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2XMAS | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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1,528 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:
#30,433
Reviews:
287
Ratings:
1,528
pDev:
15.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
396
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,528 |  Reviews: 287
Photo of dearling61
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Christmas beer on steroids, lots of cinnamon and pine flavors all over this beer, not a lot of finesse in this beer, probably couldn't do more than two in a sitting

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.84/5  rDev +31.2%
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 shanegatter
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good, nice smooth taste with good blend of spices

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Photo of Peyton5410
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLacy
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
2.69/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

My first impression upon smelling this is that there is something off about this beer. Ok this might not be my category. The bottle says figs, orange peel and spices and all I smell is malt mixed with some kinda spice almost medicine like? The flavor is of some spices with some mild bitterness, again almost like medicine mixed with a beer. There is some alcohol heat lingering with this beer too. Yikes. I'm lowering my initial scores. I don't like this beer.

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

Photo of mpt2222
1.7/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

I have not found a beer by southern tier I didn't like...until this one. I literally couldn't finish this beer. over flavored like pine sol and various cleaners. I really don't understand this recipe.

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

Photo of TopherBreski
2.6/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.91/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It has the look of a good beer a deep copper, slightly reddish color, and somewhere in there I taste some west coast hop flavor, I think. One whiff and I had little interest in even drinking one of these, smells like the whole spice cabinet fell in. The taste is nearly as bad, just a whole bunch of spices, I'd prefer a bit more barley and hops.

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

Aroma of pine forest, color is ruby with thin beige head. Somewhat soapy taste, piney notes, but above not readily apparent. Interesting take on a holiday beer.

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Photo of jmaskell33
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of BlueSpader
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of EmptyPockets
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewlinson
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty, dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of spices, some figs. Taste is spices, subtle oranges, alcohol is present as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a unique beer worth giving a shot.

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Photo of sposter4
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JDW4195
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,528 ratings
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