2XMAS | Southern Tier Brewing Company

1,511 Ratings

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

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

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: clear; brownish amber - SRM approx. 18; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thin collar; light lacing;

S: nutmeg is predominant, then ginger, maybe a little dark fruit in the background;

T: a little musty up front; nutmeg with ginger from mid-palate to the end; finish has a touch of bitterness; a little warming after the swallow;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; very dry finish - so dry that it's almost off putting;

O: a nice representation of the style;

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3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic seasonal, does wonders with a year under it's belt.

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4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of utopiajane
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely caramel brown with a glowing orange blush to it. Slight haze, faint head of tan foam that would have been bigger had I poured more vigorously. It lasted and left a film on top and made a little lace. presents elegantly int he glass and twinkles like a xmas tree light.

Nose is like a piece of spiced cake has been set down in front of me. Bright orange peel, sensual figs, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Clove and some soft notes of ginger. The ginger really peeks out brightly and lightens up the nose with a bit of gaiety. The malt is a light sugar cookie type scent with hints of brown sugar. There's some malty depth to it but not too much. This smells a lot like pumking only without the pumpkin.

Taste is lovely. The orange peel is the bright stage on which all these jolly spices play. They are well blended and none stands out more prominently than the others. The fig is a bit of voluptuous dark fruit to go with that dark malt. The malt plays a bit deeper on the palate and shows it's resilience but it has a melt in your mouth quality that is delightful. There is no alcohol on the nose or on the palate save for the very last moment when it tings with a faint medicinal. I feel this adds a bit of gaiety to the beer. There is even a touch of hops bitter to finish this one . Just as these spices are merrily dancing on your palate a small but noticeable hop bitter comes through and ends the beer with a discreet finish and leaves the malt to linger in the aftertaste.

I thought this tasted a lot like pumking without the pumpkin.

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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

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