2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 996 | Reviews: 193 | Display Reviews Only:
4.8/5 rDev +29.4%
Appearance: beautiful ruby red. 5/5, it looks amazing
smell: spice, spice, spice! Nutmeg, all-spice, cinnamon (a lot of cinnamon), fruit (orange peel, apricot, etc). It smells like Christmas (that is, if I knew what Christmas smelled like) 4.5/5
taste: Dark caramel, heavy spice, light fruit sweetness, and lighter hops. Almost no trace of its alcohol (which at 8%, is a good advantage)
The taste is dominated by the malt, fruit, and spice, with the hops only coming through in the after taste, leaving you with the pure sweet holiday goodness
as a malthead, its my kind of beer
mouthfeel: for a beer its size feels a bit too light. Still it dwells nicely and is fairly nice
I might be a little bit biased here, but I see this as the finest holiday beer Ive ever had. It does what it says, and and says what it does (that is, it is a malty, fruity, spiced up delicious brew)
perfect with some good holiday treats. Ill be saving some bottles for drinking when I make ladkas.
I love southern tier, and this make me like them even more.
Here is hoping for more 2X brews to come.
they've all been spectacular
11-26-2012 04:45:42 | More by jucifer1818
4.71/5 rDev +27%
A- Pours dark red with a thin white head which leaves some good lacing.
S- Nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and a bit of pine.
T- Comes on strong with gingerbread and cinnamon with some dark fruits in there as well.
M- Medium carbonation with a medium body. Not too heavy, but not light. Hard to tell it is 8%.
O- Definitely one of the best Christmas ales I've had. Beautifully crafted,and dangerously delicious.
12-13-2012 00:03:15 | More by AC-Mivsek
4.63/5 rDev +24.8%
Im rating this expecting a Christmas beer. It looks like a Christmas cookie and smells like Christmas. Huge smells of clove with hints of orange cinnamon and malts. It 's got a nice spice kick with the clove up front followed by the orange, cinnamon and the ginger that rounds out the spices. It has a slight bitterness as well from some hop usage.
Very malty on top of all the spices. This is an excellent, excellent Christmas beer. I'm very impressed with everything they listed on the label is actually is in the taste as well. This at the Christmas dinner table would be a great addition. Good job Southern Tier.
11-07-2013 00:31:05 | More by thebrood1987
4.56/5 rDev +22.9%
Got a growler of this to share with my music listening buds. As expected, one of my buds brought a growler of Great Lakes Christmas Ale which this compared very favorably against. It wasn't a competition, rather just a means of expanding horizons. The spices of this work very well, as do the malts which underlie this.
12-01-2013 05:50:34 | More by CaptainHate
4.53/5 rDev +22.1%
On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Light beige head, good retention on a body colored hazy tudor brown. Oily, soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma is gingerbready with a touch of oatmeal cookie, some brown sugar and dark fruit (dates). Taste follows suit with a slight hint of alcohol taste. I suppose this tastes pretty close to what I would expect out of a Christmas beer from Southern Tier and thats a good thing.
12-12-2012 07:48:28 | More by KickbacksSteve
4.53/5 rDev +22.1%
A- The color is a cross between santa-suit red, copper pipe and ruby! It pours with a nice cherry tinted head, but it fades quickly and leaves only little traces of lacing left behind. Really nice clarity!
S- Malty and spicy! X-mas cookies!!! Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, powdered ginger, vanilla, gingerbread cookie, melted butter, caramel, candy corn, alcohol and allspice. This is what Christmas smells like when I close my eyes! It's perfect!
T- Gingerbread, caramel apples, mulled cider, vanilla pudding with a graham cracker crust! A hint of maple sugar candle wax, clove, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and little hints of X-Mas tree in your living room!!! X-mas dessert in a glass like a perfect parfait!!!
M- Not alot of sparkle... creamy and thick like pudding! Perfectly spiced! After taste has a touch of candle wax, but over all it's one of the best spiced beers, and I'm not surprised coming from ST! Alcohol is well hidden behind the spice and sweet malts.
O- It's the Christmas version of Pumking!!! You can taste the graham/gingerbread cracker crust in the pie! It's rediculous!!! LOL! The best winter brew I've ever had!
11-01-2012 20:36:25 | More by Thickfreakness
4.53/5 rDev +22.1%
Pours a dark amber with dark ruby hue. Good head with nice lacing that dissipates . The nose is a WOW of spice. Ginger, cinnamon, clove and either cardamom or allspice against a slight dark malt sweetness. Medium body and carbonation. The taste is like the nose - an exceptional blend of spice against a slight malt sweetness. Well balanced with a focus on Christmas spices that is expertly taken to the limit of flavor. Clean finish with a burst of spice flavor and a nice warm burn. If you like spice, this beer is for you.
12-11-2013 20:06:28 | More by tillmac62
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.