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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

396 Ratings
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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.35%
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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Johnnyv310

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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

New York

3.8/5  rDev +8%
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 +6.5%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
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 +6.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

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

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

New Hampshire

3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
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 +13.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
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 -0.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
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
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sneaks2210

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-05-2013 20:06:12 | More by sneaks2210
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zeff80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-05-2013 02:37:17 | More by zeff80
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diehl07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-04-2013 23:59:06 | More by diehl07
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outsider

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-04-2013 22:28:25 | More by outsider
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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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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a rich amber with a tall off white head.

Smells of nuts, caramel, malt, and earth.

Big malt flavor up front with thick bread notes and some sweet caramel flavor. The taste is kept lively with good carbonation and a slight hop bitterness - floral and herb. A very tasty beer reminds me of an octoberfest without the roasted malt flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 00:49:07 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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pschie1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

06-01-2013 22:27:48 | More by pschie1
2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.