Sweetwater Festive Ale With Peppermint | SweetWater Brewing Company

BA SCORE
4.06/5
5 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sommersb on 12-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
5
pDev:
13.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 08Deltadawn8
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Kavon
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of sommersb
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-10-2011
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Cask
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: On tap at the 12th South Winter Warmer

Color is a dark brown or black, with a tan head. Nice lacing sticks to the glass.

Aromas are malt-forward and spicy, with a noticeable dose of peppermints. Nice!

The taste starts as the regular version of Festive Ale, and then you get the peppermint flavors in the back of your mouth. Very tasty and balanced; I could see this being over the top minty, but they had just the right amount added. The sweetness is a big component, but its not cloying.

The finish is malty sweet and spicy, with a good amount of the mint lingering. Body is medium and carbonation is low.

Overall I really liked this beer - it took a very good beer in the Festive Ale and made it better with the peppermint.

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Sweetwater Festive Ale With Peppermint from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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