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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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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Ironcityblackand

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-16-2013 04:28:04 | More by Ironcityblackand
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JoeLacy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-15-2013 02:37:32 | More by JoeLacy
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Mediczod

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 00:26:44 | More by Mediczod
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CloudStrife

New York

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. DOB 4/16/13.

A: Pours a clear orangish amber with a 2 finger off white head. Decent amount of visible carbonation in the body. A few spots of lacing. Good head retention.

S: Malt forward aroma with a bit of an apricot like fruity tinge to it. Hoppiness is in the background which adds a touch of citrus. Hint of booze. Malts dominate the more it warms.

T: As anticipated this is a malt forward brew. The malt flavors are well rounded, a mix of breadiness, sweetness and fruit. Hops show up to even things out but arent too prevalent. Alcohol comes through but doesnt distract from the flavor.

M: Medium body with light carbonation. A pretty clean finish considering the style, just a touch of stickiness. Easy to session considering the ABV.

Overall a solid new beer, won't blow you away with flavor but is instead a balanced albeit malt forward brew. Works for coming out of winter and into summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 23:16:02 | More by CloudStrife
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Chegui

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-14-2013 19:57:09 | More by Chegui
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-13-2013 23:06:14 | More by gpblackgt
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-13-2013 19:06:29 | More by mrskunk
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jrbchef

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-13-2013 16:17:34 | More by jrbchef
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With the most authentic and rustic American-type Pale Ale at heart, the taste of the westward bound Steam Beer has undertaken a decidedly current American twist with an Imperial upscale. These New York brewers have pulled no punches here.

Deep copper-amber in its pour, the Imperial California Common Ale gives the eye a dense appearance of deep hazy honey. Capped by a creamy ivory froth, that blanket of foam sternly tops the beer and laces intermittently in the wake of the fading beer.

Malty aromas are deep with caramel and fresh-picked tobacco. Herbal hop notes give a tea-like scent and reinforce the raw tobacco presence. Moderately estery- fruit notes of apples, figs and apricot add richness to the nose and aid the balance of hops and alcohol.

Rich to the taste, the beer's malt sweetness reigns supreme. Caramel, bread, gingersnaps, and honey carry the beer from early palate until very late- all the while the taste buds pick up on earthy sweet herbs of tobacco, figs, dates, tea, and sassafras. Its late charge balances slightly with stemmy hop bitterness and spicy alcohols.

Moderately full in body, the ale soothes and satisfies the mouth with the light creaminess of English-type ales. It retains its full mouthfeel until very late in the session where hops shyly dry the beer and alcohols thin the texture and off slim bitterness in itself. And aftertaste of tobacco and fig close the beer with a near-minty taste.

I want to read English Old Ale and Dopplebock into the flavor profile here, but neither of those are apt here. But the familiar and comfortable flavors remind me of Rogue's Dead Guy Ale and Double Dead Guy.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 06:32:49 | More by BEERchitect
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-13-2013 01:49:13 | More by Kerrie
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14%

05-12-2013 00:33:56 | More by ericlawton007
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ryry887

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

05-12-2013 00:22:00 | More by ryry887
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-11-2013 23:53:21 | More by nebula1999
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +14%

05-11-2013 02:51:29 | More by bluntedboywonder
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alexgash

Connecticut

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

12 oz. bottle. DOB 4/12/13.

Clear and clean medium copper body with golden edges. Pinkie finger of gauzy, dense, eggshell white head. Good lacing up the sides of the glass. Bready, honeyish sweet malts on the nose. Some fruity notes as well, along with spicy, peppery hops.

Toasted bread notes up front. Herbal hop bitterness picks up right away. Honey wheat bread malt fills in; light sweetness. Toasted edge to everything and hints of cooked carrots. Woody, herbal bitterness carries to the finish. Lingering honeyish malt. Medium body with a slightly sticky feel. Slightly warming. Not bad, but feels like the amped up ingredients don't work as well together at these levels.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 21:25:00 | More by alexgash
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

05-10-2013 00:44:01 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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pottergator

New York

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

05-08-2013 04:17:32 | More by pottergator
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BB1313

Ohio

3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 4/16/13. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent burnt orange, slight haze that glows. Small white head that fades quickly and doesn't leave much lacing. This beer is loaded with caramel malts and grains. It personally reminds me of an Oktoberfest/Marzen on steroids. There's no doubt that this a big lager. There's a decent hop bitterness to this one. Subtle sweetness. Finishes slightly syrupy. There's a touch of heat. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied. Alcohol is slightly noticeable, but isn't overboard and adds to the character of the beer.

This is a meat & potatoes kind of beer. It even has an Irish vibe to it. I definitely appreciate going outside the box in the California Common / Steam Beer category.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 00:38:47 | More by BB1313
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-07-2013 21:37:04 | More by Stinger80OH
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KornWallace

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-07-2013 12:16:37 | More by KornWallace
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StonyB

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-07-2013 03:52:01 | More by StonyB
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%

05-06-2013 18:15:07 | More by DangerDawg
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-06-2013 14:51:21 | More by mctizzz
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yankeepride

New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice honey golden color, with a quick burst of foam that goes away fairly quickly. Not overly carbonated, and it smells a bit like banana and graham cracker. Tastes like an Oktoberfest on steroids. Has a malty taste that is crisp and clean, that yields to a little bit of hop bite, which doesn't linger too long.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 23:13:35 | More by yankeepride
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nyyfanatic213

New York

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

05-05-2013 19:39:28 | More by nyyfanatic213
2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.