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Sweetwater Festive Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

585 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 585
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 14
Gots: 52 | 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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Kavon

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-05-2012 16:19:27 | More by Kavon
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-15-2012 20:29:13 | More by ncstateplaya
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hurshybear

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-24-2014 15:34:27 | More by hurshybear
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-07-2012 03:39:40 | More by dalepryor
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dlello2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-16-2012 01:04:18 | More by dlello2
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eristicrat

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-18-2011 07:11:03 | More by eristicrat
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-29-2012 17:02:35 | More by SlowWideTurns
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-24-2012 22:36:28 | More by grumpygerman
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LibrariansLoveBEER

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-24-2012 01:54:52 | More by LibrariansLoveBEER
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into my pint glass. Pours a dark tawny amber with a thin creamy tan capper. Little lace sticks as I sip. Scents of toffee, plum, molasses, and spices.

Body is creamy at the onset, but finishes with a nice carbonation pop. Flavors of mild cinnamon, some molasses, licorice, and mild hops. This is a good Winter brew here. Not your typical spicy all-cinnamon Xmas beer. I like it. Recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 04:30:28 | More by Onenote81
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shivtim

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the brewery. Looks dark brown; some light gets through revealing red tints. Not much of a head. Nose is christmas tree potpourri and malt. Taste is weak malty bread, with some more holiday spiciness. Alcohol is hidden fairly well. Decent mouthfeel and drinkability. Not a bad offering from Sweetwater.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2007 04:16:44 | More by shivtim
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4amepiphany

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-03-2014 05:07:47 | More by 4amepiphany
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KayteeKobold

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-19-2012 21:32:57 | More by KayteeKobold
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2004. Thanks ChainGangGuy. Overall this beer improves greatly as it warms up a bit.

Extremely carbonated out of control head that eventually settled down to a thin layer of condensed head. Sheets of lace on the edges. Dark brown in color with no light coming through. Nose is Christmas cookie dough with a cup full of eggnog spices.

Flavor is a bit over the top and out of balance with a bucket full of spices and a healthy does of alcohol heat. Sweet malts are quickly followed by the spices. Full body that really clings to the sinuses after the swallow. Warming on the way down and quite soothing. Kind of like a brandy actually.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2006 02:31:44 | More by MuddyFeet
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-12-2012 00:57:18 | More by bsuedekum
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-20-2012 02:20:54 | More by Texasfan549
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Tom-Peters

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-03-2014 16:11:08 | More by Tom-Peters
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jnance34

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-11-2012 02:01:25 | More by jnance34
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akgroom

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-25-2013 15:00:16 | More by akgroom
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SouthernBuckeye

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-31-2012 01:54:00 | More by SouthernBuckeye
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Brandtmo


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-19-2012 23:58:40 | More by Brandtmo
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-16-2013 05:33:16 | More by bcsbeer
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swimfire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-23-2012 03:04:30 | More by swimfire
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meich75

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-25-2011 05:31:03 | More by meich75
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-16-2012 19:57:52 | More by JottaGibboo
Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.