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Sweet George's Brown - Dillon Dam Brewery

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Reviews: 21
Hads: 45
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dillon Dam Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewQ on 06-28-2004

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Reviews by EPICAC:
Photo of EPICAC
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet George's Brown pours a lightly hazy, reddish brown, and is topped by a light beige film of a head. The aroma is bready, and has a light fruitiness, and hints of roast. This smells like a very nice English Brown Ale.

There's a bready sweetness upfront that moves into a fruitiness in the center, that's balanced by a roasty, hoppy bitterness in the finish. This English Brown Ale is medium-bodied, highly carbonated, and has a bit of a coarseness that I associate with roasted malts.

I really liked this beer, it had a nice malt profile that was the focus of the beer, but it was nicely balanced by judicious use of roasted malts and hops.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.4/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a small frothy head that quickly goes to a smoky wisp.

The aroma is nutty toffee and a little chocolate.

The flavor is a big sugary sweetness up front with nuts and toffee leading to a slightly bitter finish. It has some unpleasant medicinal notes. It's kind of scotch ale like. The mouthfeel is thin and watery and light on carbonation.

Overall, I didn't care for this at all. It was way too sweet and watery. I'd take an Odell's 90 Shilling over this any day.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brewQ
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep brown colored ale that lets just a bit of light pass through it. A thin but persistent head clings to the glass.

The aroma is sweetness and nutty. The flavor delivers the smells with a hint of hops cutting through the thickness.
Some chocolate taste comes thrugh in the malt.

I like this as a brown ale- not overly syrupy, drinkable.

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Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours basic brown with no head. Thanks JMBSH.A malty with a little licorice aroma. Medium mouthfeel.Roasted malty caramel, a little chocolate malt. Decent carbonation and drinkability,decent brown, but nothing exceptional. Light bitterness, a tad of sourness.

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of russpowell
4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this at the brewpub last weekend & took a jug up to the winter x games (actually found reasonable beer in snowmass, but this didn't go to waste! Tasted awesome in the hottub with snow hitting us in the face!

Poured caramel in color with an offwhite head. Head wasn't much and dropped from there, lacing minimal

Smell: Huge toastyness and nuts, caramel and slight but noticable hops whiff

Taste: Rich nutty/malty taste that blend with biscuiity tastes. Slight dryness bitterness on the finish

MF: Smooth and good carbonation. in a perfect world a little more malt heft for me.

Super drinkable. Great brown ale IMHO. I will have to try the light lager, just to see if these guys make a beer I don't like, oh yeah the bottled was good too

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of gbontrag
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

crayola brown, and clear and shiny. The little froth raises its hand then forgets what it was going to say.
Tastes like a thin porter. It's very crisp, and dominated by dark malt. Crispy aftertaste. Nothing going on for mouth feel, or mouth appeal. There's a little malt jello, but 'eh'. I found it boring and lacking any malt depth. Smelled nutty, and chocolatey.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this dam good brew ala a pint glass at the brewery in Dillon. Beautiful clear brown brew with not a hint of amber highlights. It was poured with no head, but had very nice lacing. Scents were full of malty goodness, with some cocoa and coffee. Man, this was the tastiest brown ale I've had in a while. I usually keep away, since the offerings are usually tame and boring. This one had all sorts of sweet malty stuff. It had all kinds of nutty malts, toffee, and coffee. Mouthfeel was light medium, which suited this just fine. Finish was clean, though slightly sweet. Quite drinkable, too bad I had an hour of driving to go.

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Photo of Skidud313
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very smooth, very drinkable, very good.

Roasted aroma, a bit nutty, little bit of hops, strong but in a good way.

Tastes very brown, a little sweet, a little bitter, come to think of it this beer is a little of everyting.

Smooth mouthfeel, smooth finish, a very enjoyable experience.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tape at the brewpub on Father's Day, 6-15-08.

Pint arrived at the table with no head at all. (Why don't they serve 16 ounces of beer in a 20 ounce glass with a line marking one pint?! The Germans and Brits do something like this, so they can pour a proper head, but the customer still knows he's getting a full pint.) Pretty dark-mahogany slightly hazy body. Some small lacing as the beer is consumed.

Smell is of biscuit malt, sweet roll dough, molasses, a hint of chocolate, a tiny note of floral hops.

Taste is surprisingly bold rich maltiness, slightly sweet, a little bit of cocoa powder. Molasses and chocolate notes come up as it warms. Really good. I mean, really, really! Spot on for the style.

Mouthfeel is nice and round, smooth but not sticky.

Extremely drinkable, fully sessionable, just as an English Brown Ale should be.

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Photo of zeff80
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet George's Brown is outstanding. The smell is outstanding and so it the taste. It has a fine roasted flavor. It just goes down so smooth. It is even better when you drink one while sitting in a hot tub outside in Colorado while snow flakes are falling on your head.

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Photo of WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a nice, sweet caramel malt scent that boasts of roasted barley and victory malts. It has burnt toffee and nut aromas. The taste is good. It has a sweet, malty flavor that is a bit nutty and roasted on the finish. It has excellent malt complexity. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an easy drinking brown ale. The aroma sets the tone and the flavor doesn't disappoint. It's quite smooth with a rich malty edge; a good drinker.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of RevDru
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Rich chocolate brown, just a touch lighter than a root beer. Thin head with medium carbonation.

S - Strong alcohol phenols, with bitter chocolate notes.

T - Bittersweet chocolate and a hint of coffee and orange.

M - Just a little thin, but not completely watery. Could use a little more body.

D - Goes down easy. The nose is a little rough compared with the flavor, but not too distracting.

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Sweet George's Brown from Dillon Dam Brewery
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