2X Steam | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2X Steam2X Steam

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

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.

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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of TimHitchings
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of shand
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love a good Steam Beer, but was concerned on how one would come out doubled. It actually is a little light color-wise for a steam beer. The aroma is sweet and malty, with a bit of hoppiness. The taste? Again, I've never had a double steam beer. For better or for worse, they nailed this. It does taste like a doubled version of Anchor's Steam. However, like the majority of double pilsners, it just comes off too sweet and boozy.

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Dcunicelli
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jwps214
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus that are quickly followed by a strong breadiness from lager yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent lager to drink for a while if you want something a bit different.

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Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Casterbridge
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jlove5
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of utopiajane
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber with a copper hue. Perfect clarity. A vigorous pour produced 2 fingers of loose foam that fell amicably to a thin ring and skin on top. Excellent lacing. No real carbonation to be seen coming up from the bottom. Nose is lager yeast with a faint touch of sweet lemon. Herbal hops, light grass, sweet malt, corn and honey. There’s even a little mint, a touch of tobacco and some light toast. Taste is sweet but not heavy. Without much carbonation it’s very soft on the palate. Hops are bitter but a little shy. Herbal, minty, grainy, nutty and a little warmth from the alcohol. There’s a nice oily coating but no bitter bite that usually goes with that. The malt is sweet and full and there is just a touch of pine on the back palate. Body is thin and it drinks creamy. I’ve never had anything like it. Finishes dry and crisp. This a very supple beer that’s vivid and unique.

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Photo of Johnnyv310
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of curasowa
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, copper color with one finger of head that fades to a ring with some streaks of lace.

Aroma: Bready malt with some light floral and lemon rind notes.

Taste: Big, creamy body with lots of chewy malt, with lots of earthy bitterness building towards the finish. Finish is lingering with a grassy/oily hop bitterness.

The Rest: While it may not be apparent from my review, this is a really good beer. Big, bold flavors, not much hint of the alcohol hiding in there and great drinkabilty. A buddy brought over a six-pack for a Bar-B-Q, and we quite enjoyed these.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: brown-gold in color, 1/2 inch head, high carbonation, clear

Smell: pale malt and toffee

Taste: woodsy hops, pale malt, alcohol, and toffee

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, medium body, sweet start with bitter middle and end, dry

Overall: I tried rating this to style as it is better than several beers I have had of this style. That said, of the 2X series it is probably my least favorite. It meets the style, but the extra alcohol really does not do much for me flavor wise. The rest is just an ok beer. I will pass in the future.

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Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of powpig2002
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of kayrex
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a thinnish white head that dissipates almost instantly. The aroma is sweet with honey like malts, orange marmalade, and dark pitted fruits. Light bready pilsner malt shines through. The flavor is sweet and a bit woody with a firm earthy hop bitterness. There is a bit of alcohol presence in the flavor that I didn't find in the aroma. The flavor is not nearly as sweet as I thought from the aroma. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. I usually enjoy southern tier, but this one is not for me. Boring, too sweet with a bit too much alcohol presence.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of brentblack1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

2X Steam from Southern Tier Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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