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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 51
Gots: 233 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: CloudStrife on 10-29-2012

Brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glogg. Ale brewed with Figs, Orange peels, and spices. 2 varieties of hops and 4 types of malts.
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Photo of Misterphinister
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely my favorite XMAS brew here in NY.

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.71/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Photo of thebrood1987
4.63/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of JPowell712
4.59/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very spicy! Love it for the season. The beer is very good. It pours very dark and reddish. The aroma is all about the spices. I get a lot of ginger, orange peel, and maybe nutmeg or allspice? The taste is bold, hoppy and sweet. I can taste honey? Very good mixture of everything you would expect from a Christmas beer or winter warmer. I recommend it!

Photo of CraigP83
4.55/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Has a dark amber coloration, IMO this is what a beer should look like!
Odor: Christmas spices, I detect a little cinnamon, clove and possibly some orange zest.
Taste: You can taste the hops in this one but it does not have the over powering bitterness of many beers that boast about their hops, very smooth.
Overall: Easy drinking, flavorful, complex, a real winner.

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Thickfreakness
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of tillmac62
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of CaptainHate
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of SeamusLight
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

THIS is a holiday beer. Dark, fragrant, spicy... One of Southern Tier's best. It pours with a thin head and a medium body. The nose: citrusy. Taste wise, this beer is bottled Christmas: clove and cardamom front-to-back with a warming finish.

Perfectly balanced, and not too heavy - so you could easily drink this all night. You MUST try this beer.

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.