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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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975 Ratings
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Ratings: 975
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 19
Gots: 47 | 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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AricGresko

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-25-2014 13:59:22 | More by AricGresko
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-23-2014 03:08:01 | More by HamGlade10
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-22-2014 04:09:01 | More by Ainjyll
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-21-2014 22:03:08 | More by threedaggers
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Thanks for this one darthvohn.

The ecru-colored, creamy foam of this holiday offering almost builds to a finger in width, receding less than thirty seconds later to barely covering the cap. An almond-hued body is streaked with ruddy highlights.

The orange peel, cinnamon, and nutmeg-like aromas all jump out of the glass first, spiced-smelling like a crafts store on December 21st. The malt slowly bubbles to the surface with impressions of graham, vanilla, a little bit of honey, Christmas in a glass.

First impressions recall mulled wine with a big punch of orange and cinnamon swelling on the back end of the palate. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon grab the attention of the palate at first, with a smokey fig, orange-y bite, and graham-like malt near the finish. A slight bitterness, feeling like pine, surprises on the finish.

2XMAS sits on the tongue with a medium heft and velvety, creamy smoothness, with the bitterness drying up the finish.

2XMAS, packed to the brim with spice like Santa's gift bag on Christmas Eve, smells and tastes like Christmas. Not wanting to "Bah Humbug" this beer, the sweet and decadent malt could be more forward, for an even more delectable holiday drinking experience. Great job Southern Tier!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 09:20:37 | More by Pintofbrown
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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-21-2014 02:40:15 | More by BeenTired
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mattyrubes

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-20-2014 04:02:57 | More by mattyrubes
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mattreitz49

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-20-2014 03:14:04 | More by mattreitz49
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-18-2014 01:01:21 | More by Mlawrence
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AWB3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-17-2014 16:09:30 | More by AWB3
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-16-2014 16:19:20 | More by superdoopersauce
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TBarJr

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-15-2014 04:46:37 | More by TBarJr
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TCMike

Minnesota

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Produced a 1 finger, beige head. Beer color is a slight translucent, medium mahogany.

The aroma is of gingerbread, caramel, raisins.

The taste is similar, but syrupy, and with a hint of orange, and mild hop bitterness. Upper end of medium, for mouth-feel. Medium carbonation.

Not my fave Christmas beer, but it's okay.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 21:59:17 | More by TCMike
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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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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-12-2014 23:06:48 | More by JKV96
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-12-2014 22:08:49 | More by bshiban
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-12-2014 02:11:12 | More by Drknight
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-11-2014 11:59:35 | More by Lare453
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Danny1217

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-11-2014 01:02:47 | More by Danny1217
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-10-2014 17:51:19 | More by Belittle
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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-10-2014 16:32:03 | More by barneysdad
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Maine

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-09-2014 19:52:41 | More by BEERMILER12
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-09-2014 14:40:39 | More by gatorlove
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-09-2014 00:23:33 | More by GrotiusM
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-09-2014 00:21:47 | More by sbangs
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 975 ratings.