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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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80
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407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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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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%

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.

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%

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.

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%

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.

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
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letsdrink

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -18.2%

A - Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nice amber color with less than one finger head and nice lacing.

S - Not much coming through on the smell. Not hoppy, pretty bland smell.

T - Tastes like your standard steam. I've come to expect a little more from ST. It kind of tastes like a weaker IPA.

M - Good carbonation and slightly sweet on the tongue. Bitterness comes through at the finish.

O - It's definitely an interesting beer and I'm glad I decided to pick one up. Not sure if I would ask for another one, however. I haven't had too many steam beers but in my novice opinion I'd rather stick to another one of the ST ales.

06-01-2013 21:17:44 | More by letsdrink
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-01-2013 19:19:05 | More by skaboom420
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-01-2013 16:07:03 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-01-2013 02:40:12 | More by Supergenious
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AL89BR

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.6%

06-01-2013 02:38:26 | More by AL89BR
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lach78

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-31-2013 13:52:05 | More by lach78
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-31-2013 05:51:11 | More by HumphreyLee
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

A - poured very clear amber with a nice 1" head

S - very light non distinct smell

T - once again a mild flavor that was not overwhelming. reminded me of generic lagers but slightly heaver

M - good carbonation w/o being harsh

O - not one of the better offerings at Southern Tier who makes some really great beers

05-30-2013 22:58:53 | More by Segelstrom
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -2%

A - So far so good it's a bright clear deep amber brown, fed by mild carbonation I do get a nice 1/2 inch of sticky head. Decent lacing.
S - Smells pretty plan like an ESB or a amber lager. Not getting much hops it smells rather boring.
T - Again it kind of taste like an amp'd up amber lager. Mild copper taste, caramel malts, and skunky lager taste. Man I can't get over the metallic taste...
M - Best part it hide the ABV well drinks like 6% but the flavors are all off and distracting.

Overall I see the label that 2 types of hops were used maybe they should have used another? Usually ST hits the ballpark with these 2X beers being balanced and hoppy but this one is metallic stingy and somewhat terrible...

05-30-2013 04:26:29 | More by DrDemento456
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Grinky

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-30-2013 04:00:37 | More by Grinky
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JLapadura

New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-30-2013 01:28:57 | More by JLapadura
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BMoldy

New York

2.5/5  rDev -29%

05-30-2013 01:14:07 | More by BMoldy
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-29-2013 14:25:23 | More by lilnicky068
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-29-2013 00:58:52 | More by pathman
2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.