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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,106 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,106
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 37
Gots: 110 | 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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1.24/5  rDev -66.5%

GSHP1, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

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.

logicalparadox, Tuesday at 05:57 AM
Photo of jpd026
1.45/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

OKAY, words cannot describe how bad this beer is. It has a beautiful color just like the 2X IPA, but it smells like a bad candle. And the taste, what on earth were they thinking? First off to take a beer as hoppy and citrisy as their 2X IPA and mix it with cinnamon seems bad enough, but it's like they put half a container of it in every beer. It has a painful taste, like chugging a bottle of cinnamon, I truly have no idea how anyone enjoys this beer and at the craft beer store I work at it is EASILY the most hated beer among the staff not just of the seasonals but of any beers. Never would expect this from Southern Tier.

jpd026, Dec 07, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

AndrewBV, Dec 21, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

graymazing, Dec 29, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of PorterLambic
1.83/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Arrives a clear, bright, medium reddish brown with a small, creamy, light tan head. Retention is short. Inconsequential lacing.
Smell is menthol, like in cough drops, with some indeterminate fruit or malt note. The clove is so heavy here that it overpowers any other notes. I could find no fig, orange peel, hops or malt here.
Taste is exactly the same as the smell, sadly. Clove and spice is just a two-fisted punch to the palate that obliterates all other flavors. None of the listed flavors could be found with that much spice.
Medium body, sharp effervescence up front fades super fast. Medicinal/clove note just lasts forever. I like clove but not by the bucketload. Slightly warming. Nothing really to recommend it. Sorry.
This would be excellent to baste a ham. Mix it up with some brown sugar and reduce it then glaze that ham, man.

PorterLambic, Nov 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

pengs68, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of dahlen22
2/5  rDev -45.9%

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!

dahlen22, Wednesday at 12:29 AM
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

cfalovo97, Jan 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

olliegaff, Jan 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Brabander, Jul 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

micahmye, Nov 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Overly spiced to the point that its not enjoyable

Brewstradamus, Nov 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Hoagie1973, Jan 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Jon-Bon-Jovi, Nov 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

JustinMatthew, Dec 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Jakep2021, Dec 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Hophead21, Nov 14, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

eadkins, Dec 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

carteravebrew, Dec 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

theBIERlad, Jul 20, 2013
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,106 ratings.