2XMAS | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in the tradition of Swedish Glogg. Ale brewed with Figs, Orange peels, and spices. 2 varieties of hops and 4 types of malts.

Added by CloudStrife on 10-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,509
Reviews:
279
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
16.04%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
384
For Trade:
4
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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.84/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Super herb-ish, solid blend of hops and malt. Superbly spicey leaving you with a mildly tinged tongue. Perfect holiday ale, pointing towards an October festive influence but ringing bells in my head with a warming Christmas cheer. Very balanced, hearty ale. Copper tone with a pinky of foam sitting happily on top. Probably my new favorite from Southern Tier, easily up there with the standard 2X IPA but with a little extra somethin'. Please make more of this!

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Photo of Catherine2739
4.84/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of osickeym
4.79/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jucifer1818
4.78/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: beautiful ruby red. 5/5, it looks amazing

smell: spice, spice, spice! Nutmeg, all-spice, cinnamon (a lot of cinnamon), fruit (orange peel, apricot, etc). It smells like Christmas (that is, if I knew what Christmas smelled like) 4.5/5

taste: Dark caramel, heavy spice, light fruit sweetness, and lighter hops. Almost no trace of its alcohol (which at 8%, is a good advantage)
The taste is dominated by the malt, fruit, and spice, with the hops only coming through in the after taste, leaving you with the pure sweet holiday goodness
as a malthead, its my kind of beer
5/5

mouthfeel: for a beer its size feels a bit too light. Still it dwells nicely and is fairly nice
4/5

Overall: 5/5

I might be a little bit biased here, but I see this as the finest holiday beer Ive ever had. It does what it says, and and says what it does (that is, it is a malty, fruity, spiced up delicious brew)
perfect with some good holiday treats. Ill be saving some bottles for drinking when I make ladkas.

I love southern tier, and this make me like them even more.
Here is hoping for more 2X brews to come.
they've all been spectacular

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Photo of juicebox
4.76/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of Ik_hou_van_bier
4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of Misterphinister
4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely my favorite XMAS brew here in NY.

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Photo of OneTrickPony
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of RochefortChris
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of Billz187
4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of djchrismac
4.75/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdet
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.71/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours dark red with a thin white head which leaves some good lacing.

S- Nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and a bit of pine.

T- Comes on strong with gingerbread and cinnamon with some dark fruits in there as well.

M- Medium carbonation with a medium body. Not too heavy, but not light. Hard to tell it is 8%.

O- Definitely one of the best Christmas ales I've had. Beautifully crafted,and dangerously delicious.

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Photo of NikDrinksBeer
4.68/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mila7373
4.64/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,509 ratings.
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