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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,103
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 36
Gots: 109 | 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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Reviews by ztcoll:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ztcoll, Jun 29, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jammyman
1/5  rDev -72.9%

If you love spices, especially cloves, you're in for a treat. Unfortunately, I despise cloves! Sadly, it's the 1st beer I've EVER poured down the drain after having 2 sips. Wish I checked my BA app before buying the 6 pack. My fault.

Jammyman, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic a deep amber tinged brown with very little head to speak of,what there was was off white color.Deep fig and winter spice notes in the nose,alcohol and fruit cake notes linger.Candied figs with the orange peel underneath on the palate,cakey and rich with mild drying hops to keep the sweetness from going over the top.The lack of carbonation is actually good in the feel,it's mellow and almost chewey.A real warmer and true to the CHRISTmas season.

oberon, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

aszatk01, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A medium-dark copper with good clarity. The head a a better than average retention and is light tan.

S: The cardamom with it's lemony slight exotic notes and the clove are the first things I smell which blend very nicely with the orange peel aroma. It doesn't smell overly spice, it smells balanced and restrained like a brew that wants to let you taste a beer not potpourri. There is a light malt sweetness and touch of caramel and if there are any citrus hops the'd be covered by the orange peel and cardamom. There is a light fruit aroma as well of figs and prunes. There is a moderately-light ginger aroma that kind of ties everything together.

T: The figs come through in the flavor with moderate spice flavors of cinnamon and ginger with lighter flavors of clove and ginger. There is some lemony flavor and orange peel as well. The malt sweetness provides support and is paired with a moderately-light hops bitterness. The balances is slight sweet with a medium finish.

M: A medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. A very light prickle of astringency on the tongue that is unavoidable when brewing with spices and doesn't detract.

O: Not a bad holiday spiced beer that showcases the spices but has enough balance to still drinkable. I was nervous when about the brewers description saying this is double spiced but is isn't as strongly spiced as other beers I have both commercial and homebrewed.

MadScientist, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Tiernan, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Jehrnstrom34
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Jehrnstrom34, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

SkiBum22, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of sabitu
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

sabitu, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Akabufflaobilly
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Akabufflaobilly, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of pengs68
2/5  rDev -45.8%

pengs68, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of heddar33
5/5  rDev +35.5%

heddar33, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of SunDevilBeer
3/5  rDev -18.7%

SunDevilBeer, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

funkyfritos, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this seasonal ale brewed with "figs, orange peels, and spices." It is smooth and flavorful on the palate, not a all hoppy, and the 8 percent alcohol completely missed me until I read the label. It's a very nice ale flavor, not a strong "anything" in the mouth, except for good flavor, and perfect for a cold winter's day or night. Not my first tasting, to mention. This is my third or fourth over the past month, and it's still a whole lot of winter fun and flavorful ale!

ThisLadyLovesBeer, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

megamass, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. "DOB 10/22/12" etched onto the bottle.

Pours a nice warm shade of darker amber, with a dark ruby glow. Moderate sized dark tan head. Nothing special, film, collar and lace.

The nose is loaded with holiday spice.

Flavorful, fruity, sweet, highly spiced...tastes like a holiday fruit cake, in a good way. On the heavier side mouthfeel wise. Would work well with holiday desserts or as a holly jolly night capper. I like it

Billolick, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mctizzz, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, brownish-red in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: fig, toasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices

Taste:fig, big caramel, clove, and cinnamon

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Really tasty holiday brew...lots of malty sweetness and enough holiday spice..One of their better small bottle beers..I will pick this up again.

tigg924, Nov 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

reitzbrewing, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

avitallo, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

JC333, Feb 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

alienlifeforcecube, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Hazy, dark reddish-orange with thin cream colored head.

Smell: Figs and other fruits, cinnamon, and orange peel.

Taste: Pretty sweet core of figs, plum and caramel. Great mix of spices, such as cinnamon, ginger and orange peel. Very Christmas like, with the mix of spices and sweet decadence. It also reminds me a little of Pumking, which makes sense.

Feel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Finish is a little tingly from the spices, but not really dry. Usually a sweet finish bugs me, but not here.

Overall: This beer just screams Christmas, with its crazy spices and ultra sweet core. But I think it is great.

bsp77, Dec 17, 2012
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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,103 ratings.