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Sweetwater Georgia Brown - SweetWater Brewing Company

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634 Ratings
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 17
Gots: 80 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

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Ratings: 634 | Reviews: 235
Photo of cduffy201
2.62/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not a fan of brown ale

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - dark brown color with a great tan head and sticky lacing, looks creamy.
Smell - sweet and toasty.
Taste - sweet and toasty like the smell. A little nutty with some hints of chocolate.
Feel - medium body and carbonation
Overal - descent brown

Photo of Beerma
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liked this beer and the guy behind me blew the tap! He said it was the last one they were getting! Didn't cry over it but If I could have got the last of the keg for free I would have been fantastic! It was a very lite and smooth for a dark beer. I could drink a few different then a heavy stout!

Photo of tlema1
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice solid Brown Ale

Photo of hosehead83
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown pour leaving an inviting cap of sturdy tan foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, caramel note
Taste-Toasted malt, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, and a nice little undercurrent of hops that balance everything out. A very enjoyable, tasty brown ale.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting take on a brown here, more of a caramel toasty base than a nutty chocolate roast one, making it a lighter and more easy drinking, but equally flavorful example of the style. Nice frothing head on it with decent retention, an amber hue, and a nose of sweet medium crystal malt. The yeast is nondescript, unlike other English style browns out there, but u don't miss it as the beer is dry enough for me in the finish and not seemingly missing anything. Medium bodied with average carbonation, this beer isn't going to change the world, but it's a plenty serviceable warm weather brown, and that's all good in my book.

Photo of Ryan4120
4.61/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smooth, great caramel and chocolate notes

Photo of ordybill
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz mug off tap
Aroma- Has a nice malt aroma
Appearance- –Brown color with a moderate white head.
Taste - Pretty good flavor, malty with a sweet finish.
Palate- – This a medium-bodied brew with low carbonation and a slick feel.
Overall- This is pretty good, one of the better beers Sweetwater offers.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.65/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not exactly smooth or enjoyable.

Photo of Joban
2.44/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Sweet Chocolate comes through. Not much else. Nothing special here.

Photo of Ryan91676
4.56/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have tried brown ales every chance I get. These guys make the absolute best i have ever had. So smooth and light tasting.

Photo of denver10
2.76/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours an abearish caramel with a dirty cream head. Aroma is a little roast with chocolate and caramel and a touch of coffee cake. Flavor is pound cake and chocolate malts with a touch of hops thrown in. Kind of watered down. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, meh. Pass.

My rating: 2.80

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Why can't I just give a numeric value?

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4/5  rDev +12%

Pours a dark brown with a really nice 2 finger head that dissipates slowly leaving good lacing down a 20oz pub glass.

Smell is good enough. A little faint but has a really nice character of the roasted dark malts, maybe a little chocolate.

Taste is of sweet roasted caramel malts in the front with a little bit of hop bitterness in the middle of the taste and a caramely aftertaste.

Mouthfeel has a medium feel with good carbonation.

Overall, a really good english brown. If you like Newcastle, you will love this beer.

Photo of Urizen
5/5  rDev +40.1%

This is probably my favorite beer right now. I love Brown Ales and this is the best I've had. I buy it regularly. I am from Georgia, and of English decent, so I'm basically who this beer was made for. Plus, this is readily avialible in my area. Thanks Sweetwater! It really looks beautiful in a glass. Clear ruby red and brown. Satisfying from the first taste to being plastered. This ain't sipping ale.

Photo of Bcb510
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Bulldog in Jackson MS. Hefty lacing that quickly dissipated. Smooth with hints of molasses and caramel. Delicious brown ale. Reminds me of KM Brown. Can I get some more?

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.25/5  rDev +19%

one of the better SweetWater beers I've had

Photo of clemsonalum13
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a 1 inch head. Smells richly of malt and chocolate. Sweet tasting. Chocolate and caramel-ish flavors really stand out. Moderate lacing. No bitter aftertaste. Recommend this beer to anyone who has tried other browns and come away unsatisfied. Will definitely be buying this beer again.

