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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,317
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 49
Gots: 238 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,317 | Reviews: 252
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

S: Very bold spices, mace, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, just a spicy assault on the nose.

L: Dark crimson red, little white head and lacing.

T: Bold dark fruit up front with a very bold x-mas spice backbone. Medium low spicy bitterness with lots of cinnamon bread, figs and some orange tea. Fairly sweet caramal malt throughout. Finishes semi-dry with lingering baking spices.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Extremetly bold in the baking spices. Like drinking spiced soup. nose was pleasant, but way too overwhelming in the taste.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it had a reddish color body with a 2"head to it. The aroma was of cinnamon, allspice,nutmeg. The taste was very strong of spices, cinnmon, allspice, nutmeg, but had a tart cherry taste also.
The mouth feel is good, well balanced and overall a really good beer, just a little heavy on the spices.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had glogg in my time and as far as a beer representative goes this is a pretty accurate rendition. There is a lot of flavor going on and somehow the flavors harmonize. There's a little bit of clashing that goes on here and there with some of the more aggressive flavors, but that's par for the course. Fermented sweetness, a faint pine undertone, slight warnings of a vodka and red wine hangover. Southern Tier has earned some more brownie points by resonating with my semi-Scandanavian heart.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an amber orange color with a one inch head that lingers around a while.

Smell: cinnamon, nutmeg, and some malt sweetness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, apples, and a moderate bitterness create a nice winter ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout.

Overall: a great beer to drink in front of a raging fire in the winter. Slow sipping but very enjoyable.

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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,317 ratings.