Beer Advent Calendar: Day 7


Southern Tier 2XMAS

ABV: 8.0%

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.

Beth’s Grade

Objective Grade

Label Notes
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

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