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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,260 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,260
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 49
Gots: 189 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,260 | Reviews: 233 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Liberskull
4.41/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trooper92292
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jSabo12
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Leag0002
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ptat
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFS_71
2.18/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Way too heavy on the ginger. Taste similar to a very bitter shaving cream.

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Not for me. Way too much spice. I haven't dumped a beer down the drain since summer, but this was just not enjoyable for me. My ratings were generous.

Photo of CraigP83
4.95/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Has a dark amber coloration, IMO this is what a beer should look like!
Odor: Christmas spices, I detect a little cinnamon, clove and possibly some orange zest.
Taste: You can taste the hops in this one but it does not have the over powering bitterness of many beers that boast about their hops, very smooth.
Overall: Easy drinking, flavorful, complex, a real winner.

Photo of WOSean
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JAFoley
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep red amber body with foamy tan head. Took a vigorous pour. Good retention and some sudsy lacing.

S - Well they nailed the scent of Christmas. Candy canes, licorice, and pine.

T - Slightly dry pine hop start quickly taken over with sugary medicine flavors which hold all the way through the aftertaste.

M - Medium/full body with moderate carbonation. Thick and sticky.

O - This one is tough. I want so much to like this, but not sure I do. I do like medicine flavors that are less sugary and normally along side good bitter hops. But this medicine flavor is just too sweet and licorice. In terms of nailing the Christmas flavor, it lives up to its name and I'd give it a 5.0. But as a beer that I'd like to drink again, I can't rate it so high.

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

Photo of rodlavers
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveD082791
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer has a deep dark aged copper body with a thick beige head and some nice sticky lacing. The nose is full of dry ginger with some other dry herbal spices, cloves notes in the finish. The taste has bolder powdered ginger spice that leads to more herbal dry spice flavor with some allspice hints and coriander dryness in the finish. There is a medium mouthfeel and no alcohol heat. The spice flavor really dominates and covers up any malt character. It was ok to have one but the spice is just to much to make a second one enjoyable.

Photo of JPowell712
4.61/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very spicy! Love it for the season. The beer is very good. It pours very dark and reddish. The aroma is all about the spices. I get a lot of ginger, orange peel, and maybe nutmeg or allspice? The taste is bold, hoppy and sweet. I can taste honey? Very good mixture of everything you would expect from a Christmas beer or winter warmer. I recommend it!

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of einman
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sharpski
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ginger and medicinal, not what I was looking for.

Photo of robgage
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of gonzo000
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Not big on beers overly spiced with holiday flavors. Good, but I would not revisit more due to the flavor profile than anything else.

Photo of wattersmike90
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of cjgator3
2.7/5  rDev -26.6%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,260 ratings.