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Sweet George's Brown - Dillon Dam Brewery

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Sweet George's BrownSweet George's Brown

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very good

21 Reviews
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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewQ on 06-28-2004

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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 45
Photo of dcscientist
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

I'm not a big fan of browns, but this one is a great rendition of one. Not too bitter, goes really well with pub food, and is one of their biggest sellers. If I liked this style more I'm sure I would get this more often.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

impressed! this local brown ale is a damn good one. pours fuly see through light brown with a good off white head. smells like a brown ale through and through, malty but not too sweet, roasted but not coffee black, just a hint smokey. flavor is the same as the nose, mellow and satisfying. mouthfeel is good too, light for a brown ale, and not too strong. this is a down easy beer, and affordably priced. overall a lovely brown, working well with some 2 year old horsehadish cheese and baguette. will try the other bottled dillon dam brews no doubt

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Photo of DrJay
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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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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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 Lunch
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz. bottle acquired from a trade with JMBSH as a generous extra (Thanks!) into my new Dillon Dam Brewery pint glass, that Jason also kindly sent my way at the appropriate temperature (05/08/10)

A: Pours chestnut brown with about 1 finger of a light tan that receded quite quickly.

S: Very nutty with a sweet malt backbone and a touch of roasted malt.

T: Taste mirrors the nose with layers of nuts, sweet malt and some roasted malt. Really a nice and clean flavor profile.

M: Lighter-bodied with some appropriate carbonation, but this seemed a touch watery.

D: A very easy beer to drink and this extremely sessionable.

Overall this was a very nice English Brown Ale and I always enjoy trying a beer that is not distributed in my area. Thanks again Jason!

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Photo of hardy008
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark Reddish Brown, not much of a head, but still looked good.

Smell - Nutty with some sweetness

Taste - Nutty and malty with some sweetness, quite good.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and light to medium bodied.

Drinkability - Very drinkable. A good brew which I could drink several glasses of.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried 6 Feb 2009 at the pub.

Clear reddish brown color. Small light brown head. Well carbonated. Aroma is caramel and malt. Starts sweet and toffeeish, slightly nutty. Finish and aftertaste are moderately bittersweet. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Light alcohol.

Tasty, the best of the five I tried that afternoon.

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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 kerspamer
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Rich chocolate brownish-red, medium head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

Smell - Strong alcohol smell, some hop smell, small chocolatey flavors. Weak in magnitude.

Taste - Slight chocolate/coffee tones, strong alcohol and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Thin, not where I like my brown ales. High carbonation distracts from the flavor.

Drinkability - Pretty good, once you get past the smell the drinkability improves, but not perfect. The large amount of carbonation keeps annoying me as I drink it, but it gets easier as the drink sits for a bit. Not horrible, but I won't go looking for it again.

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Photo of briman
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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

This is one of my favorites from the DAM brewery and is very snjoyable. It pours a nice brown toffee color. With scents of toffee, coffee, malt sweetness and maybe some wheaty charcter. It tastes of a very smooth malt sweetness and nutty coffee flavors with nice smooth creamy finish. Give this one a shot theres nothing like a day of snowboarding at Keystone and kickin back to this one.

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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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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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Sweet George's Brown from Dillon Dam Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.