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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,010 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 22
Gots: 72 | 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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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Thanx4AllDaFish, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

TangoJuliet, Apr 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

drbenderdo, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DaveMiller, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of ThickNStout
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Lucky's (Woodstock, GA). 7.99/ 6 pack. Bottled 10/23/13. Served in a Founders snifter.

Pours a clear chestnut brown with a finger and a half of dirty sand hued head. The foam settles to a healthy halo that leaves small splotches of lace.

An odd array of spices on the nose for a beer. Nutmeg, clove, faint cinnamon, a little citrus zest and hints of brown sugar and dark fruits.

The taste is even more packed with spice than the nose. Huge doses of clove with nutmeg, coriander, pepper, anise, cinnamon, orange zest, mild brown sugar and only the faintest hints of dark fruit. A very strange combination but it keeps the alcohol hidden. Very different.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Cloves and bitter orange peel linger in the finish.

A totally different holiday brew experience. I'm glad I held off reviewing this because the first I drank last November ended up feeding my drain. This was at least palatable but still far from my flavor profile preference. I can't take off too much just because I didn't care for the taste because I think they did what they did well. But I'll never buy more.

ThickNStout, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

nate_lyon, Mar 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Adavar, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

capuchinpilates, Mar 24, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I would have trouble distinguishing between Herbed/Spiced Beers and Winter Warmers, but that's my problem. This beer is quite complex and pretty good drinking.

Pours a chestnut brown color with a lot of light showing through as golden highlights, A hard pour gives you a minimal tan head without much head retention or lacing.

Strong aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg (holiday spices). The fruit (figs and orange peel) are noticeable too. The fruit aromas are reminiscent of Belgian Strong Dark Ales.

The taste is a bit more complex. The holiday spices are backed up by a strong, malty beer with plenty of Belgian type sweet fruit flavoring and some other spices like black pepper. The finish contains some mild but lingering piney or grassy hops presence as well. Much better than most holiday beers.

The mouthfeel is rich, with a touch of warming alcohol. This is a good holiday/winter warmer type beer.

JayQue, Mar 17, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 2/15

Pours medium to dark amber. Touch of foam on top. Light sweet nose. Jammy and figs. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Orange fig flavors, sweet malt, spiced finish. A touch sweet, but has a little bitter balance. Works for the season, nice festive beer.

KTCamm, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

GOBLIN, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

KFrank729, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Valentno7, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jkball01, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Gww1864, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

stocktj99, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Cory_Brown, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

TR0219, Mar 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Houser, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

lovindahops, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

JimBNP, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Motozappa, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

JuliusCaesar, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.