Sweet Georgia Brown | Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

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85
very good
32 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
California, United States
monkeypawbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer started as a Southern English Brown, and evolved from there. The nose almost comes across as caramel, but when you drink you will find that it is not sweet. Dark, toasty, and lightly sweet with notes of chocolate, coffee, biscuit, and caramel, this beer is complex but very drinkable. A rustic but balanced beer without a strong hop presence, definitely made for the malt lovers of the old world.

Added by HopHead84 on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with an off-white head. Mild roast, chocolate, quite earthy, maybe some coffee grounds on the nose. Taste has just a touch of bitterness. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, and cocoa. A mild sweetness, maybe some toffee and molasses, too.

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From can to tulip.

A - Beautiful espresso coloration. An espresso crema head tops a nice progression of dark brown to murky black. Very muddy looking beer. Head retention minimal, with spotty lacing from first sip to last.

S - Roasty roasty with an immediate caramel top note. Nice biscuity/bready smell in there. Quick fleeting notes of coffee. Smells rich.

T - Mild zingy carbonation all over, with tasty caramel flavors. Mild sweetness in the back. Nice toasty malts...
As the beer warmed and endured vigorous swirling it became pleasantly charred tasting, not really woody. Almost had a rye note to it. The mild sweetness in the back really complimented this bitterness.

M - Pleasantly thickset. Moderate carbonation in the beginning, before I swirled it out. Still, a lingering bite in the back. Mildly oily, nicely smooth.

O - For $3 a can, I really can't think of anything I'd rather drink. Complex yet accessible Brown Ale. This beer should be a primer for the beer drinker looking for a beer that smells like caramel and biscuits. Obviously, everyone gets different experiences from their beer. But, sometimes it's hard to get a nice anchor on different smells and tastes. This beer is hard to beat.

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Sweet Georgia Brown from Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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