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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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424 Ratings

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 04-06-2013

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Ratings: 424 | Reviews: 91
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3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger white head with nice lacing on a clear bright deep golden body. Musty pale malts, hint of wood, musty lemons and also some lemon custard sweetness. Flavor is fairly bitter but also has a tropical and lemon sweetness balancing it out. Sharp herbal hop finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I have only had a few steam beers. This one seems to be a little more boozy than any other u have had as I dictated by the 2X. Definitely worth trying.

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2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.