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Sweet George's Brown - Dillon Dam Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dillon Dam Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewQ on 06-28-2004)
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Reviews by Jame515:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Jame515, Jun 13, 2014
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Photo of Beaver13
2.33/5  rDev -39.6%
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.

Beaver13, Jun 25, 2005
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

LXIXME, Aug 23, 2013
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.

brewQ, Jun 28, 2004
Photo of Sammy
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Sammy, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of Rymish
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Rymish, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
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

russpowell, Feb 04, 2006
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Basoos1, Saturday at 05:19 AM
Photo of gbontrag
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

gbontrag, Sep 02, 2005
Photo of Dithyramb
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Dithyramb, Aug 31, 2005
Photo of Skidud313
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Skidud313, Oct 02, 2006
Photo of crobinso
4/5  rDev +3.6%

crobinso, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Glennywood
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Glennywood, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

WynnO, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

snarygare, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

ColoradoBobs, Jun 16, 2008
Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

zeff80, Feb 11, 2006
Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

WesWes, Jan 17, 2006
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Mebuzzard, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Huffaroma, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of RevDru
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

RevDru, Mar 21, 2007
Photo of briman
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours a dark copper color. Good clarity. Thin off-white head, with not much retentino. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is malty, with lightly roasted malts, caramel, nuts, & toffee. A faint hop note sneaks through, but the malt dominates.

Flavor is malty, and slightly sweet with caramel, nuts & toffee flavors coming out. Toffee flavor stays with you into the finish, with just a touch of hops coming through to balance things out. Only a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Light-to-medium body, fairly low carbonation. Balance is good. It's right on the edge of being thin...a little more body would go a long way. Smooth, and easy drinking example of an English Brown. Could definately be a session beer.

briman, Mar 29, 2007
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of northyorksammy. Thanks!
Mostly clear, medium brown in colour with a thin skim and collar of tan bubbles that lingered. A little bit of sticky lacing. Nice malty aroma, light roast, bready, a bit nutty, caramel. Good flavour too, bitterness stayed just beneath caramel maltiness, notes of roast and toffee, mild minty hop character in the finish. Decent texture, light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, it's a solid brown ale with some tasty malts.

DrJay, Mar 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Ksims, Jan 10, 2014
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Sweet George's Brown from Dillon Dam Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.