1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sweetwater Festive Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetwater Festive Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

665 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 665
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 92 | FT: 2
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sweetwater Festive Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 665 | Reviews: 273 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JayEvans813
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of uscgsc22
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

It's in my top 10 beers and is a must try beer. It's alot like Sweet water 'Happy ending"

Try this it is worth the price.

Pro about the beer it ranges $11 to $12 for a 6 pack.

Con it's only out once a year.

Sweet Water Brewing Company!!!

Photo of Chrash16
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of stonewild
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of icehawk
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wrw5031
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of MarkElkins
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of bmoney
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thirsty_artist
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of hellhammermario
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from total wine Tampa FL for $3

Appearance - Reddish brown colour with an average size fizzy beige head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel/butterscotch

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and an earthiness. There are also some dark fruits, butterscotch/caramel, and a bit of anise. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with some lingering chocolate flavour.

Overall - Not terribly exciting, but a nice well balanced very drinkable flavour. You would never know it had a higher ABV. I've only had a few beers from this brewer, but they have all been winners so far.

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Plonk
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kjmass
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of brudz2134
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of FliryVorru
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of wehttam
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HiWire
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Andrew4321
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.