Sweetwater Festive Ale

2009 Vintage – on tap, Taco Mac, Douglasville, GA, USA. Again less spice than some of the first vintages and this year more licorice flavors. Still drinking well though. === 2006 Vintage – on tap. Taco Mac Linbergh City Center, $4.50. Still the same attractive pour and nice head and lacing – in fact perhaps even better than in the recent past. This year the vintage is drinking very nicely but VERY differently. MUCH less spice, and flows like a malty brown ale. Color is pretty much the same as it has been in the past, what is different is the aroma and the lack of spice bite. Significantly smoother than it has been in the past. Plenty of malts and very smooth. I have a feeling that some may be disappointed by this, but the funny thing is, is that although this seems to go from Winter Warmer to Brown Ale, it’s still a lovely beer if somewhat confused over its identity from one year to the next!

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10/13/2006
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 8.6 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.25
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