Sweetwater Festive Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
805 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
Ratings:
805
Reviews:
300
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
177
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 805 |  Reviews: 300
Photo of MemphisSooner
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent Winter Warmer!

Smells like a christmas cookie! Molasses, figs, roasty malts abound.

Those same flavors come through in the taste. The alcohol hides nicely, giving balance and depth.

As others have said, I don't know why this beer isn't rated higher. Lots to appreciate here. Well done Sweetwater!

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Photo of Southerndiscomfort
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Michaelbailey32
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ascags
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of polopaul20
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Brycecarolina
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of Jim2000
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of kyleverson
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Mlawrence
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Brewsed
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of VeganUndead
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Corninajar
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Jmiller86
2.8/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Levin0013
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Urs
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Brevbin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of citruscane
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Ballard7003
4.23/5  rDev +11%

Photo of B_13245
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of EHopkinsi
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 27 November 2014. Happy Thanksgiving!

Look- pours very dark.

Smell- smells like a good ale.

Taste- very nice. You know you're drinking an ale. Delivers good taste without overdoing any one element.

Overall- Not sure why this isn't rated higher. I thought this was a very well done beer.

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Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of VBWharfRat
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%

Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 805 ratings.
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