Southern Tier 2XMAS
Reactions and Insights
This is intense. It smells strongly of Christmas-y spices and tastes like all those spices plus figs and maybe dark cherries. It’s got a nice, complex flavor. It’s not something that makes you keep wanting to drink and drink, but when you pick it up you think, “Oh yeah, I get to taste this again. Awesome.” My only complaint is that it leaves your mouth feeling kind of dry and stale.
From the label:
Ale brewed with figs, orange peels, and spices, 2 varieties of hops, 4 types of malts.
It totally tastes like all of that.
Would I drink a case of it?
No, it’s 2 much 2XMAS for a whole case.
OK, but would I drink a six-pack of it?
Sure, this would be fun to have around. If I see it in my local market I might pick up a six-pack.
Did it contribute to my holiday spirit?
Yes, it pretty aggressively did.
It’s clean in an early 2000s kind of way. It’s got nice colors. I don’t love the Southern Tier logo, and there are five different fonts used, but for all of that it isn’t bad. 6/10