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Sweetwater Festive Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Festive AleSweetwater Festive Ale
BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
811 Ratings
Sweetwater Festive AleSweetwater Festive Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A strong ale brewed with generous amounts of rich malt, coupled with a taint of cinnamon and mace

Added by purplehops on 11-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,277
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
811
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
180
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 811 |  Reviews: 302
Photo of Vetbidder
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark look to this brew with a light colcolate receeding head. Looks pretty nice actually. Scent is of a some bitter chocolate malt and some alcohol on there too. Very much like the flavor of a stout with just slight spice and slight bitterness. I was glad not to be overwhelmed by spices. Thicker feel with less carbonation. Alcohol pretty well hidden.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of philbe311
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BudsNsuds
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Good Selection for winter. A dark beer with hints of spices. Seasonal beer.

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Photo of CGAR
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jlove5
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Proteus93
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the 2007 bottling, shared with dkachur and CrellMoset a couple months ago.

A: Chocolatey brown, a bit of sediment (end of the bottle pour), and an off-white, seni-creamy head

S: Sunflower seed???, candi sugar, artificial banana?

T: Sweet and sugary, some nice caramel, sunflower again?! Wtf?? Some soft breadiness, and even a little buttery.

M + D: Very light caebonation... Lacking, really. Sweet and inoffensive drinking... Not too bad.

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Photo of Roland
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Rastal Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on December 4, 2015. Best by 10/07/16. Look is dark brown with good lacing. Smell is chocolate, dried plum, molasses and cinnamon. Taste is dried fruit, chocolate, nougat, roasted nuts, spice and bread crust. Feel is full in body with a smooth and somewhat dry finish.

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Photo of jmich24
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 811 ratings
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