Sweetwater Georgia Brown | SweetWater Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
758
Reviews:
246
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.13%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
156
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 758 |  Reviews: 246
Photo of Rick778
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
2.36/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Vylo
4.48/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fisherbray
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchmoore12
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
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 +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of George1005
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markc72
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Chucker17
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GlennWB
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark brown with tan cap and very fine even lacing.

Aroma: Low key toffee caramel malt with only a hint of earthy, spicy hops.

Taste: Malt apparent and roasted bitterness appearing as an undercurrent but not intrusive. Rich but in a dryer style, the hops weaving in and out. Finishes clean with malt rather than hop finish.

Texture: Medium to full.

Overall: As an homage to British Brown Ale this one's in the ballpark. Not first bat but a decent runner. This beer is not so standoutish as to be remarkable but is certainly a good representative of the style. If I grabbed this one blind I wouldn't be disappointed.

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Photo of beertraveler08
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcgill7
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An average, albeit drinkable beer. Slight roasted, nutty, malt notes but really nothing outstanding in both the smell and taste. Great beer to share with someone who is just starting to get into the craft scene.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown, kinda gray, nearly black body (cool), soapy tan head that leaves some sticky lace. Nose is caramel, molasses, faint chocolate, and an unwanted floral note. The taste does away with this flaw, leaving only chocolate and toffee, toasted malt, faint nuttiness, and a fair amount of sweetness. Body is a heavy yet somehow a little thin, with sticky sweetness.
The soap note on the nose was deterring but this ended up tasting pretty good. The color was very pretty in an ominous sort of manner, but the head was coarse and lazy. A few kinks to work out with this one, but nevertheless an enjoyable offering.

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Photo of sanitarium16
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Sweetwater Georgia Brown from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 758 ratings.
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