2XMAS | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,511
Reviews:
280
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
16.04%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
385
For Trade:
4
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of MadCat
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Tipperary Pub in Lakehurst, NJ

Appearance: Nice clear brown color, little to no head, no lacing

Smell: Spice, fruit, malts

Taste: Bready biscuity malts, gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, then some fig and hop spice

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, good carbonation

Overall: Tastes like Christmas. No idea it was 8% abv until I went to write the review, it hides it very well.

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Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mrchrisray
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Jehrnstrom34
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TeamMathis
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Auburn, reddish brown. Cream colored head.
Smell: Sugar cookies? Spices. Pepper.
Taste: Spices. Cinnamon. Eggnog? Pepper.

This is a worthwhile seasonal. I picked up a couple unusual characteristics that were pretty neat. The first thing I smelled was freshly baked sugar cookies. I'm not really sure how or why, but there you have it. Secondly, the taste and maybe even mouthfeel had the sense of eggnog. Who knows. I'll update if for some reason my sniffer and tongue were nutty tonight. Overall, this was delightful. I would probably get this again.

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Photo of muchos
4/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of rEBELlION
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Low carbonation, dark complexion. Figs apparent in the smell as well as the spices, faint touches of eggnog (probably the spices). Nice medium mouthfeel, spicy flavoring with a hint of alcohol, not overwhelming. This is a solid spiced winter seasonal.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium reddish brown in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some crimson red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of spices (nutmeg, ginger, and candied orange peel) along with dark fruits (fig) and just a touch of brown sugar. There are hints of biscuit + bready malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready + biscuit malts (similar to gingerbread) with moderate to strong flavors of spices - nutmeg, ginger, candied orange peel, cinnamon, and clove. There is a light to moderate amount of sweetness from dark fruits (fig) and a touch of spicy hops which contribute almost no hints of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Reminds me of fruitcake and gingerbread though the spicing is a little aggressive for my palate - it is a nice representation of a Christmas or Winter Warmer style. Alcohol is very well hidden.

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Photo of feylure
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, filtered amber color with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Smell is spicy with an upfront hit of pepper and clove. Small amounts of cinnamon and ginger-bread are in the background.

Taste is complex with the pepper and clove coming out right away. Trailing behind are sweet notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and gingerbread.

Mouthfeel is quite heavy and full throughout the entire taste. The carbonation also brings out the spicy pepper flavor.

Draft version had less hot notes and more sweetness.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of CaptainHate
4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a growler of this to share with my music listening buds. As expected, one of my buds brought a growler of Great Lakes Christmas Ale which this compared very favorably against. It wasn't a competition, rather just a means of expanding horizons. The spices of this work very well, as do the malts which underlie this.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,511 ratings.
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