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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

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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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.81/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

$9.99 sixer from Bourbon Street.

Excellent clear copper body, topped by two fingers of rapidly decaying white foam.

Fresh bread aroma. Hint of alcohol.

Solid slab of semi sweet malt. Indeterminate fruitiness. Mild hop bite. Alcohol in finish.

Light/medium mouthfeel.

While a fan of Southern Tier, not a fan of their "2X everything and anything" trend. An imperial steam beer is not something craft beer needed. All the subtle balance of Anchor Steam is lost here. There is nothing really wrong here, but not much right either. Pass on this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 04:20:32 | More by RonfromJersey
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-05-2013 03:13:35 | More by DrunkinYogi
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PhotoMattT

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

05-04-2013 23:49:56 | More by PhotoMattT
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-04-2013 19:09:24 | More by MarkJBurch
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CaptDavyJones

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-03-2013 04:11:39 | More by CaptDavyJones
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LMH88

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-03-2013 02:09:28 | More by LMH88
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-03-2013 00:18:42 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

05-03-2013 00:13:26 | More by djrn2
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ItsTheLimit

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-01-2013 01:48:57 | More by ItsTheLimit
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norinco

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

05-01-2013 01:22:23 | More by norinco
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a lasting thick head. Very nice retention, especially for the high abv. Plenty of lacing sticks

The smell is musty/perfumy with some grain and a touch of grape.

The taste is musty/grainy with some grape skin. Peppery and slightly boozy with a finish leaning towards dry.

Medium-bodied with medium carbonation.

Boozy, but not too harsh. It's an interesting take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 16:09:44 | More by jwc215
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-29-2013 00:22:08 | More by Thedrizzle
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Acforster2

Florida

4/5  rDev +14%

04-28-2013 22:00:23 | More by Acforster2
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barczar

Kentucky

3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant deep golden color with a frothy one inch cream head that lingers.

Grain, bready malt, citrus undertones and resin form the initial aroma. There's a bit of a floral, perfumey character. Somewhat subtle, overall.

Flavor is fairly sweet and grainy at first, with citrus kicking in and disappearing fairly early, fading to bread dough at the finish. There's bitterness present, but it doesn't linger. Citrus character is lemony.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation, an astringent bite, and significant alcohol warmth.

Not sure what season they're aiming for with this one, but it's far too heavy for a summer brew. Sweetness is almost cloying, and hop flavor is somewhat one note. The bitterness has an odd, almost stale, soapy feel to it.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 19:50:20 | More by barczar
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musicman7070

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-27-2013 23:56:25 | More by musicman7070
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OK, I have a beef with this beer. A major criticism. It is better than this style is supposed to be. Where do they get off making something so good in this style?

I am pretty biased as I have professed my love of this brewery, but this really is a great example of a steam. If Anchor was this good I would drink it more often.

It is beautiful once you pour it, with clarity and a pretty little head. The aroma brings back the memory of what this is supposed to be. And the taste is Anchor on steroids. The aftertaste is a dark hoppy thing.

Perfect! Except that it is too good.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 22:53:28 | More by schoolboy
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PapiMagnum

New York

1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

04-25-2013 07:17:28 | More by PapiMagnum
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-25-2013 00:55:08 | More by DrinkSlurm
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rusted bronze hue with good clarity. Faint off white head that dies quickly. Rich fresh baked hearty breads on the nose. Very faint dark fruit notes.

Palate is much the same with a moderate body and low carbonation. Low lying earthy bitterness balances the malt pretty nicely. Almost like a whole grain raisin swirl bread without any cinnamon or much sweetness. Earthy bitter grain with earthy bitter hops and overall clean flavor profile. Not very refreshing for the season but it is a pretty goo beer and does place your mind in some wild wild west saloon with will smith and those weird spider bots. Seems like the most refreshing thing that would've been available. That was off topic but overall a pretty nice beer with traits common to a steam beer and alcohol that is undetectable even at dead warm temperatures. A little drier than most steam beers with less fruitiness.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 00:45:54 | More by jtierney89
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cw13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

04-22-2013 19:47:52 | More by cw13
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

04-22-2013 01:51:21 | More by DrStiffington
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%

04-21-2013 16:22:35 | More by davemathews68
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14%

04-21-2013 01:09:41 | More by Gww1864
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-17-2013 22:21:27 | More by Immortale25
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Wortman1998

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is Orangish - copper color with a good white head with a tint of orange color to it. Light lacing.

Aroma is sweet with a caramel note . Some hops tone as well as a bit of a grassy aroma.

The taste begins sweet and fades somewhat to an indistinct hops and citrus flavoring that remains on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is sort of thickish and carbonation is light overall.

Overall 2X Steam is a slightly above average beer. Nothing that I would choose on a regular basis, but completely drinkable and acceptable when you're in the mood for a steam beer.

Served on tap at Southern Tier Brewing and from a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2013 20:03:05 | More by Wortman1998
2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.