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Sweetwater Georgia Brown - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Georgia BrownSweetwater Georgia Brown

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BA SCORE
81
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547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002)
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -72%

02-03-2012 05:08:19 | More by bmcduff2
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Rayedwardsjr


1/5  rDev -72%

05-30-2012 04:04:06 | More by Rayedwardsjr
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nonny4xs

Georgia

1/5  rDev -72%

01-11-2012 03:15:03 | More by nonny4xs
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

1.98/5  rDev -44.5%

Appearence: Poured a clear copper with a tiny, beige head.

Smell: The smell is nutty and caramel notes, with a tiny hint of sweetness.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The flavor is a wet cardboard taste, mixed with charcoal and some sickly, sticky sweet notes. Blah! Watered down tasting. It's very bland, fake, and unappealing. The mouthfeel is light.

Drinkability and Overall: This one's giving me a headache and I've only taken a few sips. Ahhh! Sorry, I just don't like this one, it's not for me.

Thanks anways to rajendra82 for the shipment.

09-11-2005 22:21:45 | More by santoslhalper
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jmbraxton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -44%

04-06-2012 23:26:59 | More by jmbraxton
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cadizkyguy

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -44%

I had this beer before bedtime last night and I'm surprised it didn't give me nightmares. This beer was just plain awful. It had a freshness date of 5-22-09 so it wasn't out of date. But there wasn't very much good about this beer -- smell, taste, mouthful and drinkability were way under par for what I believe a Sweetwater brew should offer. I really felt I was sniffing the glass of a macro, and mouthful, I found to be very thin and unappetizing. I will definitely avoid this one in the future.

04-22-2009 21:09:55 | More by cadizkyguy
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Chaney

District of Columbia

2.15/5  rDev -39.8%

I got this as an extra from GatorBeerNerd in a wonderful in-person trade at Sexual Chocolate Day 2011. Thanks Donnie!

A: Poured a sort of dark Coca-Cola brown color, with a huge 1-2 finger mocha head that quickly melted into nothing more than several patches of bubbles.

S: Not much actually.... maybe some brown sugar and a tinge of sweet bready malts.

T: Very much an unpleasant, rather peppery caramel. Thin and somewhat watery, with sweetness that seemed bleached-out. Where was the candy quality?

M: Prickly carbonation, but there were more ominously fatal flaws at work here. No lacing to speak of.

D: One of the worst brown ales I've ever tasted. That's a shame, but I had liked every Sweetwater brew I had ever tried up to that point.

02-02-2011 01:37:19 | More by Chaney
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Fast169

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -37%

06-19-2014 13:34:34 | More by Fast169
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HOPHEADNATIONMATT

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -37%

04-10-2014 23:42:43 | More by HOPHEADNATIONMATT
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prof_dynamite

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -37%

05-26-2013 04:17:22 | More by prof_dynamite
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Tpitty23

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30%

07-21-2014 02:56:25 | More by Tpitty23
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gomejar

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -30%

02-05-2012 15:39:56 | More by gomejar
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NSaad23

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -30%

04-12-2012 23:57:35 | More by NSaad23
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cantstandya65

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -30%

03-12-2012 20:29:22 | More by cantstandya65
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BHOmie


2.5/5  rDev -30%

08-26-2012 16:15:40 | More by BHOmie
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -30%

11-30-2012 04:06:16 | More by ZinFanDave
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev -27.7%

On tap (at Pub 71, Atlanta, GA) - brown in appearance with a slight white head that was not well retained. It had a very light roasted malt aroma to it, but again, very weak. The taste pretty well followed the nose, a light roasted malt flavor, pretty simple and not much flavor to it. It had a light body to it, seemed almost a little watered down. Still, if you can get past that, the beer was smooth and about average drinkability. I probably will not order again and this beer does not appear to do the style justice.

