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Sweetwater Festive Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

604 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 16
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 11-14-2002)
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Photo of rsyberg01
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S - 12 oz bottle courtesy of the generous cashew70.

A - pours a deep garnet with a creamy head. very nice, has some legs that are good as well.

S - roasty, caramel, little alcohol, slight fruit twang, a bit one dimensional but still nice.

T - big roast, touches of dark chocolate, good hop hit, sweet fruitiness, much more depth than the nose. from the nose I thought it would be much sweeter than it is.

M - lighter bodied which is nice for what the beer is.

D - According to the style, very drinkable.

rsyberg01, Feb 25, 2007
Photo of TheSquire23
4/5  rDev +4.2%

TheSquire23, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

freduardo, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

immobileman, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ajsuper1221, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Plonk, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jcone17, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jonothehut, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bpop23, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

michaelmgio, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4/5  rDev +4.2%

M_C_Hampton, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of meechum
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured dark brown to almost black with just a little light coming through in red highlights. Nice thick tan head that fell slowly and leaves a nice lacing

S - The smell is of roasted malts with a hint of chocolate and maybe just a little mocha

T - Very much like the smell..it has a roasted malty taste..with just a bit of bitter chocolate and mocha...with a warm alcohol finish

M - Nice and thick, coating the mouth

D - Overall a very nice winter warmer and a good beer to have on a cold evening

meechum, Dec 28, 2007
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerBucks, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

AlCzerik, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bhudlow23, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Swim424, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

SubpoenaDeuces, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Justinbshelton, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

fisherbray, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

dharmabum1102, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

VaTechHopHead, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

matzah, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

bradcochran1234, Nov 11, 2012
Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.