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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
807 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:
#13,103
Reviews:
301
Ratings:
807
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
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32
Gots:
178
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Ratings: 807 |  Reviews: 301
Photo of GreenMachine
4.61/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was actually surprised by this beer. Was never really a SW fan, but the second I poured this winter warmer I could smell the figs and coco. The taste is exactly how it smells, rich and creamy. Definitely hides the ABV well. Small hints of spices thrown in, but not over powering. Will add this to my list of chilly weather beers to pick up!

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Photo of Jim2000
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of mikecharley
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of uscgsc22
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
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!!!

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Photo of BurtStL6
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMC_TM
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of JohnTurano
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayEvans813
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Zachb4au
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Pumpknrdge
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of jverizon23
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of CUbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of stumac
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrisrink10
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of EdelweissDad
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Josiah2729
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of kizyle
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of ncbeerbubba
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of StoutishDan
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Liverpool08
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this stuff. I was fortunate enough to be able to have this special brew every Christmas season though out the 90s. It always bring fond memories. Cheers!

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Photo of Antonius08
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of KevD
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Sweetwater Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 807 ratings
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