2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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2.23/5 rDev -36.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Pours a clear dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Pretty good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Grassy, spicy and slightly herbal hop aroma with a sweet malt backbone and subtle booziness. There's an odd caraway/sunflower seed presence as well but it's complimented by the sweeter malt notes. Bready, biscuit-like presence along with toffee, caramel and biscuit. There's a strange perfume, slightl adjunct like character that I can't really put my finger on but overall the aroma has a decent balance of earthy hops and sweet malt notes.
On the lighter end of medium body with a bitter grassy hop presence up front that's countered by a very sweet malt backbone and an unpleasant metallic adjunct like character that lingers long into the finish. This sweet adjunct flavor was evident in the nose but is much stronger here and really hurts the flavor of the beer. I'm not sure if it's just in my head but there is a sweet corn or rice flavor that is really sweet, overtaking over the hops and interesting malt notes. There's a touch of boozy heat in the finish but the high ABV is nicely masked. Not harsh per se but the hop flavors are muted and the off flavors make it tough to finish a small serving.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 06:12:55 | More by corby112
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3.68/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance is a cloudy light copper with a half finger of lacing. This offering is heavier in both body and flavor than the standards of this style. The flavor is malty with an almost molasses-like sweetness. The finish is semi-dry and lightly bitter. There is also a faint lingering sweet note.
I think that this experiment proves that not all beer styles are better "doubled" or "imperialed."
Serving type: on-tap
05-10-2014 16:55:08 | More by 57md
2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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