Sweetwater Georgia Brown | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Georgia BrownSweetwater Georgia Brown

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: thin head on a murky mahagony brown body.

S: toasted malt with nice hazelnut, milk chocolate and burnt toast notes.

T: opens with a mildly toasted malt finishing with earthy and nutty notes.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Nice degree of sweetness. Nice aroma with the taste less complex.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Sweetwater Tap room in the ATL airport.

Pours a very deep brown that turns a slightly translucent brown the more you drink. Half inch head that disappears.

The smell is surprisingly sweet for a Nut Brown. I get nutty smells (cashews mostly) behind the initial sweetness.

The taste just falls in line with the smell. The dry nutty flavors are hidden by the slick and sweet malt. I actually really like the flavors, although its not overly complex. Its a simple, easy to drink, slightly sweet Nut Brown.

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Photo of rangerred
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery.

Poured a clear medium brown with a one finger light tan head.

Nose of roasted malt with some milk chocolate and coffee. Quite nice.

Plenty of roast in the flavor with coffee and chocolate being predominant. There is a little bit of caramel in there as well. A light bitterness towards the finish but not much in the way of hop flavor.

Overall, this is a pretty solid brown ale. Not spectacular by any means but a decent representation of the style.

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

The brown beer pours out into an Imperial Pint glass with a very thin head that leaves little lacing.

The aromas include some toasted malt with milk chocolate and a bit of hazelnut showing.

The flavors include the tasted/roasted malt with some nut flavor in the background. The sweetness is noticeable but not dominant. There's also just a bit hop showing and the beer finishes relatively dry but without much bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with the moderated carbonation.

I thought this was a reasonably good English Brown that I'd be willing to have again, but not something I'd go out of my way to find.

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4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Victory tulip

A- pours a dark shade of brown (not black) with a one finger tan head. Looks nice

S- nice chocolate aroma coming through. Smells great!

T- really, really nice chocolate flavors coming through with a slight hint of coffee in the finish as well. Real nice

M- medium bodied, not bad at all

O- fantastic brown ale, one of my favorites. Criminally underrated

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

Enjoyed this one while building a Browning M2 machine gun and tripod! :D Served from bottle into a shaker. Poured dark brown with a one finger khaki colored head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, dark chocolate, nutty, and cream. The flavor was of roasted malt, dark chocolate, cream, and nutty. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I was really quite pleasantly surprised to find the nice roastiness mixed with the dark chocolate in this one. I really did not expect it to be there. The aroma was pretty much the same story with a nice well balanced profile going on. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance or are lucky enough to receive this one as an extra during a trade.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got a bottle of Sweetwater's Georgia Brown Ale that my brother brought back from his trip down south. I'm starting to like this brewery so I am always down to try different beers from them, so lets see how this English Brown Ale goes. Best buy date of June 30th 2012. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label is similar to all the other beers I have had from them, but I still think it looks good. It poured a nice murky brown color that took on a nice bright copper color when held to the light and it had a fingers worth of slightly off white head that died down to a very thin ring that eventually faded to nothing and left no lacing. The color of this beer was really nice but the head and lacing were disappointing so I think the appearance is right around average.

S- The aroma starts off with lots of pretty sweet medium toasted malts that impart some sweet bread, caramel and some lighter toasted aromas that actually smell similar to toasted bread. After that I get a light nutty aroma that is similar to hazelnut followed by a light amount of grassy hops. The aroma was nice, there was nothing out of place with it, I would say it was a little above average.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with some medium toasted malts that have lighter amount of medium sweetness and impart some grainy, lightly roasted, and light caramel flavors that are sweet, but not overly sweet. Next comes a light nutty flavor that is still similar to hazelnuts, there was also some doughy yeast and a slight amount of earthy hops that imparted a light amount of bitterness with a malty and slightly sweet aftertaste. The flavors are OK, but I would like some more complex malty flavors and a some more nutty flavors, it tastes a little watered down.

M- Pretty smooth, a little creamy, slightly dry, light bodied, with a nice amount of medium carbonation. Everything except the body was good for the style but the body was to thin and it felt watery.

Overall I thought that this was a mediocre beer and a pretty average English Brown Ale. There were no off flavors, but it didn't have enough of those great English Brown Ale flavors. This beer had ok drinkability. it went down pretty smooth and it wasn't filling, but the flavor couldn't hold my attention so one is all I would want. What I liked most about this beer was the aroma and the slight hazelnut aspect to this beer, they were the highlight of this beer. What I liked least about this beer the light body and the lack of head and lacing, they were both out of wack and need some work to make this beer compete with some of the better English Brown Ales. I am glad I tried it, but I don't think I would get this beer, it wasn't a memorable English Brown Ale, and I don't really recommend trying this beer, it isn't hard to find some better English Brown Ale. I wasn't too impressed with this beer, it just felt too watery, and the flavors were a little bland and didn't stick out like they should. I am starting to like this Georgia brewery, but this beer failed to impress me, better luck next time guys, I know you can do better.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler fill at GBX poured into a snifter. Nice solid deep brown with a decent 1 finger off white head. Adequate lacing and retention. Smell is nice roasted malts and some hints of nuts and a touch of carmel to add to the aroma. Taste follows the nose and mixes malts and hops quite well. A fairly complex EBA IMO. Sits well on the tongue with a good bit of carbonation and a medium feel which is nice a creamy. Overall- It's a nice example of the style and has a very balanced taste with some sweet and some bitter. A soild effort by Sweetwater and I would hit another one of these. It's pretty sessionable and refreshing-

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Sweetwater Georgia Brown from SweetWater Brewing Company
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