2XMAS | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2XMAS2XMAS
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
Ranking:
#30,431
Reviews:
287
Ratings:
1,529
pDev:
15.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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60
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397
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Photo of juicebox
4.76/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours a rust color with copper and burnt orange highlights. It is topped with less than an inch of tan head that leaves little lacing.

It has a spruce and clove aroma. I get some cinnamon and clove as it warms.

Now I get the orange peel in the taste. It is complimented by the spices that I smelled.

Medium mouthfeel

This is not a bad Christmas ale. It has the traditional holiday flavor.

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3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.68/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.87/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Better than Schlafly Christmas ale, as this beer is not as spicy, and has good flavor.

UPDATE: After over a year of age on it, it got perhaps a bit more interesting, but still not what I would call great.

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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

L: Pours a clear dark copper color. 2 fingers of off-white head. Not much lacing.

S: Christmas? Is that a smell? Spices and evergreens.

T/F: Malty and spicy... lots of flavors, and it almost tastes like I decided to eat something off of our decorative tree. Nutmeg, cloves, and ginger... each one taking time to ruin the flavor of the beer. Some evergreen notes. Sticky... sweetness hidden by the spices.

O: Not for me, and getting through a bottle was an adventure. The spices were taken to the max which... while interesting... doesn't do a lot for the brew. Wouldn't have it again.

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3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but was a bit disappointed. It has a very medical smell mixed with tons of spice. I like cinnamon, but something about it was unpleasant. Not for me. Glad I only picked up the one.

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3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.46/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,529 ratings
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