Photo of Hergestridge
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Medium Chocolate colour. Nice carbonation. Small lively head of foam
Smell: Slight bitter chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate undertones
Taste: Strong semi-sweet malty core of chocolate and brown sugar.. Slight pecan nuttiness.
Feel: Nice body, refreshingly smooth with very lively carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: Decent Brown Ale .. not the best I've tasted, but a nice entry
Serving type: bottle

~Carry on Citizens!!!~
sMc

Photo of bsp77
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into pseudo-pint glass.

Appearance: Dark reddish-brown with decent head.

Smell: Caramel, chocolate and molasses. A little faint.

Taste: Strong semi-sweet malty core of chocolate and molasses. Nice core, but that's about all there is. Some light nutty and spicy notes on the finish, but the key word is light.

Feel: Medium body, fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: Decent Brown Ale that could us a little more hops and/or nuttiness to combat the sweet malts.

Photo of smakawhat
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Best before April 20th 2014.

A deep red brown body, nearly blood red but with lots of mahogany color. Head forms about three fingers and settles quickly to two fingers tall, but there's a real thick creamy character to it nearly nitro looking. Some lined snake like lacing hits the glass as I drink. Fairly good looking brown.

The bouquet doesn't bring much. Quiet down here, I get a faint molasses and a little caramel, no toast, hop, nutty quality, nothing. Some faint cinnamon sweetness and cream is just struggling to make a presence.

Palate comes really surprising. I am getting next to nothing. A soft mild hop herbality with zero malt presence. There's some coating depth, and a little bit of leafy tea like character in this but the flavors are next to nothing when tasting. Some warmth brings out caramel sweetness that only just seems watered down.

Overall, where's the toast and nut? Comes off like a neutral beer which is even more surprising for a brown ale.

Photo of Retroman40
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I acquired this as part of a "Tackle Box" that contained four different Sweetwater beers.

A - Poured out a very nice dark brown with a head that retreated to a thin lace.

S - Toasted malts with some coffee.

T - Toasted malts, coffee with even a hint of chocolate.

M - A bit on the thin side for a brown ale.

O - This actually reminded me more of a Porter but nevertheless it was enjoyable and certainly worth giving a try if you are a fan of this style.

Photo of jlindros
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to itsme_timd (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a decent fizzy big bubbled head that hits about 1/2 a finger then fades pretty quickly to nothing, no lacing, dark murky molasses mahogany brown color with hints of light getting through thin parts.

Nose brings some nutty brown malts, toasty brown as well, some caramel, toffee, a lot of a syrupy molasses candy like, and condensed caramel, hint of a fudgey cocoa too. it also has a mild grassy hop, and a mild corn syrup like aroma too unfortunately.

Taste starts a bit sweet, more syrupy like candy flavors, some molasses, little nutty toffee, some caramel and caramelized sugars but not too sweet, a little bit of an earthy corn syrup like flavor too, or the raw molasses flavor. little earthy hop character, little bitterness but not a lot. Finishes a little syrupy but not a ton, mild slightly unpleasant herbal bitterness, mild syrupy raw herbal molasses flavor but no sticky.

Mouth is med bod, decent small bubble carb, surprisingly not sticky or really syrupy.

overall OK, nothing too special, but a decent drinkable brown ale, that slight herbal raw molasses flavor and corn syrup like similar aroma are the real things that detract from it, but still pretty tasty, still wish there were a bit more hops and bitterness.

Photo of barczar
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear chestnut with moderate khaki head.

Nutty, toasted aroma. Malty, light floral hops.

Nutty, toasted malt, fairly fruity specialty malt finish. Floral hops.

Body and carbonation are moderate.

Good malt character, English hops. Floral notes are a nice change, though the fruity malt character is slightly overdone.

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint with supper at the Pirate's House in Charleston...

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Sweetwater Georgia Brown from SweetWater Brewing Company
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