter seasonal ales but I’m not down with this one. The smell is weird and medicinal. The taste is slightly better but it still isn’t very good. Some pine and bread notes. Pours a dark chestnut color with a medium head.
ronaldtheriot (982) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Southern Tier 2xMas has an extremely thin, off-white head, a clear, burgundy appearance, with no bubble streams and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of mixed spices- and, this is very strong- with a background of sweet bread. Taste is of spices, particularly white pepper and sweet bread. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Southern Tier 2xMas finishes semi-dry, spicy, and rich. Overall, this is another crummy spiced/flavored beer, of which serious beer drinkers are so weary. It is okay for beer in general, but maybe most excellent in the insipid spiced beer genre. It is what it is. RJT
TreborWhip (369) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pours a clear burnt umber with thin tan head. Light malty aroma. Spicey flavors of coriander, cinnamon, and white pepper with a warm finish. A very nice winter ale to be enjoyed by a roaring fire.
g6736 (7) - Warwick, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice winter ale not too much spice like others. Nice amber clear color with creaming head from tap
mjpeterson812 (50) - Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from bottle into shaker glass. Deep clear red copper with a small head that faded to a thin layer of bubbles. Quite a bit of lacing. Aroma is malt, roasty, clove, cinnamon, orange. All those same flavors when tasted. Medium body, somewhat creamy texture, even if a bit thin and watery. Plenty of carbonation. Lingering spicy bitter finish.
To date probably the best Christmas/Winter ale I’ve had! I expected lots of spice/flavor and this definitely delivered.
SuperTiti33 (236) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambrée/rouge. Nez: épice. Cannelle. Fruité. Raisin sec. Muscade. Gingembre. Sent plus la bière à la citrouille que la Noël. Gâteau au fruit confit. Bouche: caramel. Gâteau. Canne de Noël. Anis. Muscade. Fine amertume. Intéressant.
Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at 3R6P. Holiday spice aroma, with coriander, allspice, and nutmeg. Light hop component, medium sweet. Deep dark copper amber clear with thin creamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. A little warming. Starts moderately sweet with lots of holiday spice flavor, sweet nutty finish. Medium bitterness in the after with lingering spices.
samsmith33 (263) - - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma Is plum, raisin, allspice, coriander, clove. Very festive. Clear brown color with a touch of red. Ashy taste, bitter orange. Good beer, though the aroma sets your expectations high and the flavor disappoints.
OPIE788 (76) - - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nice amber color with an off white head. Cinnamon and allspice nose. Cinnamon, sweet dark fruit and I think some pine flavors.