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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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977 Ratings
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Ratings: 977
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 19
Gots: 48 | 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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a burnt crimson shade. Quite a pretty color. Body is transparent. Head never fully developed. A ring of bubbles leaves behind plenty of remnants however.

S-I know it has already been stated in the few earlier reviews, but this smells like Pumking. Cinnamon, clove and nutmeg all over the place. Like a Swedish Christmas cookie tray. Plenty of caramel along with a cool amalgamation of spice and bread. The spice meshes with the bread malt to make a Christmas cookie nose. Very interesting. Slight hints of orange and dark dried fruits.

T-Figgy and loaded with a plethora of spices. Gingerbread men. Cloves and fruit cake. There is also a surprisingly bitter finish. This doesn't remind me of Pumking as much now. The spice lingers pleasantly. Sweet and spiced with a satisfyingly bitter end.

M-Creamy. Matches its ABV quite accurately. Drinks far easier than I expected it to. Booze masked very well. Boy, do those spices linger.

O/D-Must eat with a Gingerbread man! This is Swedish satisfaction to the max! Haven't run across a 'Glögg' before, but they are pretty damn cool and perfect for ushering in the Holiday spirit. I was very skeptical of this beer, but I ended up enjoying it. I can't wait to scream "MY BEER TASTES LIKE SANTA!" to the next person I see.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:54:18 | More by VelvetExtract
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark, red-brown color with a dense, fluffy tan head that fades, but never completely dissipates. The nose is rich and spicy with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar. It's very appealing considering the different spice profile ST used in this beer compared to other over-the-top winter warmers It's almost like the goose island winter brown ale for comparison. The taste is well spiced with a modest fig sweetness and semi-dry finish. It drinks like liquid dessert, but doesn't get old. The body is rich and inviting. Honestly, this may be one of my favorite winter beers considering the unique spice profile, drinkability, price, and availability. I just want to get into a wool turtleneck and eat a winter ham while drinking this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 02:16:51 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-10-2012 01:20:42 | More by Coopersbeer
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musicman7070

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

11-09-2012 23:28:18 | More by musicman7070
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 10/17/12. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a clear ruby red color with about a quarter inch off-white head that didn't stay around for too long. Not much lacing. Aroma is sweet and spicy, it smells like ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, candied oranges, figs, and some cloves. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, except that there's a slight bitterness noticeable. Also, the aroma seems stronger compared to the flavor of the beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew, I know I'll be enjoying the rest of my 6-pack! $10.99 a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 22:12:54 | More by bluejacket74
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-09-2012 16:17:32 | More by PaBeerLover
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

11-09-2012 15:08:15 | More by HopBrain
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-09-2012 03:00:14 | More by ShemRahBoo
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am almost a Southern Tier blind faith follower. I started out liking their brews and as they added more styles I find I LOVE those. This new one is no exception, but it is exceptional.

It's a dark thing with very little head. The aroma is mildly that of a unique combo of spices and things plus a little hoppy ale. The taste follows with a nice balanced spice and ale flavor. Not very hoppy but that's not expected in this style. A tart fruity aftertaste lingers long after the drink.

This is a very nice holiday brew. I look forward to drinking a bunch of these.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 01:02:37 | More by schoolboy
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Thunderchief

New York

5/5  rDev +34.8%

11-08-2012 13:29:34 | More by Thunderchief
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-08-2012 04:37:03 | More by jjd315
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stpaulsipper07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-08-2012 03:01:59 | More by stpaulsipper07
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bradcochran1234

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

11-07-2012 04:19:11 | More by bradcochran1234
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ng85

California

4.75/5  rDev +28%

11-05-2012 23:59:20 | More by ng85
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CoryJHarber

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

11-05-2012 18:50:07 | More by CoryJHarber
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep amber, minimal head.Crystal clear.

S - Holiday spices. Nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, Sweet malt notes , dried fruits, herbaceous scents. Candied citrus peel.

T - Sturdy malt base, sweet and grainy. Soft on the tongue, with the spices present but mild. The nose lent a stronger offering, but the flavor has them all just more subtle. Agreeable blend of winter spices, and a subtle hint of candied orange peel.

M - Well balanced, light-medium body, pleasant carbonation. Spiced semi-dry finish.

O - All of the winter beer components you look for and want. Southern Tier comes through.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 01:47:10 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-04-2012 22:28:43 | More by Brown120
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-04-2012 02:43:59 | More by bluntedboywonder
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-04-2012 00:56:06 | More by kbrown
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siddhartha

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

11-03-2012 22:07:31 | More by siddhartha
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

11-03-2012 01:19:14 | More by GennyCreamAle
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GrindFatherBob

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

11-02-2012 20:21:26 | More by GrindFatherBob
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NFStaproom

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

11-02-2012 00:04:14 | More by NFStaproom
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Weegee40

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle to goblet style glass. temperature 50 degrees f*
App-like a cherry finish on a guitar-mysteriously opaque- dark dark brown/red/black.
small lacing in goblet.
Smell-heavy on the spice for aroma. I get ginger, figs, nectarine, and something like molasses.
Taste- Not very hoppy or bitter. Which is surprising from this brewery as i have tried most of there bottled beers. tastes like it smells only better. there are several types of malts in this one. This is very evident in the taste as the malt taste is greater than the hop taste. this one is more spice than sweet.

Mouth feel- bubbly swish reveals additional dimensions of spice with a slightly biter after feel. The appearance plays tricks as your tongue feels the cream of the seasonal.

Overall- a very different, individual, and pleasant winter edition seasonal. I will be buying this again when the mistletoe is hung and snow is on the ground.
It is reminiscent of Christmas dessert in a glass.

Pairing: I would imagine a ginger bread man dipped in whip would go nicely as this is heavy on the impression of dessert.

again ; heavy on the spice for aroma and taste. I get a very satisfactory ginger, figs, spice, anise nectarine, and something like molasses.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 22:50:48 | More by Weegee40
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Thickfreakness

New York

4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- The color is a cross between santa-suit red, copper pipe and ruby! It pours with a nice cherry tinted head, but it fades quickly and leaves only little traces of lacing left behind. Really nice clarity!

S- Malty and spicy! X-mas cookies!!! Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, powdered ginger, vanilla, gingerbread cookie, melted butter, caramel, candy corn, alcohol and allspice. This is what Christmas smells like when I close my eyes! It's perfect!

T- Gingerbread, caramel apples, mulled cider, vanilla pudding with a graham cracker crust! A hint of maple sugar candle wax, clove, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and little hints of X-Mas tree in your living room!!! X-mas dessert in a glass like a perfect parfait!!!

M- Not alot of sparkle... creamy and thick like pudding! Perfectly spiced! After taste has a touch of candle wax, but over all it's one of the best spiced beers, and I'm not surprised coming from ST! Alcohol is well hidden behind the spice and sweet malts.

O- It's the Christmas version of Pumking!!! You can taste the graham/gingerbread cracker crust in the pie! It's rediculous!!! LOL! The best winter brew I've ever had!

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 20:36:25 | More by Thickfreakness
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 977 ratings.