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2XMAS - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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967 Ratings
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Ratings: 967
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 18
Gots: 45 | 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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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Light amber brown colored brew with a white head. Free from sediment, which is a fine trait for a spiced ale, as many examples are not clear.
SMELL: Potpourri, spices, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutroll. A strongly spiced brew if the nose is any indication.
TASTE: In the taste, malt and the aforementioned spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and coriander, some citrus is in there as well which at this point I would think would be dry citrus peel additions. Has enough malt to carry the spices to a point, but it is busy. In all the flavor, alcohol could not be noticed.
FEEL: Medium bodied and smooth. Just a little cellaring to the bottle smoothed out the feel alot more than the feel I remembered it having. A nice feel on this one.
OVERALL: This is a big, spicy ale that drinks like a smaller, spiced ale. Pretty good brew once you get used to it, sampling this one does not do it justice, 2XMAS needs time to build. After that, its kinda nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 01:31:58 | More by Stinkypuss
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-14-2014 22:50:08 | More by MisledTitan
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BodyPolitic

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-08-2014 18:41:30 | More by BodyPolitic
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-06-2014 20:13:37 | More by Dicers
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Bnjmnlws

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-02-2014 16:17:11 | More by Bnjmnlws
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-31-2014 22:07:55 | More by speedvagen
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cathomae

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-31-2014 14:47:50 | More by cathomae
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-29-2014 22:59:53 | More by neckbracesub
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gnaztee

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-28-2014 03:35:36 | More by gnaztee
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Patricksmith88

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-24-2014 23:41:51 | More by Patricksmith88
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-23-2014 16:24:46 | More by razorsdescent
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-20-2014 19:56:49 | More by Morey
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CAD22

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-18-2014 02:41:03 | More by CAD22
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-17-2014 02:59:51 | More by maxcoinage
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-12-2014 14:17:37 | More by griffeyb
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ascags

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-10-2014 16:39:37 | More by ascags
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-05-2014 01:44:07 | More by 1Sundown2C
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JimmyPhillips

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-03-2014 19:21:27 | More by JimmyPhillips
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Whsrickqb12

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

05-02-2014 22:13:23 | More by Whsrickqb12
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-02-2014 22:12:48 | More by tommy5
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-02-2014 20:00:08 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-27-2014 19:26:26 | More by WuBByG999
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Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +34.8%

04-26-2014 21:22:27 | More by Dirty_Island
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-26-2014 19:22:39 | More by ramrod666
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TBoneJones

Texas

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From earlier tasting:
Pours a dark reddish/ mahogany with a nice one finger- width of head, nice lacing evident, although little evidence of carbonation.
Smells quite nice of ginger, cinnamon, sweet bread, mulled spice. Perfect scent for the holiday for which it's named.
Taste is more ginger-forward, which isn't so bad, but this seems it would drink better if it were counter-balanced with sweet vanilla or creamier bread notes. This ginger flavor is more in line with the root than with the holiday cookie. Clove in here as well. Ends somewhat dry and peppery too. The biggest disappointment for me was the role the orange plays. The orange must contribute to the spicing, because it certainly doesn't lend any actual orange flavor (or citrus refreshment for that matter). Other than that, this beer seems to live up to resembling the spicier mulled wine flavors of the Norwegian glogg for which it's named. Not my favorite style, but pleasant.. and one and done.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 00:33:42 | More by TBoneJones
2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.