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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 921
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.36%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glogg. Ale brewed with Figs, Orange peels, and spices. 2 varieties of hops and 4 types of malts.

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 10-29-2012)
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YieldToNothing

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-12-2013 16:34:00 | More by YieldToNothing
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

04-17-2014 16:42:57 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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ttylicki

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-13-2014 22:27:39 | More by ttylicki
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-13-2014 14:33:59 | More by PickwickHopz
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Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-13-2014 05:48:36 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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Mikexw

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

04-08-2014 19:08:54 | More by Mikexw
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JMaxwell

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-07-2014 04:59:15 | More by JMaxwell
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-06-2014 03:24:39 | More by victory4me
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-05-2014 04:24:10 | More by SkinniePost
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-02-2014 20:39:49 | More by tmryan21
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.8%

04-02-2014 16:40:37 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
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TangoJuliet

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-02-2014 14:46:20 | More by TangoJuliet
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-30-2014 22:39:26 | More by drbenderdo
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-27-2014 18:37:45 | More by DaveMiller
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Lucky's (Woodstock, GA). 7.99/ 6 pack. Bottled 10/23/13. Served in a Founders snifter.

Pours a clear chestnut brown with a finger and a half of dirty sand hued head. The foam settles to a healthy halo that leaves small splotches of lace.

An odd array of spices on the nose for a beer. Nutmeg, clove, faint cinnamon, a little citrus zest and hints of brown sugar and dark fruits.

The taste is even more packed with spice than the nose. Huge doses of clove with nutmeg, coriander, pepper, anise, cinnamon, orange zest, mild brown sugar and only the faintest hints of dark fruit. A very strange combination but it keeps the alcohol hidden. Very different.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Cloves and bitter orange peel linger in the finish.

A totally different holiday brew experience. I'm glad I held off reviewing this because the first I drank last November ended up feeding my drain. This was at least palatable but still far from my flavor profile preference. I can't take off too much just because I didn't care for the taste because I think they did what they did well. But I'll never buy more.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 22:26:56 | More by ThickNStout
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nate_lyon

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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Adavar

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +28%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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JayQue

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I would have trouble distinguishing between Herbed/Spiced Beers and Winter Warmers, but that's my problem. This beer is quite complex and pretty good drinking.

Pours a chestnut brown color with a lot of light showing through as golden highlights, A hard pour gives you a minimal tan head without much head retention or lacing.

Strong aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg (holiday spices). The fruit (figs and orange peel) are noticeable too. The fruit aromas are reminiscent of Belgian Strong Dark Ales.

The taste is a bit more complex. The holiday spices are backed up by a strong, malty beer with plenty of Belgian type sweet fruit flavoring and some other spices like black pepper. The finish contains some mild but lingering piney or grassy hops presence as well. Much better than most holiday beers.

The mouthfeel is rich, with a touch of warming alcohol. This is a good holiday/winter warmer type beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 19:41:29 | More by JayQue
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

03-16-2014 14:15:15 | More by Fettpopps
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 2/15

Pours medium to dark amber. Touch of foam on top. Light sweet nose. Jammy and figs. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Orange fig flavors, sweet malt, spiced finish. A touch sweet, but has a little bitter balance. Works for the season, nice festive beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 13:43:15 | More by KTCamm
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-16-2014 03:22:03 | More by GOBLIN
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-15-2014 19:55:42 | More by KFrank729
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Valentno7

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

03-14-2014 02:36:15 | More by Valentno7
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-12-2014 18:57:38 | More by jkball01
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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.