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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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980 Ratings
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 50 | FT: 3
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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barczar

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a half inch light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving no lacing. Probably residue in the glass.

Smells like gingerbread. Clove, cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar combine with floral hops and figs to create a perfumey bouquet.

Flavor reveals more ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of a cloyingly sweet sorghum and toasted bready malt backbone. There's a buttery graham cracker character, as well. Notes of cola and dark fruit surface at the finish, which is rounded out by a hint of citrus. There's a lingering bitterness.

Body is fairly thick, slightly syrupy, with moderate carbonation lifting the flavor from the palate to prevent it from being overly cloying.

Overall, the spice character was not as offputting as some. There's good balance of the various spices, as opposed to some that are more dominant in one spice. That said, it's still a spice bomb. The bready malt counters the spices fairly well, but the sweetness is also over the top.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 18:55:23 | More by barczar
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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.