Sweetwater Georgia Brown - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Georgia BrownSweetwater Georgia Brown

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599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 18
Gots: 55 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002)
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1/5  rDev -72%

Photo of beergod1
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tastes Sweet, mildly roasty, caramely and touch of Chocolate, No hops at all for balance. This is a pretty straightforward American brown ale, no surprises in the flavor, but no flaws either. Not as much in the nose however, just some lightly roasted malt, more aroma wouldn’t hurt. Medium bodied and well-carbonated. The beer’s color is on the border between light brown and dark amber, and the light tan head settles to a ring. A few small patches of lace are left on the glass. Decent, but not amazing.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a copper caramel hue with large tan bubbles forming a fizzy, short lasting head.

S: Aroma is very faint; traces of nut and hints of spice are barely noticeable, but not much else.

T/M: Standard carbonation pretty much stands alone at first, not a great sign. A slight bitterness emerges after a bit and some dry malt and nuttiness finish it off, but this one is underwhelming.

I'd prefer this over, say, a Newcastle, but there are many better options out there altogether

TheBeerAlmanac.com

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BeerNoobNC
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in the winter version of the SweetWater Tackle Box. Pours a very dark brown color, comparable to a porter. Leaves a fairly light colored head. Has a sweet and slightly fruity smell but I can't quite put my finger on what it is.

This beer has a unique taste that I have never experienced in a brown ale or any other beer for that matter. There is a sweet sugary taste that is typical of brown ales. However, there is also a fruity and maybe somewhat tangy flavor that follows this sweetness. The hop profile is not as noticeable, though it may be there and just covered up by the other bold flavors. Overall, this is a unique beer that I would recommend at least trying. I personally like it, though I feel that not everyone will like this different combination compared to other brown ales.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this one up on my recent holiday travels (it's not sold in Kentucky). This beer pours out a slightly hazy mahogany color with a nice 1-finger head that quickly dissipates. Very faint nose of fresh bread and cookies.

Taste is spot on for this style. It's mild and has a slightly sweet cola flavor. Cookies greet you up front, then the flavors develop a bit to raisins and cola. There's a nice soft hop bite at the finish; just enough to keep it from tasting like a softdrink. Nicely balanced and has a nice firm mouthfeel.

Overall, a solid brown ale with no objectionable qualities. These beers are always mild and well-behaved and are probably not what most beer fans reach for. However, if you are a fan of this style, don't pass this one up.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of jsprain1
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Reddish brown with a nice tan head. Not much lacing to it.
S- Smell is bready, a bit toasted, nutty, with a light brown sugar presnce.
T- It's relatively sweet with a molasses and brown sugar flavor. Plenty malty with just a bit of hoppiness.
M- Medium body, maybe a bit on the fuller side. Carbonation is just a bit lower than I'd like.
O- A decent to good brown. Worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +12%

Sweetwater Georgia Brown from SweetWater Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.