2X Steam | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by kylehay2004 on 04-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
433
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
18
Trade:
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.61/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance: It has a light orange amber colored body with a light haze. The head is just off white in color and hangs on well. As I sip it makes lots of cool lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma has a good bready base with a balanced orange citrusy hop presence. Taste / Palate: The flavor matches the aroma. It has a solid bready malt base with notes of orange marmalade and citrusy hop bitterness.

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Photo of hophead123
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer but think they discontinued it

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3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #80 (Sep 2013):

Without a doubt, we can appreciate brewers taking a style and doubling or imperializing it. A job well done here. The brewer’s intention is clear, as this brew simply takes California Common and makes it BIG. All of the balance and drinkability is there, which is quite a feat, especially for a lighter-colored brew.

STYLE: California Common
ABV: 8.0%
AVAILABILITY: Summer Seasonal

LOOK: Orangey bronze hue, thin lacing

SMELL: Sweet maltiness, grainy, dried grass, clean, hint of alcohol, floral

TASTE: Toasted grain, peppercorns, mild caramel, apple skin, tobacco, grassy, sweet, clean, mild fruitiness, Grape-Nuts, filberts, warming, drying finish, breath of alcohol

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3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.72/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.84/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Is it steamy in here, or is it just this beer? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper-bronze topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises toffee, dried malt, mild flowers, milder pine, and a touch of candied orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, though with a heavy, overarching dose of conflicting maple syrup and pine resin. This coupling clashes constantly, drowning out the otherwise mild and genial characters. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry and crisp finish. Overall, this is a bit too messy of a beer to do much good anywhere. It could be worse, though, so I guess there's that...

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Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 433 ratings