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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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415 Ratings
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +13.6%

bluntedboywonder, May 11, 2013
Photo of alexgash
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

alexgash, May 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

alienlifeforcecube, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

pottergator, May 08, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

BB1313, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Stinger80OH, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

KornWallace, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

StonyB, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

DangerDawg, May 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

mctizzz, May 06, 2013
Photo of yankeepride
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

yankeepride, May 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

nyyfanatic213, May 05, 2013
Photo of RonfromJersey
2.81/5  rDev -20.2%

$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.

RonfromJersey, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

DrunkinYogi, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

PhotoMattT, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

MarkJBurch, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

CaptDavyJones, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

LMH88, May 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

acurtis, May 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

djrn2, May 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

ItsTheLimit, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

norinco, May 01, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

jwc215, Apr 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Thedrizzle, Apr 29, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +8%

Acforster2, Apr 28, 2013
2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.