SweetWater Festive Ale By Sweetwater Brewing -
Festive Ale is a strong ale brewed with generous amounts of rich malt,
coupled with a taint of cinnamon and mace to keep you warm and toasted all
winter long. ABV- 8.5% and is available in six packs, Liter bottles, 15.5
Gallon ½ bbl kegs (US Sankey) and 5 gallon torpedo kegs. Malts include 2
Row, Munich, 40L, 70/80, Carapils, Chocolate, and Black. We use Centennial,
US & UK Golding hops. We Double Dog Dare You To Try It.
SweetWater Festive Ale by
Appearance: This festive ale is a beautifully colored beer, with
ruby, cranberry hues in the light, transforms to a menacing
black as soon as taken away. just about a full fingers worth of
tan head, quickly dissipates.
Aroma: Not very potent, definitely mild accents of milk
chocolate, maybe a little bit of nutmeg or cinnamon. Cannot
discern a whole lot else individually. even though its not in
your face, it is certainly pleasant.
Taste: This winter warmer ale tasty. Again none of the flavors
that im getting are huge like some overly spiced winter beers,
theyre just right. Nice maltiness, some of those well balanced
spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, and a fruitiness that pulls ahead
of the little bit of chocolate. this is probably one of the
better winter beers ive had this year.
Mouthfeel: A decent hop presence plus the carbonatio level bring
this one alive on the palate. This ale not overly heavy, and the
spices stick to the top of your tongue.
Drinkability: Enjoying this one all the way through. goes down
so easily on this cold snowy winter night.
SweetWater Brewing Company
SweetWater Brewing Company is an Atlanta-based craft brewery
specializing in aggressive West Coast style beers. SweetWater's brews
are unpasteurized and designed to be consumed fresh so distribution is
limited to the Southeast. The award-winning line-up of year-round brews
includes SweetWater 420, SweetWater IPA, SweetWater Blue and Georgia
Brown. SweetWater also features a Catch and Release series of beers
available on a limited basis throughout the year, and an experimental,
one-time-only Dank Tank series. The SweetWater Brewery, open for tours
every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30
p.m., is located at 195 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta GA 30324. For more
information about SweetWater Brewing Company, please visit