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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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80
good

403 Ratings
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 04-06-2013)
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2X Steam opens to a yeasty, malty aroma, reminiscent of rising whole wheat dough dusted with flour, with fresh-baked baguettes lingering just behind. Beneath this is a layer of brown sugar, which mingles with light orange, berry, and apricot fruit esters. Touches of caramel add additional sweetness, and the faintest hint of grapefruit from the hops brings in a bitter counter. The emphasis here is clearly on the yeasty malts, though the sugars do come in more strongly as the beer rests, and the overall effect is very nice, like hot breakfast cereal with berries and brown sugar. The main weakness here is simply potency, for despite the 8% ABV, the aromas are only medium strength at best.

On the tongue, the beer opens with the yeasty rising whole wheat dough noted on the tongue, amplified by floury baguettes, chewy biscuit, and Grape Nuts cereal. Brown sugar slides in next to orange, berry, and apricot fruit esters to provide sweetness, mingling with touches of caramel. A faint grapefruit note from the hops adds balancing bitterness. The aftertaste is a continuation of the main mouthful, focusing heavily on yeasty bread dough, and lingering for a decent while. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is very nice beer, the bread dough emphasis an excellent choice, and the sugars and hops providing good overall balance. Eminently drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 01:27:46 | More by jondeelee
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2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.