02-26-2009 19:19:13 | More by PhillyStyle
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tommyz

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23%

08-06-2014 22:09:58 | More by tommyz
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rsgarner

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -23%

05-27-2013 16:31:56 | More by rsgarner
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Liverocks

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -23%

08-07-2014 12:31:04 | More by Liverocks
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BraveGator

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -23%

03-15-2012 04:00:23 | More by BraveGator
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Bounty628

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23%

Sweetwater Georgia Brown is brewed in the traditional English brown ale fashion and though it serves as a drinkable brew, it likely is not one that I would find myself going back to in the near future. For a beer that I had somewhat high expectations for, the end finding is that the brew would serve more as a lawnmower beer than a high quality craft offering.

With an ABV of 5.10%, Georgia Brown could be a very nice and easy session beer but since it lacks any major significance in terms of standing apart from any other brown ale it really was nice to try once but that is about all.

Georgia Brown pours a dark brown with hints of copper color and when poured into the glass gives way to a lot of light. It seems as though the Georgia Brown is much lighter in consistency than some other brown ales and perhaps the level of translucence accentuates this assumption even more. There is almost no lacing left on the glass once poured and there is very little head present at all. There appears to be a moderate to high amount of carbonation present once poured from the twelve ounce brown bottle.

The mouthfeel of Georgia Brown goes along with the lighter consistency of the pour as it certainly does not feel to be a heavy beer. There is very little hoppiness noticed immediately as there is a sweet and almost syrupy mouthfeel once the brew is sampled.

The smell is quite mild with a very faint hint of coffee present and perhaps even a fainter wafting of hops somewhere off in the distance. The nose does not show much complexity and is in actuality a bit difficult to pick up anything at all. You might be able to pick up again a very distant roasted malt smell but again it too proves to be very faint.

The nose and the appearance certainly lend way to the preconceived notions about what the taste might entail quite a bit. The taste is very smooth but seems to be somewhat lacking. There is a sweet malted taste to Georgia Brown with a hint of both a roasted and caramel flavor sneaking their way into the taste, as well. There is very little that would jump out at you to make you think that this brown ale is above the rest and the best way to describe the taste would perhaps be status quo.

The drinkability of Sweetwater's Georgia Brown in my opinion is somewhat low. The taste of the beer has a bit too much sweetness to it for a brown ale and a bit more of an emphasis on the faint roasted flavors in the beer could have made this offering a real winner. The crafting of Georgia Brown is just too loose and light in nature to really impress as a top notch brown ale.

12-06-2008 11:29:29 | More by Bounty628
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

2.78/5  rDev -22.1%

In the glass, it's a clear nut brown with a thick ivory head. Smell hints at a light nuttiness but very light. Not much in the nose at all.

Taste is nutty and malty. Lightly fruity. Some sour yeastiness in the finish that is a bit unpleasant. Smooth with a sticky aftertaste.

Overall, not for me.

07-14-2004 02:11:08 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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raszputini

North Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -21.6%

Smells malty with a little nose hoppiness. Pours thin and brown with a light tannish head. Notes of nuts and roast in the malts. Slightly hoppier finish than a typical brown, as is typical with most Sweetwater products. I don't enjoy the hops in this brew - they just don't balance this brew out.

03-16-2011 01:40:49 | More by raszputini
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mday

Delaware

2.8/5  rDev -21.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A :: Pours a deep brown with a red-orange tint with very little head that completes disappears.
S :: A little hard to place...at first it was a little like cookies, dark molasses but really faint overall. It was tough to place any specific smell.
T :: Extremely light flavor. There was a slight nutty flavor with a lot of sweetness. The flavors weren't as deep and nutty as I would like from a brown.
M :: Very thin and light with moderate carbonation.
D :: I'd say this was drinkable but it lacked any depth and I really wanted more from it. I didn't find this offering unpleasant nor pleasant. Not my favorite brown, but it is still drinkable and worth at least one try.

04-07-2009 02:29:45 | More by mday
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Sweetwater Georgia Brown from SweetWater Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.