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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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422 Ratings
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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | 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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1/5  rDev -71.5%

mpalestino, Aug 03, 2013
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1/5  rDev -71.5%

Mr_Hoptimistic, May 18, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

PapiMagnum, Apr 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43%

Lanstrum, Apr 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43%

Falcone, Sep 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43%

ChuckS, Sep 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43%

bluestar0828, May 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43%

snarkout, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Mediczod
2.23/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a bright amber to gold color. About 1" of frothy head that didn't linger very long. Moderate lacing on the glass.

Smells of bread and fruit, maybe a bit of honey as well.

Taste is very sweet. Apricot and malt, with a very cloying quality to it. Has a musty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very syrupy. Not a light bodied beer at all, despite the looks.

This was not a good beer for me. I had about 1/4 of the glass, then drain poured it.

Mediczod, May 15, 2013
Photo of corby112
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.

corby112, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head which has some retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a clear medium amber which glows golden when held up to the light. Some lacing is left behind.

Nose- Rather nondescript malt bill. Slight sourness. Grain, biscuit, cereal, and crackers. Pretty much the same from the bottle. After some swirling, a slight sweetness (maybe white grape) appears.

Taste- Reflective of the aroma but definitely much more interesting. Starts with the same malt bill of grain and cereal (some cornflakes) but this backed up odd hop bitterness. Some pine and resin with the faintest hint of tropical fruits in the background. The bitterness of the finish lingers. Some earwax as well but with some astringency. There's a little bit of a medicinal spiciness to the finish as well. I can't say I like it all. There's also some undesirable alcohol. This is a very messy beer that could use a little less presence. The alcohol approaches acetone and rubbing alcohol. I am not one to drain pour but I could see this being a drain pour for someone else. Some green tea on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. A little bit of a dry finish that does not mesh at all with the flavor profile.

Drinkability- Barely. I will not be purchasing this again. I would not drink it for free.

Overall- I would honestly take BMC over this. I usually like Southern Tier's products but this is a failure. Pass on this beer.

artoolemomo, Aug 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

alienlifeforcecube, May 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

GRBLUE12, Jul 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

ryanpj, Mar 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

BMoldy, May 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

robertjskelton, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of rangerred
2.61/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap.

Pours a clear medium orange with a one finger white head.

Some light caramel and weak overripe fruit in the aroma.

The taste has more in the way of overripe fruit and caramel along with a touch of grassy hops. Orange is especially prominent. Alcohol becomes detectable in the finish with just a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the slick and sweet side with an overall sweetness prevading throughout.

Overall, I am not especially impressed. The flavor profile is perfectly executed for the stlye but I really don't care for the abundant sweetness. I'll just stick to the regular steam beer.

rangerred, May 18, 2013
Photo of vkv822
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz : tulip

Pours a very slightly hazy, burnt-orange with a foamy off white head.

Toasty malts, the alcohol is a bit more prominent than I would prefer, along with some floral/fruit notes.

Medium+, foamy body.

Not a bad beer, but nothing particularly special, and for the style, I found the alcohol a bit more prominent then I would like.

vkv822, Sep 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Metatron6, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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...

TMoney2591, Aug 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

huntermop, Jun 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

JLapadura, May 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

pottergator, May 08, 2013
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2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.