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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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80
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409 Ratings
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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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5/5  rDev +42%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

04-14-2014 14:55:40 | More by bigcolby
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

OK, I have a beef with this beer. A major criticism. It is better than this style is supposed to be. Where do they get off making something so good in this style?

I am pretty biased as I have professed my love of this brewery, but this really is a great example of a steam. If Anchor was this good I would drink it more often.

It is beautiful once you pour it, with clarity and a pretty little head. The aroma brings back the memory of what this is supposed to be. And the taste is Anchor on steroids. The aftertaste is a dark hoppy thing.

Perfect! Except that it is too good.

04-25-2013 22:53:28 | More by schoolboy
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

06-04-2013 01:37:06 | More by craftbrew502
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.35/5  rDev +23.6%

I was really surprised and blown away by this beer. For one, steam beers are anything but common, and to find an imperialized version of one is pretty much unheard of. In fact, this is probably my first one. On to the beer... Rich copper color, lively carbonation, and a healthy white foam head that lingers. Smell is clean, with notes of herbal (Northern Brewer?) hops and light pale malt notes. Taste really wows as it's not heavy or sweet like I was expecting. Very drinkable, full-flavored. Good clean flavor from the lager yeast, neutral malt character (just a touch of toasty flavor), and a really nice snappy hop finish. That finish is clean and biting, and I just love whatever hops they used to do this. The strength of the beer is undetectable...until you finish; then you feel that this one packs a little more booze than normal. I was left really wishing I had gotten a six-pack instead of just a single. Definitely recommended, particularly if you like steam beers.

08-30-2013 16:17:27 | More by JEdmund
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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Delaware

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Ohio

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Pennsylvania

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New York

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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Massachusetts

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New York

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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +19.3%

Pours a hazy golden amber, with a half finger of head, a good amount of sediment... But it is 6 months old so I am ok with that.

Smell is bready malt, pilsneresh hop, caramel, toffee, herbal hop, toast

Taste is sweet bready malt, herbal and pine hop, lager crispness, leafy greens, a little alcohol, bittering earth hops.

Mouthfeel is medium full but with heavy carbonation.... Takes the heaviness of a double beer with the crispness of a pilsner of lager and works it well!!! I enjoyed this and am mad I did not get more then a single when it was around.... If it was round next year I will not make the same mistake!

12-27-2013 02:46:25 | More by nickapalooza86
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2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.