SweetWater Festive Ale

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Type: Winter Warmer
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  • 8.60% 
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This full-bodied high octane brew is capped off with cinnamon and mace.

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  • Dec 11, 2011
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
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    [Best served in a Lager glass]

    The pour was a murky dark brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) head that was not around for long and only having fair lacing.

    The aroma was very mild of a toasted chocolate malt a very mild resin hop and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of allspice, cinnamon, toffee and dark fruit.

    The taste was moderately sweet and malty with a hint of toffee and some fruit at first then had the strong effect of spices take hold with a nice note of dark fruit and an alcohol warming sensation at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time while the taste of the dark fruit faded into the background of the spices.

    Mouthfeel was just a smidgen below medium in body and a tad watery in texture with a weak carbonation.

    Overall a Winter Ale with a nice dose of spices and a superb maltiness. A very drinkable brew even with the noticeably strong alcohol presence.

    Serving type: Bottle