2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,244
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 49
Gots: 181 | FT: 4
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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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3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Glogg eh?

A- Dark ruby red pour from the 12oz to a chalice. A thick, puffy off-white cap rises to over two fingers with good retention. A few large sheets of lace remain with some spots and drizzle.

S- Spices are felt along with the other adjunct ingredients. Cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg come to mind; kind of in that ballpark of spice. Something rather earthy and woody about it. Dark dried fruits, deeply browned malts, herbal spicy ginger and orange zest. Cardamom really opens up with time.

T- Ginger really gets put into overdrive as cinnamon, earthy spice, orange peel and figs follow that. For me this is mostly about the adjuncts and that seems like the point; beastly spices. Hints of cloves, vanilla sweets, bitter citrus rind, raisins, toasted grains and cardamom on the back end.

MF- Medium thickness overall with a creamy and foamy consistency helping in driving those spicy flavors onto the palate. Finishes with a harsh bitterness from the spices; cinnamon and bitter orange pile drive the taste buds.

Spice monster. I actually enjoy a lot of the distinct flavors this brings to the table with cinnamon followed by cardamom and orange peels leading to figs but it all clashes. The cardamom seems to grow with each sip and throws things off. I can certainly appreciate spiced beers but the after taste of this beer is off putting at times.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a copper reddish with a very small slight off white head. Head dissipates rather quickly. Smell is cloves and banana and cinnamon and bubble gum. My God it smells like Christmas. Medium mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. The taste is very interesting. It was a good bit piney-er than I expected. A bit of alcohol warmth. Honestly, there’s a little too much going on tastewise - all the smells are represented in the flavor - maybe just a bit too much. Not really sure if I like the taste, but I know I like the smell a whole lot more.

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

Wow. That is unlike an any beer I've ever had. I appreciate it but not my favorite at all. The smell was pure pickled ginger, like the one you get when you get sushi. The overall taste was like a cleaning agent with lemon and ginger. I know that sounds weird but that's this beer in a nutshell. I usually love ST but this was not for me. First ever drain pour

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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,244 ratings.