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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,302 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,302
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 51
Gots: 224 | FT: 4
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Arch578
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of citruscane
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Figboot2001
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark amber color. Quite clear. Very little white head that dissipates quickly.
S - Absolutely tons of spices. Lots of nutmeg and lots of clove.
T - Again, lots of spices right up front. Rather bitter from the hops and a little bit of a boozy taste on the back end.
F - A little thin for as bold of a beer as it is. Not bad though.
O - Enjoyable. This beer looks and smells great. The flavor leaves a little to be desired as it's a little bitter and almost too spicy. But it's a good, rich beer.

Photo of 57md
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Ruby brown in color. The nose is spicy but nutmeg stands out above anything else. The flavor profile includes seasonal spices such as nutmeg and allspice but also orange as well. The finish is semi-dry.

This is a pretty darn good Christmas beer.

Photo of fearthebeerd
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mds1101
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leroybrown10
2.47/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Heavily spiced with nutmeg, clove and ginger. Overally hopped with little malt balance.

Photo of whynot44
2.35/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear dark amber color with a modest white head that dissipated quickly.

The aroma is all spice - nutmeg, cardamom, ginger?, who knows?

The tastes is also heavy on the spices upfront, after that subsides you can detect a definite fig and malt background but it is overwhelmed by the spices. This one is actually better warm as the background tastes come out a little more.

Light/medium bodied.

Overall, not a style I'm fond of but a lighter touch on the spices would make this more palatable.

Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Yardhouse.
Deep red-brown with a head that soon reduced to a ring. Minimal lacing.
Both the aroma and the flavor reflect a heavy use of nutmeg. There are some other spices in here too, but the overall spicing level is just too high, largely masking the malts.

Photo of salamiwagon
2.66/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Smells great. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger with a subtle citrus twist. As it warms the fig really comes out. Smells like it would be sweet.
Not.
Extremely bitter. Bitter beer face bitter. The hoppy aftertaste is way too much.
I poured this one out for my homies.

Photo of kvgomps
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Was unable to do more than 2 sips of this. This tasted like potpourri to me. Much the same way potpourri stings my eyes, this really disagreed with my palate.

Photo of Utica_Brew_Review
2.64/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark Amber color with great head and mild carbonation. You can smell this beer from across the room. Lots of spice, fruit like fig, sweetness for aroma. Very strong flavors of black pepper, spice, fruit. Overly spiced which ruins it. Not good this year. Someone had a heavy hand with those spices.

Photo of DuffmanCanNeverDie
4.36/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Heavily spiced, and a little to thin to support it all causing the unbalancing act

Photo of cvengeance
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmachado
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,302 ratings.