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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,312 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 51
Gots: 232 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: CloudStrife on 10-29-2012

Brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glogg. Ale brewed with Figs, Orange peels, and spices. 2 varieties of hops and 4 types of malts.
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/31/2012. Pours lightly hazy ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, fig, orange peel, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, floral, brown bread, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of malt, fruit, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, fig, orange peel, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, light anise, floral, brown bread, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, orange peel, brown sugar, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, light anise, floral, brown bread, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of malt, fruit, and spice flavors; with a great sweetness/spice balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced Christmas ale! Great balance and complexity of malt, fruit, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - dark reddish amber, a short-lived head of pale mocha is just a spotty cover within a minute or two.

Aroma - spiced with ginger, anise, clove, a fine bouquet of seasonal smells.

Taste - richly toasty malt base, orange, clove and anise providing some great spicy flavors. As the swallow dries, the hoppiness is shallow, a touch medicinal and even a little metallic, but not especially bitter. Decent balance to the sweeter front side flavors. Nice breath of waming alcohol as this winds down.

Mouthfeel - medium to slightly full body, fairly crisp, smooth.

Overall - extremely good session seasonal. I only got a few loose bottles this year, this one's on the short list for a few sixers next time around.

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

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a golden brown color, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells spicy (not in the hot way)- cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar.

It tastes basically the same- quite Christmasy- as expected- molasses, gingerbread, brown sugar, and candied fruits. There is a bit of an orange peel flavor, with cinnamon and nutmeg. There are a lot of cool flavors in this, but they don't always seem to mesh very well.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Not a bad Christmas seasonal, but needs a little bit of cleaning up.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Pencible
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear dark copper with a bit of light tan head.
S: It smelled like lots of nutmeg and clove, with some copper hops and cinnamon and vanilla.
T: It tasted just like the scent, full of holiday spices. It had a lean and spicy aftertaste.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Fairly light body.
D: This was a nice holiday ale, with lots of spice. The scent and taste and body were all good, with a smooth finish, so it was easy to drink. Mmm.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.