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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
754
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
23.18%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
153
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 245 | Ratings: 754
Reviews by BeerDawgs:
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Brown, like the name. Very nice head retention and lace on the glass.

S - heavy malts. Smells like the mash at a brewery. Very nice.

T - Excellent. A good brown ale. Hard to describe, because brown ales are distinct and don't taste like anything else.

M - Not real crisp, but smooth throughout.

D - Very good. I could have numerous of this beer. As a matter of fact, anytime I am in the mood for a brown ale, Georgia Brown it is.

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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 oberon
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber with a thin slightly off white head,I had to wait for my bottle to warm a little to start to pick up on the aromas mainly of caramel malt and roasted nuts.Flavors are mainly intune with aromas caramel and roasted nuts mainly somewhat earthy in the finish but nothing out of the ordinary.Really thought this beer was quite watery and I think that took away from it,nothing horrible but not something I would search out agin.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This one poured a strong but clear brown in color with a moderate but thick and stubborn head.

Smell – The malts are very smooth at the nose and stuffed with brown sugar and syrup.

Taste – Wow! The sugars are extra fine here. They are like a mix of natural maple syrup, raw brown sugar, and cane. The malts too are incredibly tasty.

Mouthfeel – This one is shy of medium-bodied but oily slick around the teeth. It also had a refreshing light bitterness to it.

Drinkability – This was much lighter than the way I remember it last year on-tap when I was down in Atlanta. It is incredibly smooth though and one of the easiest-drinking Browns that I’ve had to date.

Comments – Thanks to Uncle Flip for including this in his WTF BIF package to me. It was a thoughtful gesture and made me almost gasp when I saw it in the box as I had always wondered how I could get my hands on another bottle. Cheers, mate!

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Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MadScientist
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Zakk
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of tbryan5
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear chesnut brown with minimal off-white head, about 1/4", which quickly dissipated to smattering of bubbles on the surface and thin white ring around the edge.

S: An earthy nutty aroma nests nicely on a bed of medium toasted malts. There is the slightest bit of hoppy citrus if you look carefully.

T: Very well balanced malts that start just a touch sweet and finish just a touch dry. Nice solid malt flavors with a slightly nutty tone and just the slightest hint of peat. Finishes with a touch of sweet and lingers a bit dry. Complex and smooth.

M&D: Medium weight with light carbonation and a smooth disposition makes this a very enjoyable brew.

Thanks to Maria for picking this up for me during her travels.

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Photo of steelerguy
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Light translucent brown with mahogany tones, looks a lot like an amber. Small head that fades fast to a lacing on top.

S - Very "woody" aroma to me. Some toasted malt, but really does small like a stick to me.

T - Lots of toasted malt flavors with some caramel sweetness. Would like just a touch more hop bitterness to balance it out.

M - A little thin and definitely lacking in carbonation, was near flat.

D - Good session beer if you are looking to drink without really paying much attention to the flavor. Won't wow you or disgust you.

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Photo of blitz134
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Coke brown body, nicely clear. Off white quarter inch head on the pour, loosly held together. Reduced to meandering pockets of bubble on top with a ring around the glass.

Nice nutty aroma brought on with lightly toasted malts. Light biscuit aromas as well, followed by a hint of floral, grassy hops.

Taste is lightly toasted malts again, but lacks the nuttiness I like in a brown. Finish is a good biscuit malt which lingers for a fleeting moment. Quite crisp overall.

Medium to thin bodied with a good deal of crispness. Easy to put down. Quite refreshing. I can see why so many locals pick this up. Its a good transitional brew that can break the summer heat.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bellce0
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
2.97/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warriorsoul
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a full finger of off-white head...very little lacing.
Nutty aroma with a sweet caramel malt in the finish...very nice as it warms.
The taste is just what I'm looking for...low hops, not too sweet and a nice nutty profile.
A touch thin, but typical for the offering's style, so not really docking it there.
Could drain quite a few of these in an evening.
Above average from one of my favorite out of reach breweries.

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Photo of nem2006
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 oz bottle. The beer poured a clear brown with a reddish hue. There wasn't much carbonation and the head did not last long at all.

The nose is heavy on the malts with a caramel hint.

It is medium to full bodied with a heavy malt taste with a hint of caramel in the middle before a slight hop finish at the end.

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Photo of bsp77
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into pseudo-pint glass.

Appearance: Dark reddish-brown with decent head.

Smell: Caramel, chocolate and molasses. A little faint.

Taste: Strong semi-sweet malty core of chocolate and molasses. Nice core, but that's about all there is. Some light nutty and spicy notes on the finish, but the key word is light.

Feel: Medium body, fairly smooth with moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: Decent Brown Ale that could us a little more hops and/or nuttiness to combat the sweet malts.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of rhinonau
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Fast169
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of PatLarsen
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a small tan head that settles into a resilient film and leaves some lace. Aroma of wet dog, roasted malts, mud, rain water, wet grass, and soggy cereal. Flavor of toasted malts, nuts, root beer, lots of earth, and a lingering woodsy note. Light-medium bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a wet, earthy mouthfeel. Bad smell on a brown ale- this one is off.

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Photo of jmbraxton
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at a Sweetwater-sponsored charity event.

A - Dark brown with a reddish-orange tint; transparent but with a slight haze.

Aroma: plenty of toasted malt. Nutty with a hint of molasses.

Taste: a nice medium roasted malt. A very subtle spicy hop note. Sweet but appropriate for style. Nice malty aftertaste.

M - medium body; good carbonation; smooth

O - excellent for style

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Sweetwater Georgia Brown from SweetWater Brewing Company
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