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Sweetwater Georgia Brown - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

623 Ratings
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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 18
Gots: 68 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Victory tulip

A- pours a dark shade of brown (not black) with a one finger tan head. Looks nice

S- nice chocolate aroma coming through. Smells great!

T- really, really nice chocolate flavors coming through with a slight hint of coffee in the finish as well. Real nice

M- medium bodied, not bad at all

O- fantastic brown ale, one of my favorites. Criminally underrated

Photo of thagr81us
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one while building a Browning M2 machine gun and tripod! :D Served from bottle into a shaker. Poured dark brown with a one finger khaki colored head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nutty, and cream. The flavor was of roasted malt, dark chocolate, cream, and nutty. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I was really quite pleasantly surprised to find the nice roastiness mixed with the dark chocolate in this one. I really did not expect it to be there. The aroma was pretty much the same story with a nice well balanced profile going on. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance or are lucky enough to receive this one as an extra during a trade.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got a bottle of Sweetwater's Georgia Brown Ale that my brother brought back from his trip down south. I'm starting to like this brewery so I am always down to try different beers from them, so lets see how this English Brown Ale goes. Best buy date of June 30th 2012. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label is similar to all the other beers I have had from them, but I still think it looks good. It poured a nice murky brown color that took on a nice bright copper color when held to the light and it had a fingers worth of slightly off white head that died down to a very thin ring that eventually faded to nothing and left no lacing. The color of this beer was really nice but the head and lacing were disappointing so I think the appearance is right around average.

S- The aroma starts off with lots of pretty sweet medium toasted malts that impart some sweet bread, caramel and some lighter toasted aromas that actually smell similar to toasted bread. After that I get a light nutty aroma that is similar to hazelnut followed by a light amount of grassy hops. The aroma was nice, there was nothing out of place with it, I would say it was a little above average.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with some medium toasted malts that have lighter amount of medium sweetness and impart some grainy, lightly roasted, and light caramel flavors that are sweet, but not overly sweet. Next comes a light nutty flavor that is still similar to hazelnuts, there was also some doughy yeast and a slight amount of earthy hops that imparted a light amount of bitterness with a malty and slightly sweet aftertaste. The flavors are OK, but I would like some more complex malty flavors and a some more nutty flavors, it tastes a little watered down.

M- Pretty smooth, a little creamy, slightly dry, light bodied, with a nice amount of medium carbonation. Everything except the body was good for the style but the body was to thin and it felt watery.

Overall I thought that this was a mediocre beer and a pretty average English Brown Ale. There were no off flavors, but it didn't have enough of those great English Brown Ale flavors. This beer had ok drinkability. it went down pretty smooth and it wasn't filling, but the flavor couldn't hold my attention so one is all I would want. What I liked most about this beer was the aroma and the slight hazelnut aspect to this beer, they were the highlight of this beer. What I liked least about this beer the light body and the lack of head and lacing, they were both out of wack and need some work to make this beer compete with some of the better English Brown Ales. I am glad I tried it, but I don't think I would get this beer, it wasn't a memorable English Brown Ale, and I don't really recommend trying this beer, it isn't hard to find some better English Brown Ale. I wasn't too impressed with this beer, it just felt too watery, and the flavors were a little bland and didn't stick out like they should. I am starting to like this Georgia brewery, but this beer failed to impress me, better luck next time guys, I know you can do better.

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of BelgiumsFinest
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of godmare
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Giantspace
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of jmbraxton
2/5  rDev -44%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of TheDinger
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler fill at GBX poured into a snifter. Nice solid deep brown with a decent 1 finger off white head. Adequate lacing and retention. Smell is nice roasted malts and some hints of nuts and a touch of carmel to add to the aroma. Taste follows the nose and mixes malts and hops quite well. A fairly complex EBA IMO. Sits well on the tongue with a good bit of carbonation and a medium feel which is nice a creamy. Overall- It's a nice example of the style and has a very balanced taste with some sweet and some bitter. A soild effort by Sweetwater and I would hit another one of these. It's pretty sessionable and refreshing-

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ruby and a mild brown mix. One finger head after the pour, but that head ratains for all twelve ounces. Nice lace stickage.

Very light roasty aroma, more toasty malt aroma. Hint of grassy, natural hops. Faint nuttiness.

Lightly roasted lats with heavy toasted malts, a little nuttiness, ntural hops, mixed with a watery plate make this beer.

Easy to drink, but nothing special. Not bad, might buy again when I visit the South.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of EagleTalon
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thin tan head and brown color. Aroma is chocolate malt, smoky malt and earthy hops. Flavor is hershey syrup followed by mellow hops and sweet malts. Mouthfeel is good. Overall, this beer is easily accessible due to low hop bitterness and maltiness. Mass appeal. Recommended.

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of FosterJM
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1156th Review on BA
Draft to Nonic

@Sweetwater Hub in ATL airport

App- A garnet color mixed with some lighter browns. A mere 1/2 finger of head formed and slide this silky smooth shine wall of foam.

Smell- A mix of a couple things but not overly aromatic. Had a small roast quality, with a small bit of malts and then a mix of hazelnut.

Taste- A nice brown ale with some smooth malts and a fairly small malt accent and adding in a small bit of that aromatic hazelnut. A little bit of a heavy cream taste.

Mouth- A light medium body almost a light quality with a medium carbonation. A good bit of creaminess with some smooth nutella notes.

Drink- A nice small brown ale. Had good layers of flavors and overall very smooth. Non grainular like most and not overly malty. I would like a couple bottles of this.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Sweetwater Georgia Brown from SweetWater Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.