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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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bellce0

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-14-2012 01:18:31 | More by bellce0
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-13-2013 22:32:12 | More by avisong
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-04-2013 18:08:23 | More by jheezee
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TylerHagler

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-29-2014 14:34:47 | More by TylerHagler
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-14-2013 19:46:20 | More by wmobley
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CGAR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-14-2012 14:27:57 | More by CGAR
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jlove5

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-14-2012 17:57:51 | More by jlove5
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-30-2013 13:51:56 | More by GratefulEdd
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-09-2012 04:44:09 | More by FUwolfpacker
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-06-2013 00:25:45 | More by GABrew
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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-29-2014 19:47:34 | More by rrski198
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-28-2014 21:35:47 | More by Yoda22
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-04-2014 17:01:09 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-21-2012 18:01:08 | More by slowdaddy
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-09-2013 23:51:40 | More by JohnBender
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Tifore

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Grant (gford217) for this bottle. Poured from the bottle into a tumbler.

A - Pours a dark brown almost black liquid that is clear as it pours. Develops a very small light tan head but dissapates very quickly and leaves nothing except little bubbles rising to the sides of the glass.

S - Smells very strong of cinnamon and syrup. Really sweet and spicy. I feel like I should be bundled up next to a fire. Definitely smells like a winter warmer.

T - First taste brings lots of cinnamon to the tounge, maybe some clove and allspice? Lots of fall spices. Sweet notes and slight booze come after and finish out the taste.

M - Mouthfeel is syrupy and heavy. Medium on the carbonation and definitely warming.

D - I like this beer. A six pack would be in my fridge for sure if I could buy Sweetwater in Ohio. A few of these and I'd be set for a cold night and sleep great all night long.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 01:39:04 | More by Tifore
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jmich24

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-05-2012 04:13:44 | More by jmich24
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2014 02:18:21 | More by thatoneguymike
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jumboj11

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-24-2013 15:38:48 | More by jumboj11
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-19-2011 03:33:40 | More by brandoman63
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sd123

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-28-2013 02:25:52 | More by sd123
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ressling

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-28-2013 04:12:42 | More by ressling
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ToAleWithYa

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-01-2014 15:51:33 | More by ToAleWithYa
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tayner

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle 2007

poured dark mahogany into my warsteiner glass. a 1 inch head dissipated to a full ring but not much lacing.

Smells less spicy than i was expecting from a winter warmer, which is good since i am sitting here with my front door open and it is sunny and 68 outside! has hints of roasted malts, fresh cigar tobacco smell as well.

Taste is like a rich brown ale more than what i would consider a "winter warmer". It has all the roasted malts you could want for a brown ale along with enough spicy hops to dry the palate and make you want more.

The mouthfeel is right on for a brown ale, if not just a tad heavy which would suit the winter warmer profile. a little sticky feeling as well. warms on the way down but 8.6 is not what i thought this was, more like 6% in my head.

I could drink this one alot if it was around here and colder outside for more than a month a year. i am happy to have tried it, and hope to try it again next year too.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 20:58:37 | More by tayner
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-17-2013 02:56:46 | More by bigbluebeerguy
Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.