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Sweetwater Festive Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Festive AleSweetwater Festive Ale

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

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

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Ratings: 806 |  Reviews: 300
Photo of Brackh
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Did a holiday beer tasting with the wife. This was the first winter warmer holiday beer I was ever exposed to. It has a special place in my heart. Pours a nice black with a small head. Smells spicy with some molasses. Bitterness up front and finishes well with the spice (almost tastes toasted). Carbonated well. Done well all around.

Just had a 2013 on 12/31/14: Had some funk to it. Tasted good. Lost some carbonation. Whole new flavor though. Molasses caramel and toffee come out way more. Still easy drinking.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
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 +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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4.6/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

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2.8/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.82/5  rDev 0%

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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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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.23/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +11%

Photo of EHopkinsi
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
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 -1.8%

Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 806 ratings
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