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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 20
Gots: 50 | 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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Ratings: 980 | Reviews: 193 | Display Reviews Only:
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Vonhinx

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-24-2013 22:59:50 | More by Vonhinx
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brbrocc

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-16-2012 22:15:13 | More by brbrocc
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-02-2012 20:44:21 | More by tmars13
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-18-2013 00:20:42 | More by hellhammermario
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-21-2013 23:42:14 | More by clfrost
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Ray7233

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-08-2012 01:30:18 | More by Ray7233
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bbrown12

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-03-2013 23:46:43 | More by bbrown12
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Unphased

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-19-2013 04:24:08 | More by Unphased
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-13-2014 05:48:36 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-25-2012 18:51:45 | More by rab53
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-10-2013 00:03:31 | More by tommyguz
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-15-2013 03:50:39 | More by twenteone
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rippedflesh89

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-16-2012 22:05:35 | More by rippedflesh89
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer smells like Christmas. Heavily spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg I think.

Red in color, like Santa's suit. It has no speakable head, but laces nicely. Completely clear, albiet dark.

This beer tastes like Christmas. Sugar cookies, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond, lots and lots of spice in this beer. It tastes good, but isn't really to my liking. It has a medium body with low carbonation. I probably wouldn't buy this one again, it's the first Southern Tier that I really didn't care for. I much prefer Krampus.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 04:43:18 | More by tlazaroff
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RespertFTW

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-25-2012 19:25:30 | More by RespertFTW
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buddha5050

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-01-2013 23:56:25 | More by buddha5050
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Southern Tier 2xMas has an extremely thin, off-white head, a clear, burgundy appearance, with no bubble streams and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of mixed spices- and, this is very strong- with a background of sweet bread. Taste is of spices, particularly white pepper and sweet bread. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Southern Tier 2xMas finishes semi-dry, spicy, and rich. Overall, this is another crummy spiced/flavored beer, of which serious beer drinkers are so weary. It is okay for beer in general, but maybe most excellent in the insipid spiced beer genre. It is what it is.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 14:43:15 | More by RonaldTheriot
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Pours a clear, deep brown with some reddish highlight. Forms a thin tan head on top of relatively low visible carbonation.

S: Spiciness, I get primarily ginger, fruity sweetness, and some citrus aroma. I'm not sure if this was the orange peels that the bottle says it was brewed with or not. It struck me as more lemon or grapefruit. The overall impression on the nose is certainly sweet.

T: Flavors are overwhelmed by ginger, allspice, cinnamon. There's probably some sweet malt, and I'd hypothesize some hops, but who can tell in this mess. Finishes sickly sweet.

M: Medium body, low carbonation sensation, mild alcohol presence.

O: Not good. Kinda like drinking beer that someone had poured potpourri into. Poured the last of it down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 00:39:45 | More by macrosmatic
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PA-hunter

Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured bottle into glass. 8% abv.

Appearance- Deep red/dark brown. Not unlike the color of root beer. Moderate puffy head.

Smell- Nutmeg and cinnamon spices dominate. A slight hint of orange peel citrus.

Taste- Sweet maltiness of caramel first. Then extremely spicy much like the smell. After the initial sweetness, it is as if you have a mouthful of nutmeg. Hoppy/piney bitterness in the aftertaste but the spices linger all the way through.

Mouthfeel- Medium to high heaviness, still smooth with medium carbonation.

Overall- A decent beer. As noted the spices were a bit overbearing personally, but then again the style is an "herbed/spiced beer" so can't detract from that based on what it is. Still smooth however and does have ample complexity. Claims it is brewed with figs, spices, 4 malts and 2 hops which accurate to the taste. With an X-mas themed bottle and cool name, why not give it a try, tis the season!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 05:11:25 | More by PA-hunter
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mecummins

Illinois

3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass

A- a reddish gold color with hints of orange It only poured a half a finger of head, not even enough for any lacing. Sort of disappointing.

S- Sweet caramel malts with figs, raisins and orange peel

T- Fruitcake in a glass. Very sweet (just verging on cloying to me) with figs and chewy raisins. The orange zest really helped save this beer and brought it back into somewhat balance. there is no way I could ever drink this while eating anything however.

M- Syrupy but not at all lush. Short finish

O- It was OK. Nice to sip on it's own at a holiday party, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it. There are plenty of other great holiday beers out there to drink instead.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 20:17:16 | More by mecummins
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

$1.99 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. Brewed with 4 different malts, 2 varieties of hops, Figs, orange peels, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and fermented with ale yeast. 8.0% ABV.

Pours out to a clear dark ruby, forming a nice creamy yellow head with excellent retention and nice lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation, ~2.0 carbs. The nose is very spicy...lots of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves on top of a slightly nutty malt backbone and no real hop aroma. Mouthfeel is thick and full, creamy with a dense body. The taste is a recap of the aroma. Lots of spice, some nuts in the middle, then tobacco lingering in the aftertaste complimenting the spice. Very spice forward. The orange peel is subtle but it does come out towards the finish and I get a little yeast autolysis and some higher alcohols too. The alcohol almost has the sensation of black per, which would make a more interesting holiday beer than all the spices.

I just made a batch of Glogg and I love it, but this just isn't all that good. Way to spice heavy, like chewing on potpourri or sipping on your grandmothers candle.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 02:38:40 | More by Mitchster
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-17-2013 06:21:14 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-16-2014 03:22:03 | More by GOBLIN
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-14-2013 23:15:28 | More by aengleman
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

02-17-2013 05:21:22 | More by LXIXME
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.