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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,019 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,019
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 24
Gots: 76 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Gregwa, Nov 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Dreamer, Nov 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

dbert21, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Chugs13, Nov 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

JamLand, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Vonhinx, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Kelp, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of SawDog505
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip. Pours a reddish brown with a half inch white head that leaves behind scattered lace. Smell is nutmeg, cinnamon, clover, ginger, and vanilla. Taste all of that, a winter warmer that has loads of spices. Body is medium, nice amount of life, not dry, and goes down easy for its 8%. This is solid, a little more spicy than I prefer, but it is a nice change. Pumpkin beer fans should like.

SawDog505, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Sturmthis, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a brilliantly clear copper. The head barely formed on this one instead only producing only a small ringlet.
It was very aromatic with spices. There is almost minty and earthy.
Dry and bitter tasting. Feels like powdered spices were used so I'm sure that contributed to the bitterness too. Some light alcohol warming in the finish.
A good beer that oozes Christmas spirit.

micromaniac129, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

core42, Nov 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

OneTrickPony, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jtladner, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

smb71481, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

kew, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

sabitu, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Red-orange in color. Great clarity. Tan head remains as a thin cap throughout. Lacing is spotty and minimal.

S: Spices leap out of the glass immediately. Cinnamon stick and nutmeg, fragrant orange peel. Sweet malt base yields rich fruitcake and cocoa.

T: Nutmeg and cinnamon up front. Christmas cookies. Orange peel. Rich fruitcake. Figgy. Christmas pudding. Light supporting hop bitterness. Slight spike of alcohol. Rum soaked raisins. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the finish, along with cake.

M: Medium thick body. Rich and round. Creamy and slightly chewy texture. Warming. Low carbonation.

O: As I guy who typically doesn't like heavily spiced beers, I can still respect this. Especially since it is taking its inspiration from glogg, a drink that is quintessentially spicy and fruity. The malty richness provides a strong enough base to ground the spices, even if they do come on very strong. Any fan of spiced winter beers will enjoy this.

ryan1788a5, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

cdwil, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance is a deep clear red with tan head. Nice retention and lace. The nose is all Christmas. Tons of spices with cinnamon, ginger and spruce being the most prevalent notes. Some fruity notes are present, most significant is orange. Taste is much like nose plus some nice malty graham cracker notes. Moderate sweetness here with the spices hitting hard at the finish. The finish is dry and leaves lingering notes of cinnamon and ginger on the palate. Mouthfeel is moderate and well carbonated. Overall, a solid winter warmer, worth a try if you like your beer spiced.

homebrew311, Nov 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

athegreatest83, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bigpoppa67, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

sgregory, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Givemebeer
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep copper in color, not much lacing or head.

S: Evergreen, pine, spruce

T: Wow, tons of pine and spruce in this. Some mint and a taste of gingerbread cookies.

M: Medium bodied and a lingering pine spruce finish

O:Very bold attempt by Southern Tier. The flavors are very in your face but they work well. Named perfectly since this does taste like a Christmas Tree. Bit of a spice bomb which I'm not usually a fan of but I could drink this again if the mood hits.

Givemebeer, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ethanmc12, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

abex44, Nov 21, 2013
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,019 ratings.