Sweetwater Georgia Brown | SweetWater Brewing Company

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3.59/5
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773 Ratings
Sweetwater Georgia BrownSweetwater Georgia Brown
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:
#39,125
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
773
pDev:
13.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
164
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 773 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of PoppyRobison
4.36/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of George1005
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markc72
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Chucker17
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rfgetz
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.86/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GlennWB
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev +7%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcgill7
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +0.3%
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 +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelPstout
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of yaksurf
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stanknlankn
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sweetwater Georgia Brown from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 773 ratings