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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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981 Ratings
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Ratings: 981
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 51 | 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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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +28%

01-20-2013 17:38:37 | More by CBodamer
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PapiMagnum

New York

4.75/5  rDev +28%

11-05-2013 01:40:29 | More by PapiMagnum
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

11-23-2013 23:43:30 | More by OneTrickPony
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +28%

03-31-2013 02:42:48 | More by RochefortChris
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Billz187

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +28%

02-17-2013 02:13:14 | More by Billz187
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cdet


4.75/5  rDev +28%

12-24-2012 20:43:14 | More by cdet
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AC-Mivsek

Ohio

4.71/5  rDev +27%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 00:03:15 | More by AC-Mivsek
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +24.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 00:31:05 | More by thebrood1987
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CaptainHate

Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

12-01-2013 05:50:34 | More by CaptainHate
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2012 07:48:28 | More by KickbacksSteve
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Thickfreakness

New York

4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 20:36:25 | More by Thickfreakness
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tillmac62

South Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 20:06:28 | More by tillmac62
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Akabufflaobilly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-24-2014 19:17:58 | More by Akabufflaobilly
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ThisLadyLovesBeer

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 23:54:28 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
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eklie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-30-2013 18:02:24 | More by eklie
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-10-2013 10:18:24 | More by klimoja
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-07-2012 19:33:37 | More by Pensfan0782
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tjkramer95

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-02-2013 17:16:50 | More by tjkramer95
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

11-20-2012 01:52:16 | More by ALLISON01
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aboji

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-01-2012 15:01:57 | More by aboji
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-14-2012 05:49:59 | More by kkmiller76
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-05-2013 02:23:53 | More by ninaturner
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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

11-26-2012 17:12:27 | More by cmonfradi
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-02-2014 03:27:36 | More by WreckingBrew
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

12-21-2012 19:50:32 | More by rymurphy617
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 981 ratings.