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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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966 Ratings
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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 18
Gots: 44 | 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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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-06-2014 06:35:35 | More by rudabegga9
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karengarys

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark mahogany, crystal clear. Very little to no head with my slow pour. Doesn't fizz, looks like a plain old transparent mahogany liquid in my glass.

Smells nice and holiday spicey. Cinnamon seems to come forth most, followed by nutmeg.

Taste is amazingly delicious for a holiday offering. I kind of go into these knowing I'm rolling dice with the odds against me. I'm not a typical hophead, though, leaning more towards the malty preference side of things. I don't care for spices and flavorings, but the Christmas offerings are always interesting enough to try. This time they have rolled a winner. The taste is also spicy, cinnamon, nutmeg, corriander, pepper, brown sugar... The funny thing is that it isn't too heavy on anything, and it is just rich malty and delicious.

Mouthfeel is very good, creaminess is hidden in that seemingly dormant liquid. It is very nice.

Overall, I'm very surprised this is so good. Of all the holiday offerings, this is one of the first I'm going to try and find an entire 6-pack of!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 23:08:35 | More by karengarys
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mhammo129

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-04-2014 08:49:12 | More by mhammo129
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-04-2014 03:33:16 | More by Nolen12
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

02-04-2014 03:16:11 | More by JuniperJesus
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-03-2014 21:33:48 | More by Yoda22
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-03-2014 13:13:35 | More by IPAFrankieH
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-02-2014 19:02:16 | More by Yellolab2010
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blameo

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-01-2014 00:45:17 | More by blameo
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Andragos

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-31-2014 02:42:24 | More by Andragos
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-29-2014 03:30:46 | More by kybeerdrinker
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JerUrbans

Wisconsin

2.71/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

My last 2014 Christmas beer, (unless I pick up one more Krampus, I saw my local still has). Clear thin amber color, with light colored head. Smells is strong nutmeg, and spice. I pick up some cinnamon as well. Taste kind of,...well actually, just like potpourii. Mouthfeel is thin light and just slightly bitter, but definitely not really sweet. Overall, it's OK. I think I would have rated this a bit higher before Christmas, but now after the holidays, somethings wore off. With that said I will look forward to another six pack next Christmas, but I will drink all of it before the holiday is over. Guess some things aren't better if you wait.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 00:17:15 | More by JerUrbans
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-27-2014 00:46:20 | More by cmq103
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kmm1793

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-26-2014 03:27:24 | More by kmm1793
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-25-2014 18:45:00 | More by Stinger80OH
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Evarigan

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-25-2014 17:09:11 | More by Evarigan
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AricGresko

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-25-2014 13:59:22 | More by AricGresko
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-23-2014 03:08:01 | More by HamGlade10
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-22-2014 04:09:01 | More by Ainjyll
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-21-2014 22:03:08 | More by threedaggers
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Thanks for this one darthvohn.

The ecru-colored, creamy foam of this holiday offering almost builds to a finger in width, receding less than thirty seconds later to barely covering the cap. An almond-hued body is streaked with ruddy highlights.

The orange peel, cinnamon, and nutmeg-like aromas all jump out of the glass first, spiced-smelling like a crafts store on December 21st. The malt slowly bubbles to the surface with impressions of graham, vanilla, a little bit of honey, Christmas in a glass.

First impressions recall mulled wine with a big punch of orange and cinnamon swelling on the back end of the palate. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon grab the attention of the palate at first, with a smokey fig, orange-y bite, and graham-like malt near the finish. A slight bitterness, feeling like pine, surprises on the finish.

2XMAS sits on the tongue with a medium heft and velvety, creamy smoothness, with the bitterness drying up the finish.

2XMAS, packed to the brim with spice like Santa's gift bag on Christmas Eve, smells and tastes like Christmas. Not wanting to "Bah Humbug" this beer, the sweet and decadent malt could be more forward, for an even more delectable holiday drinking experience. Great job Southern Tier!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 09:20:37 | More by Pintofbrown
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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-21-2014 02:40:15 | More by BeenTired
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mattyrubes

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-20-2014 04:02:57 | More by mattyrubes
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mattreitz49

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-20-2014 03:14:04 | More by mattreitz49
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Mlawrence

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-18-2014 01:01:21 | More by Mlawrence
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.