Sweetwater Festive Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by Murrhey:
3.86/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Expectations are quite high. I received this beer as part of a secret santa gift exchange from a beer-friendly stranger in Atlanta, Ga.
A- One finger khaki head with tiny little bubbles. Retention lasted about 45 seconds, which is alright for the ABV. Ruby red color with low clarity. Very dark. Sliding khaki lacing. Attractive looking brew.
S- Dark chocolate, toffee, coffee and gingerbread. Molasses and deep roasted malts. Rich and dark, with bakery notes. Very interesting and complex beer. Hop profile is negligible at best.
T- Molasses, toffee and deep, dark roasted malts. Alcohol makes its presence felt in the aftertaste, along with the burnt malts.
M- Dry and roasty feel, some chewiness to the thickness. Some slight syrupy feel.
O- Tasty, alcoholic and roasty. I'm glad I got to try this beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2013 03:08:19 | More by Murrhey
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Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 591 ratings.