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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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80
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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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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2013 19:30:02 | More by Dcunicelli
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-14-2013 18:09:59 | More by jwps214
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus that are quickly followed by a strong breadiness from lager yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent lager to drink for a while if you want something a bit different.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:43:58 | More by TheManiacalOne
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-13-2013 01:47:42 | More by vfgccp
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-12-2013 21:24:27 | More by Casterbridge
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jlove5

Georgia

4/5  rDev +14%

06-12-2013 20:07:30 | More by jlove5
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utopiajane

New York

3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber with a copper hue. Perfect clarity. A vigorous pour produced 2 fingers of loose foam that fell amicably to a thin ring and skin on top. Excellent lacing. No real carbonation to be seen coming up from the bottom. Nose is lager yeast with a faint touch of sweet lemon. Herbal hops, light grass, sweet malt, corn and honey. There’s even a little mint, a touch of tobacco and some light toast. Taste is sweet but not heavy. Without much carbonation it’s very soft on the palate. Hops are bitter but a little shy. Herbal, minty, grainy, nutty and a little warmth from the alcohol. There’s a nice oily coating but no bitter bite that usually goes with that. The malt is sweet and full and there is just a touch of pine on the back palate. Body is thin and it drinks creamy. I’ve never had anything like it. Finishes dry and crisp. This a very supple beer that’s vivid and unique.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 12:29:14 | More by utopiajane
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Johnnyv310

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-12-2013 03:10:22 | More by Johnnyv310
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curasowa

New York

3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, copper color with one finger of head that fades to a ring with some streaks of lace.

Aroma: Bready malt with some light floral and lemon rind notes.

Taste: Big, creamy body with lots of chewy malt, with lots of earthy bitterness building towards the finish. Finish is lingering with a grassy/oily hop bitterness.

The Rest: While it may not be apparent from my review, this is a really good beer. Big, bold flavors, not much hint of the alcohol hiding in there and great drinkabilty. A buddy brought over a six-pack for a Bar-B-Q, and we quite enjoyed these.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 00:21:30 | More by curasowa
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-10-2013 23:13:21 | More by BKBassist
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-10-2013 22:23:14 | More by Dizzy242
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: brown-gold in color, 1/2 inch head, high carbonation, clear

Smell: pale malt and toffee

Taste: woodsy hops, pale malt, alcohol, and toffee

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, medium body, sweet start with bitter middle and end, dry

Overall: I tried rating this to style as it is better than several beers I have had of this style. That said, of the 2X series it is probably my least favorite. It meets the style, but the extra alcohol really does not do much for me flavor wise. The rest is just an ok beer. I will pass in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 14:00:58 | More by tigg924
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-10-2013 03:21:20 | More by DerekMorgan
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-09-2013 23:35:56 | More by rolltide8425
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powpig2002

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +35.3%

06-09-2013 21:44:40 | More by powpig2002
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-09-2013 19:51:57 | More by woodchipper
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-09-2013 18:05:21 | More by kayrex
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a thinnish white head that dissipates almost instantly. The aroma is sweet with honey like malts, orange marmalade, and dark pitted fruits. Light bready pilsner malt shines through. The flavor is sweet and a bit woody with a firm earthy hop bitterness. There is a bit of alcohol presence in the flavor that I didn't find in the aroma. The flavor is not nearly as sweet as I thought from the aroma. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. I usually enjoy southern tier, but this one is not for me. Boring, too sweet with a bit too much alcohol presence.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 04:56:22 | More by johnnnniee
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +14%

06-09-2013 00:04:33 | More by WesWes
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-08-2013 19:51:18 | More by IPAchris
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brentblack1

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-08-2013 11:30:13 | More by brentblack1
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thehappybelgian

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

06-08-2013 03:35:36 | More by thehappybelgian
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like the 2X series, especially the stout and IPA, never had the 2XMAS ale...these beers are higher in the alcohol department but served in a more manageable size unlike their other high octane brews. Pours a crystal clear amber body with a cream colored head, kind of thin textured in appearance, fine speckled lacing patterns left behind as it settles. Aroma semi sweet nose, muted a bit served cold at first after warming not much more opens up. Flavor has the same raw earthy bitterness that the Steam beer from San Fran has, semi sweet bread mostly a subdued caramel sweetness with evident alcohol with a minimal light syrup texture. Drinks down way too easy especially for 8 percent abv it doesn't offend in anyway it's just a solid drinking beer about as refreshing as an Anchor, just with more malts shining through. Mouthfeel light residual sugars on the palate even carbonation light to medium bodied not cloying at all, alcohol is just barely evident. Overall, a beer that will get your non craft beer drinkers wasted, even though this beer is flavored toward a newbie into craft beer with somewhat of a lack of complexity they did what they wanted to do and stayed true to the originators of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 03:27:16 | More by WVbeergeek
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-06-2013 00:46:28 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a clear dark straw color. Smells of grain and caramel, a bit sweet. Tastes of light sugary malts and alcohol. A bit metallic, leafy hops, fair amount of bitterness. Lighter medium bodied feel, graceful for the amount of alcohol. Has a filtered dryness and cleanness that makes it very palatable This is a good beer, a sneak attack for its mild character but its potent results.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 23:58:57 | More by Stinkypuss
2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.