2XMAS | Southern Tier Brewing Company

2XMAS2XMAS
BA SCORE
3.69/5
1,511 Ratings
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:
#29,477
Reviews:
280
Ratings:
1,511
pDev:
16.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
385
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,511 |  Reviews: 280
Photo of tekstr1der
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber pour with almost no head. Aroma is overpowering coriander, nutmeg, citrus rind with a hint of cinnamon. Flavor is the same - wish I could taste fig since I love fig - but no, just a pile of spices I don't much care for. As with other ST flavored brews, they go to the extreme with flavoring. This one's not for me.

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Photo of AWS2111
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of bf7
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patriotblue04
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smells and tastes like christmas

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Photo of BobbyW1004
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UnderStageMan
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
1.65/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Arrogant Swine, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. it poured with a short off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of holiday spices are present in the nose—among these nutmeg seems to stand out in particular.
T: As in the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of holiday spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice beer for the holidays and has lots of spices. I didn't get any of the figs in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of smithj4
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npendres
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tlema1
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: deep Amber color, thin tan head
S: tons of spices, orange peel and anise
T: spice is pretty overpowering
F: the finish is clean, even after all of the initial spiciness
O: good Xmas sipper

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a: color is a deep, dark ruby red/mahogany color with some purple notes in there as well. pours a 1 finger tan head that seems to be fading as i type. it settles to a thin layer on top

s: initial aroma is sweet - sugar, fig, caramel, toffee, bread pudding, coriander, sweet strawberry, and a hint of citrus zest. there is a faint medicinal-like aroma in here as well

t: quite a bit going on in here right away. brown sugar, fig, plum, lots of coriander, nutmeg, caramel, bitter orange rinds, clove. there is a touch of alcohol heat as well, but that works to cut the sweetness

m: mouthfeel is the lighter side of heavy. its well carbonated to a level that works with the beer

o: upon smelling it, i wasn't sure how much i'd like it, but as i sip i am enjoying it (its a sipper). its warming, smooth, and complex. there is, however, a bit too much going on in the initial flavor. it could use a bit more harmony in the flavors upfront. they clash a bit and confuse the tongue...however, none of them are off-putting if you enjoy the spices

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Photo of LiquidSwords1201
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Risenhower
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkn09
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGold
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped "DOB 10/20/15" and indicating an 8.50 ABV, into faceted mug. Definitely full of herbs and spices, but 2XMAS is not over the top. A rather palatable Christmas ale.

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

Photo of Iceburgs
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of robebo44
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,511 ratings
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