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Sweetwater Georgia Brown | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.59/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The malt bill gives a subtle nutty & toasty flavors and the chocolate malt provides a rich cocoa flavor with aromas that range from roasted coffee to chocolate-covered dark fruits. The hops used provides excellent bitterness in relation to the chocolate notes of the malt. The flavor and aroma provide clean floral, fruity and herbal notes. A light dose of hops brings balance to all.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,377
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
772
pDev:
13.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
162
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 772 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very dark brown in color. It poured with a two finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving lots of specks of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing running down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate and nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste starts off with flavors of nutty malts—along with notes of coffee beans and hints of chocolate malts—and finishes with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The hops leave your mouth feeling dry in the aftertaste.
O: With all of the malty aromas and flavors, you would think this beer would be rather sweet but the malts are perfectly balanced out with a moderate dose of hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of tigg924
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear, chestnut brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is dark chocolate, leather, and brown sugar. Medium bodied, slightly sweet, with moderate carbonation. Makes for a sold brown ale. Would reach for this if I wanted the style.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma of fresh grains and brown bread, moderate caramel hints of maple syrup and coffee, some nuttiness, and a kiss of spicy woody bitter hops... nutty character with deep-brown caramel tones.

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Photo of BobbyOlson
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpt2222
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of one_au
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BOM 9/2017

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Photo of hozersr
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grawp57
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, dark brown, with a sturdy beige head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Chocolate and toasted malt taste. Smooth and rich. very good Brown Ale.

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Photo of USMC_ATLTrader
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 7/27/17. The beer pours a very deep reddish brown color with a thin, tan head.

The smell is very weak dark fruit, chocolate malt and caramel.

The taste is more subdued than the nose with caramel being the strongest.

The mouthfeel is medium carbonation and slightly thin.

Overall a decent beer with mild flavors.

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Photo of Rick778
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This nice brown pours a deep and rugged dark cola brown with a very nice
head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool and layer, and
features some nice light sudsy lacing. Nose of toasted malts and subtle grassy
hop notes. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with toasted an roasted malts
mingling with light toffee and herbal and grassy hop notes with a touch of
light coffee notes and cola flavors. Nice mouth feel---smooth with medium
carbonation and a bitter malt and lightly herbal hop finish. Overall, a solid brown.

Cheers

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Photo of LukeB
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
2.36/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Vylo
4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fisherbray
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchmoore12
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look- poured a dark ruby red/brown color with a quickly disappating team head, large bubbles. Even horizontal lacing.
Smell- sweet smells of toffee, caramel even some licorice? Smells great.
Taste- dark malty sweetness upfront and like the bottle says a bitterness underneath the malt flavor from the hops. Lots of toffee and dark malt character. Only getting a hint of dark chocolate coming through, but it's enough to know it's there.
Feel- silky smooth on the way down after it warms up a little, wouldn't recommend serving below 50°F. Carbonation is solid, a little more bubbly than what I had expected.
Overall- bought a six pack, will finish the rest gladly over the next week.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. A well made brown ale. No frills. No unique element to it. Looked, smelled, and tasted like a brown ale. It leaned more toward the dry and mildly hoppy side than the other end of the spectrum. Not nutty or chocolatey. Brown ale that was balanced but not too decadent. Refreshing and crisp as well, which surprised me.

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Photo of PoppyRobison
4.36/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Sweetwater Georgia Brown from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 772 ratings
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