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2XRye - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

483 Ratings
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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 11
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 08-28-2013)
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Ratings: 483 | Reviews: 81 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great rye. Nice hearty and rustic tones on it. Consistent flavor. Easy drinker. If you are looking for a regular rye to go to, this would definitely be one to consider.

RblWthACoz, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Beer4Baltimore, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of harrisjohnson
4/5  rDev +4.7%

harrisjohnson, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

broadway848, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of cmwilliq
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

cmwilliq, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of TBoneJones
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Chalice pour: Clear amber, low head and nice lacing.
Rye with some dank citrus on the nose. Bready malts punch through it, along with a bit of alcohol.
With the taste, the rye gives way to citrus hops, which then gives way to bitter earth, and a grainy bite of alcohol. Flavors of this style don't develop where I expected they would. The rye is there, and this ends up having a nice rye-led cereal grain aspect to the flavor, but it still ends up muddled with an odd spice, which translates as detectable alcohol, somehow.
Mouthfeel is medium thin, well carbonated though. Some syrup. Dry.
Overall, a mild disappointment. Rye brews have grown on me lately, but this example doesn't quite meet the standard numerous others have. Still, a solid brewery.

TBoneJones, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of DrStiffington
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DrStiffington, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of GMcNE
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

GMcNE, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of alostplot
4.24/5  rDev +11%

alostplot, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of memphischas
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

memphischas, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Bierleichen
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Bierleichen, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of nodder
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

nodder, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jeranbrews
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

A - Murky lemon honey and amber yellow orange. Low almost non exsistant off white head with whispy cobweb lacing that shows up out of nowhere. Also moderate continued carbonation. - 4

S - Faint rye in the glass sharp rye in the bottle. This beer wants to be let out. Faint sweet citrus honey notes. - 3.5

T - Sweet initial tastes and sharp rye aftertaste. Hoppy without all the hops almost. Very playfully bounces from sweet and bitter. - 4

M - Payfully smooth and fizzy. This low head seems like it might be wrong but no in fact it's quite right for this style. - 4

O - of the 5-10 rye beers I've tried to date this might be the most delicate and best for a newcomer. - 4

jeranbrews, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

PittBeerGirl, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

bernat1971, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Ianzo88
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

Ianzo88, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color capped by a couple of inches of foam; a reasonable amount of splashy lace lingers

Smell: Peppery/spicy/minty rye tones waft above caramel malt

Taste: A bit of caramel lays the foundation and then the rye and the hops take over; tasting a bit like rye whiskey, the peppery/spicy/minty tones assault the palate, with piney hops taking over where the rye leaves off; nicely blended into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is an interesting beer and I wish I liked it more but I am not a fan of the rye flavors being this dominant and clashing with the hops; worth a try as I always tip my hat to a brewer who decides to try something different

brentk56, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Ewhite2121, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Kevlee722, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Bosoxfan20, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Syraquse, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

tvghost, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

AWB3, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

jdash3d, Sep 09, 2014
2XRye from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.