Sweetwater Festive Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +26.3%
A-dark almost amber tint when held to light. good tanned foamy head with medium bubbles.
S-smells of warm spices, reminds me of cold winter nights
T- Muy bien! You can definitely taste the spices hidden in the dark aroma of this fine festive ale. Hints of brown sugar tickle your taste buds as it flows. Gives a very warm feeling.
M-Very smooth, lightly carbonated
D-Good dinner beer, and definitely a beer that will be most enjoyed during the winter months. Also has active yeast so buy a couple of extra and save them for next winter.
09-17-2008 04:56:30 | More by TerjUGA
4.8/5 rDev +25%
Amazing beer! I love Christmas time when all the great seasonal brews come around. Anyway this beer is very inviting when poured into a glass it looks almost exactly like a coke, the smell was a bit fainter than I expected but this beer has awesome taste it all the Malts are so balanced. It has nice light fluffy mouthfeel very warming for real this is a excellent winter ale if you can get on please do! THE REAL CATCH is the beer is so smooth you don't realize how easy it is to drink and be surprised by the warmth!!!
12-31-2011 23:53:53 | More by kdawg105
4.8/5 rDev +25%
Drinking this beer from a bottle poured into a pint glass.
Small head with little lacing.
Dark, coffee appearance.
Taste of spice, nuts, coffee.
This is a very drinkable beer that warms you from the inside. Drinkability is easy, and the alcohol content makes you feel festive.
Definitely give this one a shot.
11-25-2010 02:46:09 | More by cgarcer
4.6/5 rDev +19.8%
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!!!
09-05-2013 01:16:58 | More by uscgsc22
4.58/5 rDev +19.3%
Thanks to Track1646 for bringing this to our tasting yesterday. This bottle is a 2005 vintage.
Pours a dark brown. Spotty lacing. The head is spotty on top of the surface in my huge brandy snifter.
This is by far the best smelling brew I have ever had... I smelled it for the first time, and had two comments immediatly. First was: "This is a five" Next came "This smells like Thanksgiving dinner". Both are very very true. It was the easiest rate I have ever done on a particular attribute of any beer. Amazing nose. I got cloves, raisin, nutmeg, spicy, potpouri, pumpkin pie spice. Amazing! Let it warm, and it just gets better.
The flavor is in the nose, but is a bit more subtle. Lots of spice, with some very small hints of some faded grassy hops in the background. Some sweet malts. Really good beer. This might be one of the best beers I have EVER had. Great
05-04-2009 20:55:03 | More by mikecharley
4.53/5 rDev +18%
Large Bomber-sized bottle. Grolsch-style swingtop covered in thick, red wax. Wax was rather difficult to remove gracefully, but well worth the effort. Brew was much darker than I was expecting, a nice almost-black color. Very little head. Nice aroma on this one. Hint of cardamom spice, reminiscent of an Anchor X-mas brew. Taste was unexpected, there was a stong smoke flavor to the brew, not unlike a good rausch style. The smokey flavor was distinct, not unlike maple bacon. The hops offset the strong malt note, resulting in an enjoyable experience. The bottle was numbered to indicate that only 7200 bottles of this sucker are avaible, so grab one while you can. I had number 3499.
12-11-2005 21:24:13 | More by sideshowrob
Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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