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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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424 Ratings

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 04-06-2013

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3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

Without a doubt, we can appreciate brewers taking a style and doubling or imperializing it. A job well done here. The brewer’s intention is clear, as this brew simply takes California Common and makes it BIG. All of the balance and drinkability is there, which is quite a feat, especially for a lighter-colored brew.

STYLE: California Common
ABV: 8.0%
AVAILABILITY: Summer Seasonal

LOOK: Orangey bronze hue, thin lacing

SMELL: Sweet maltiness, grainy, dried grass, clean, hint of alcohol, floral

TASTE: Toasted grain, peppercorns, mild caramel, apple skin, tobacco, grassy, sweet, clean, mild fruitiness, Grape-Nuts, filberts, warming, drying finish, breath of alcohol

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Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Is it steamy in here, or is it just this beer? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper-bronze topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises toffee, dried malt, mild flowers, milder pine, and a touch of candied orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, though with a heavy, overarching dose of conflicting maple syrup and pine resin. This coupling clashes constantly, drowning out the otherwise mild and genial characters. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry and crisp finish. Overall, this is a bit too messy of a beer to do much good anywhere. It could be worse, though, so I guess there's that...

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2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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