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:
1,509
Reviews:
279
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
16.04%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
384
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,509 |  Reviews: 279
Photo of chris826
2.68/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sabtos
2.87/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kurtbeebe
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryften
4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Better than Schlafly Christmas ale, as this beer is not as spicy, and has good flavor.

UPDATE: After over a year of age on it, it got perhaps a bit more interesting, but still not what I would call great.

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Photo of mbeerdino21
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mcstouffer
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpmcguire11
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

L: Pours a clear dark copper color. 2 fingers of off-white head. Not much lacing.

S: Christmas? Is that a smell? Spices and evergreens.

T/F: Malty and spicy... lots of flavors, and it almost tastes like I decided to eat something off of our decorative tree. Nutmeg, cloves, and ginger... each one taking time to ruin the flavor of the beer. Some evergreen notes. Sticky... sweetness hidden by the spices.

O: Not for me, and getting through a bottle was an adventure. The spices were taken to the max which... while interesting... doesn't do a lot for the brew. Wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of 20holmbrew
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but was a bit disappointed. It has a very medical smell mixed with tons of spice. I like cinnamon, but something about it was unpleasant. Not for me. Glad I only picked up the one.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lauries444
4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jimmygord
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jws7968
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drews240
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Casey3236
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose88
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pacollier
3.03/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CPAles
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigRizz62
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tekstr1der
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
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 +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2XMAS from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,509 ratings.
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