2XMAS | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of HopBomb515
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Hard pour produced maybe a half finger head that settled quickly and left no lacing. Very dark ruby color.

S - Clove, cinnamon, dark fruit, orange, slightly boozy.

T - Spices from the smell hit, fig, little hop bite keeps it interesting, finishes sweet and slightly boozy and not much lingering bitterness. Nice, really screams holiday.

M - Thinner than I expected, call it thin side of medium body with low carbonation.

O - Really enjoyed this beer. Very complex and nicely spiced. Sweet, bitter and spice all playing nice for the holidays.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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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

Glass Used: Nonic Pint

Appearance: A clear dark crimson body with A thumb thick beige foam melting to a thin cap leaving ample lacing behind.

Smell: Definitely smell spice, with cardamom being the dominate scent. The dark fruits are present.

Taste: Malt sweetness, the cardamom shines through the strongest along with cloves and cinnamon. The rich flavor and sweetness of the figs are apparent as well. I get the spice cake but not sure if I would call it gingerbread. Finishes with a pleasant, light bitterness from the hops. Alcohol hidden well.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with med-high carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad Christmas beer. I'm not a huge fan of cardamom but like Southern Tier using a spice you (or I) rarely see in other Christmas brews. They do a great job pairing the other flavors well with it. An enjoyable offering that I would order with a seasonal dessert or on a cold night around a fire.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tillmac62
4.54/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with dark ruby hue. Good head with nice lacing that dissipates . The nose is a WOW of spice. Ginger, cinnamon, clove and either cardamom or allspice against a slight dark malt sweetness. Medium body and carbonation. The taste is like the nose - an exceptional blend of spice against a slight malt sweetness. Well balanced with a focus on Christmas spices that is expertly taken to the limit of flavor. Clean finish with a burst of spice flavor and a nice warm burn. If you like spice, this beer is for you.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz.

Pours a deep clear reddish brown. Eggshell film for a head.

Smells of brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and gingerbread.

Tastes of cinnamon, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and gingerbread.

Medium body with stinging carbonation.

A very tasted spiced Christmas ale, good flavor and feel and another winner in the 2x series from Southern Tier.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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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

Very clean, very light amber coloring yielded a a solid film of frothy foam.

The scent is quite spicy with lots of nutmeg, touches of cinnamon, a caramel malt body and a little bit of peppercorn.

The flavor is heavy on nutmeg, all spice and a little bit of cinnamon. The caramel malt is not sweet but very tasty. This has a very festive Christmas taste it is just lacking in the malt, fruit cake like tastes.

The feel is very light, crisp and easy with a touch not than moderate carbonation.

I like this Christmas Ale but I don't think it's Southern Tiers greatest accomplishment. I do think it's good and worth drinking again.

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2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1,548 ratings