2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,251 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,251
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 49
Gots: 183 | 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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Photo of utopiajane
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely caramel brown with a glowing orange blush to it. Slight haze, faint head of tan foam that would have been bigger had I poured more vigorously. It lasted and left a film on top and made a little lace. presents elegantly int he glass and twinkles like a xmas tree light.

Nose is like a piece of spiced cake has been set down in front of me. Bright orange peel, sensual figs, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Clove and some soft notes of ginger. The ginger really peeks out brightly and lightens up the nose with a bit of gaiety. The malt is a light sugar cookie type scent with hints of brown sugar. There's some malty depth to it but not too much. This smells a lot like pumking only without the pumpkin.

Taste is lovely. The orange peel is the bright stage on which all these jolly spices play. They are well blended and none stands out more prominently than the others. The fig is a bit of voluptuous dark fruit to go with that dark malt. The malt plays a bit deeper on the palate and shows it's resilience but it has a melt in your mouth quality that is delightful. There is no alcohol on the nose or on the palate save for the very last moment when it tings with a faint medicinal. I feel this adds a bit of gaiety to the beer. There is even a touch of hops bitter to finish this one . Just as these spices are merrily dancing on your palate a small but noticeable hop bitter comes through and ends the beer with a discreet finish and leaves the malt to linger in the aftertaste.

I thought this tasted a lot like pumking without the pumpkin.

Photo of hopuntilyoudrop
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of nae412
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of InkedinRi
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of brocktune
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of David_S
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of LukeLorence
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of clayrock81
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured a brown body with one finger head and lace and a very ginger and piney hop aroma with some mild sweetness in the aroma.
Dry, spicy, sharp, there is a cinnamon like sweetness and a peppery spice but the real stars are touches of ginger and again this piney, earthy hop taste sensation I keep getting.
Basically, it's like a spicy sweetness I'm tasting with minimal hop bitterness for balance and a little breadiness to make the beer a bit more full than watery blandness.
I enjoyed this beer but the flavors just didn't completely come together for me.

Photo of mschrei
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Cubro
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of delta490
4.11/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep clear mahogany with a thin cream-white head. There's a small amount of lacing left. The aroma is great, with unique spice tones. Once you know what's in it, you can recognize the cardamom and ginger, amongst the others. The taste builds on the aromas and the fruit additions play quite well. The body has a nice thickness and a little spicy tingle from the ginger on the finish. Pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving dinner.

Photo of cooperla1
4.5/5  rDev +22%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of rlovitt
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4.3/5  rDev +16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.64/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of dahlen22
2/5  rDev -45.8%

Appearance: A reddish-brown with an average head.
Aroma: Def. oranges (almost smells like an A.C. casino circa 1995 that would use an orange deodorizer on carpets), and cloves stand out.
Taste: Kind of disappointing for the style. Lacks any real balance, just a face full of spices like cloves and cinnamon. Has a slight hop in the middle and a bit peppery. The alcohol is well hidden, but again, just too much in the clove department.

Overall: Their are much better choices for this style. Cheers!

Photo of logicalparadox
1.25/5  rDev -66.1%

VERY spice forward, with an aggressive, almost astringent cinnamon, clove, and allspice profile. Especially cloves. Huge cloves. And Cinnamon. There's allspice there, too. Not liking this. Not getting much else beyond the medicinal spices. Ugh. I'm not sure I can finish this. Not recomendied.

Photo of Muzak
4.52/5  rDev +22.5%

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.