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Southern Tier 2XMAS

Southern Tier 2XMAS

Rated 3.383 by BeerPals

Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company

Jamestown, NY, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

8% Alcohol by Volume

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ABOUT THE BEER STYLE: Double Spiced Ale BREWED SINCE: 2012 ABV: 8.0% FERMENTATION: Ale yeast, two varieties of hops, four varieties of malts. Figs, orange peels, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger. COLOR: Dark ruby EFFERVESCENCE: Light carbonation NOSE: Spice cake, dried fruit, mulled wine FLAVOR: Spices balanced with sweet malt, slight hop bitterness BITTERNESS: Medium-high BODY: Medium SERVING TEMPERATURE: 40-45°F GLASS: Tulip glass or snifter AVAILABILITY: Release begins in Late Autumn

ID: 50373 Last updated 4 weeks ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank5997
Overall Percentile87.5
Style Rank118 of 1223
Style Percentile90.4
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.511
Weighted Score3.383
Standard Deviation0.483

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  • FISHINGFAST 658 reviews
    rated 3.1 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours copper brown color with just a wisp of a head. The aroma is suttle not much of anything. The mouthfeel is just barely average. The taste is okay but nothing special.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I dunno....could go either way, varying between 7-8 on the categories. Not the biggest fan of winter warmers. This seems too sweet and a little too spicy. Has some heat on the back end, from the cinnamon/ginger, etc. Quality beer though and gets you buzzed!

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Dark brown with beige head. Aroma is loaded wifh ginger and cinnamon. A big ol pine tree too. Flavor is spicy and malty. This beer is Anchor OSA times two. Overall a really good and big beer, I dig it.

  • OIZNOP 431 reviews
    rated 2.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    Someone put beer in my pepper! My God, I thought Thirsty Dogs 12 Dogs of Christmas was way over the top, but Southern Tier 2XMAS is just insanely riddled with and intense hop and spice mixture that goes beyond that of 12 dogs. On the tongue and in the nose. There seems to be no balance between the two. I tasted ridiculous amounts of pepper. Pepper Pepper, Spice and Pepper. Man, that was enough for me. I almost didn't finish it. German Gluwein is more mellow and balanced than this. I think this Christmas season, I will be drinking my Crème Brulee.

  • RICHSBEER 1730 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a reddish gold color with hints of orange with a small head, not even enough for any lacing. Sort of disappointing. The aroma was sweet caramel malts with figs, raisins and orange peel. The taste was like a fruitcake in a glass. It was very sweet (verging on cloying) with figs and chewy raisins. The orange zest really helped save this beer and brought it back into somewhat balance. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Dark amber pour with a tan head. Definitely smells of Christmas baking spices with a hint of fruitiness. Taste is much the same but with bready, caramel malt to go with the spices. Pretty typical spiced beer.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a deep ruby amber, nice head, some lacing. Christmas spiced aromas of slight cinnamon, some clove, caramel, very slight spruce, ripe fruits, all of this but still subdued enough not to be overpowering. Taste follows the nose although flavor is more malty and lightly sweetened than the nose would indicate. Excellent Holiday/Christmas brew. Nice surprise that I got to try it too.

  • CYBERCAT 10453 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours a clear mahogany - not much head, but that has to be due to the pour, and it does leave some generous lacing. Strong aroma has an overtone of cloves and horehound. Flavor has a subtle malty core and strong notes of cloves, caramel and horehound with a hint of cinnamon - and is that a whisper of pumpkin? Firm texture has plenty of lively fizz, leaving a cloves-y and horehound finish. Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice/Festivus/Human Light or whatever!

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Amber brown pour producing a quarter inch tan head and lots of spotty lacing. Smooth and unassuming to the strength with a nice profile of toned down spices. Ginger, nutmeg, etc.....this beer contains the typical spice medley followed by a healthy dose of caramel, bread, fruits and raisins. Good example of a style that is generally overdone.

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