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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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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 Rymish
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Rymish, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -22.3%

WynnO, Jul 31, 2012
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 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 Huffaroma
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Huffaroma, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of UncleAddie
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

UncleAddie, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of OgreSanchez
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

OgreSanchez, Jul 27, 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 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 LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

LXIXME, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Glennywood
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Glennywood, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of snarygare
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

snarygare, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of poppyjohn
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

poppyjohn, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Eddiehop
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Eddiehop, Tuesday at 12:23 AM
Photo of kerspamer
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

kerspamer, Feb 29, 2008
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
Photo of DrJay
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
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

htomsirveaux, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of hardy008
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

hardy008, Mar 22, 2009
Photo of crobinso
4/5  rDev +3.6%

crobinso, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Jame515, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Mebuzzard, Jun 22, 2013
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Sweet George's Brown from Dillon Dam Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.