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 MichaelPstout
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a Brown ale that has a smooth finish.

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Photo of Dper
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of yaksurf
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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 TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Sweet Alaska Pink! See, it just doesn't work the same, does it? Anyway, this stuff pours a deep ruby-sienna topped by a finger or so of tan foam. The nose comprises mild maple syrup, light pumpernickel, a twinge of black tea, and the faintest possible hint of cola. The taste brings in more of the same, sweetening the syrup and enhancing the cola, while also adding a bit of orange zest for the sake of it. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a bit of a slick feel. Overall, a niec little brown ale, one that thankfully doesn't overdo it on the hops (so many breweries are doing that nowadays), but one that clearly has the sweetness in its name down pat.

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Photo of Bsanderson323
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stanknlankn
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trapperryan
4.54/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Good brow ale

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Photo of MJ64
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yikes best enjoyed before 1/04/16! Ow well into a pint glass!

A - Great 1/2 inch of mocha tinted head that takes a minute to dissipate. Color is hazy brown with good ruby highlights throughout.
S - Brown malt, hops, touch of sweetness and nothing offensive its good so far
T - Quite good a mix of brown malt and hops that leaves a smooth sweet taste in the mouth. Nothing extreme like chocolate or brown sugar taste just a real simple easy going brown.
M - Smooth easy to pull back light to medium body at best.

Overall not as good as their DIPA's but still a good brew I am grateful to finally see more of their brews today!

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Photo of schoolboy
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Moving along in my Sweetwater tasting, I come to this nice brown. I am a sucker for a well made brown, and this one seems to be very good, and the best of the lot so far.

It is brown and has nice little bubbles. The aroma is slightly funky, perhaps from being unpasteurized (?) and that works in it's favor, giving it a very subtle yeasty taste. Otherwise, the taste is nice and malty and bitter. It has a crisp mouthfeel and a slightly dark, bitter aftertaste.

This is a decent example of the style and somewhat unique, but not really recommended. It is better than the others in the sampler 12 pack (so far). Bottle was marked best by 3-15-2016 (a month and a half from now).

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Lynn
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CalebM
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Dark bown w/ nice head.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, nuts (in that order).

Taste: All of the nose, with the chocolate and the nut remaining pretty present. Sweet matched with some pretty forward hops-bitterness.

Feel: Light, slick.

Overall: Above par, worth tasting if you don't want the overly sweet stuff but like the nutty, chocolatey goodness of a brown ale.

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Photo of carnage11
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zanico
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bearshawks85
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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