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2X Steam - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 419
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

shelby415, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

JeffSK, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of tommyguz
3/5  rDev -14.8%

tommyguz, Mar 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

ryanpj, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of SLeffler27
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fills a North Coast pint glass with clear bright copper (SRM 12-14) while occasional columns of carbonation add to a thin, short-lived, off-white foam that deposits modest lacing.

The aroma opens with caramel and rustic tones, followed by lightly toasted malt and perhaps a hint of mint. This is generally a “beery” aroma.

While sweeter than anticipated, late modest bitterness does present itself along with toasted malt and a lingering, sharp astringency in the finish.

Lingering body with light alcohol and fizzy carbonation and a watery texture.

While this is a fine drinking beer, it lacks the crisp refreshing qualities one typically seeks late on a long hot summer day.

SLeffler27, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

KFrank729, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

shoretaxi, Mar 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Sweffin, Feb 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

brutusmuktuk, Feb 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

RyFikes, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

jaxon53, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Walletsworth
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Walletsworth, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Swaino
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Swaino, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

mrfrancis, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of dlcoblen
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

bottle 01/21/14

A: dark orange in color. Practically no head therefore minimal lacing.

S: smell mostly of malts. alcohol.. It was hard to get a nose on this one.

T: Not a strong hop presence. I tasted malts, molasses, brown sugar.

M: I'd say medium bodied, not the best mouth feel, it wasnt all the smooth and balanced.

O: It wasnt a bad beer. It was my first California Common which I understand is a lager that is fermented at higher temperatures. Would I buy this again? Probably not for myself. Although the wife liked this one a lot, so I guess it depends who you are.

dlcoblen, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of tsp247
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

tsp247, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

threedaggers, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

bernat1971, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Wukk, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of CHickman
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy gold amber color with a small off white head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded kind of quickly, leaving good lacing and a ring around the top.

Smells of malt, caramel, graham cracker, biscuit, lightly roasted grains, light fruit, herbs and something sweet like honey or syrup. Hops don’t come through and the aroma is soft and malty in general.

Tastes pretty malty up front, but there are some more dry leafy hops in the mix with alcohol also showing through; like the nose, the flavor consists of malt, caramel, graham cracker, biscuit, honey, lightly roasted grains, herbs, citrus, and yeast that leaves a sweetness like a bottle fermented Belgian. There was a bit of least left it the bottom of the bottle so it makes sense regarding the flavor, but this was more complex than an Anchor Steam and the ABV coming through was surprising as well.

Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth, with mild carbonation, a medium chewy body and a sweet malty finish that has a little yeast funk like a penny.

Overall a pretty tasty beer that was more complex than I expected from a California Common/Steam Beer, and I think that the ABV showing through separated this from the pack in this style so I definitely want to have this again.

CHickman, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

LarryMyers, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

monriverrat, Dec 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

RandyBoBandy, Dec 28, 2013
2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.