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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,260 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,260
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 49
Gots: 189 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 1,260 | Reviews: 233 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cwd
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rosethoj
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VTR
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. S/was amazing. All the holiday spices you would expect from a holiday beer. It smelled like mulling spices. T/Was good, with light spices following the nose. The taste was not as good as the smell, I was expecting more. O/Good sipping beer but got kind of boring as I worked my way through the glass. I would bring this out for a party as an easy beer for the non beer drinkers that would come over.

Photo of Snellgg5
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amvrana
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of udfan07
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWStandley
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mconner666
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ljohnston2008
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Travitten
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMWSIY
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Good head. A bit sugary malty thick feel. Which wanst too pleasant. But the taste makes up for it. Good hints of spice.

Photo of MarkQ617
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this poured into a pint glass. The color is really nice, deep brown. Almost a maple syrup. Sweet flavor, spices, some citrus on the tail end, particularly orange. Reasonable carbonation. I actually think it's a bit underrated. Good stuff!

Photo of Krashna11
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
2.66/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Does not taste as good as it looks or smells.

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerdrifter
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy copper-amber pour with an off-white one finger head with minimal retention and decent lacing. The nose is incredible! Huge spice notes with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and orange peel. The taste follows suit with the spices dominating. Huge cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove along with hints of toffee and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and tangy, spicy finish. Overall, maybe I'm just in the Christmas spirit, but this is an amazing interpretation of the style. The spices are bold, but not overpowering, and it's hugely drinkable. One of my favorite Christmas beers yet!

Photo of Mavigo
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Well it's smissmas time so I figure I'd be jolly.

Pours a transparent copper color with a thin tan head that evaporates quickly. Smells of cinnamon, oranges, caramom, ginger, lemon zest. Flavor is interesting, quite intense. It is sweet and rich but it has strong aftertaste of hops and all the other spices that are present. A bit off putting. It is medium bodied and well carbonated, strong after taste. Overall, this was alright, it wasn't horrible but I do need to wash out this weird aftertaste.

Photo of GregStoner
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vogt52
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N_Overholt
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,260 ratings.