Sweet George's Brown | Dillon Dam Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dillon Dam Brewery
Colorado, United States
dambrewery.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewQ on 06-28-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Beaver13
2.4/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a small frothy head that quickly goes to a smoky wisp.

The aroma is nutty toffee and a little chocolate.

The flavor is a big sugary sweetness up front with nuts and toffee leading to a slightly bitter finish. It has some unpleasant medicinal notes. It's kind of scotch ale like. The mouthfeel is thin and watery and light on carbonation.

Overall, I didn't care for this at all. It was way too sweet and watery. I'd take an Odell's 90 Shilling over this any day.

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Photo of Rymish
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of gbontrag
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

crayola brown, and clear and shiny. The little froth raises its hand then forgets what it was going to say.
Tastes like a thin porter. It's very crisp, and dominated by dark malt. Crispy aftertaste. Nothing going on for mouth feel, or mouth appeal. There's a little malt jello, but 'eh'. I found it boring and lacking any malt depth. Smelled nutty, and chocolatey.

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Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours basic brown with no head. Thanks JMBSH.A malty with a little licorice aroma. Medium mouthfeel.Roasted malty caramel, a little chocolate malt. Decent carbonation and drinkability,decent brown, but nothing exceptional. Light bitterness, a tad of sourness.

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Photo of Huffaroma
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of UncleAddie
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of OgreSanchez
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of brewQ
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep brown colored ale that lets just a bit of light pass through it. A thin but persistent head clings to the glass.

The aroma is sweetness and nutty. The flavor delivers the smells with a hint of hops cutting through the thickness.
Some chocolate taste comes thrugh in the malt.

I like this as a brown ale- not overly syrupy, drinkable.

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Photo of RevDru
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Rich chocolate brown, just a touch lighter than a root beer. Thin head with medium carbonation.

S - Strong alcohol phenols, with bitter chocolate notes.

T - Bittersweet chocolate and a hint of coffee and orange.

M - Just a little thin, but not completely watery. Could use a little more body.

D - Goes down easy. The nose is a little rough compared with the flavor, but not too distracting.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not a big fan of browns, but this one is a great rendition of one. Not too bitter, goes really well with pub food, and is one of their biggest sellers. If I liked this style more I'm sure I would get this more often.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Mikexw
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glennywood
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of snarygare
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of funkel81
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poppyjohn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Eddiehop
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kerspamer
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Rich chocolate brownish-red, medium head that dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

Smell - Strong alcohol smell, some hop smell, small chocolatey flavors. Weak in magnitude.

Taste - Slight chocolate/coffee tones, strong alcohol and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Thin, not where I like my brown ales. High carbonation distracts from the flavor.

Drinkability - Pretty good, once you get past the smell the drinkability improves, but not perfect. The large amount of carbonation keeps annoying me as I drink it, but it gets easier as the drink sits for a bit. Not horrible, but I won't go looking for it again.

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Photo of briman
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into standard pint glass.

Pours a dark copper color. Good clarity. Thin off-white head, with not much retentino. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is malty, with lightly roasted malts, caramel, nuts, & toffee. A faint hop note sneaks through, but the malt dominates.

Flavor is malty, and slightly sweet with caramel, nuts & toffee flavors coming out. Toffee flavor stays with you into the finish, with just a touch of hops coming through to balance things out. Only a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Light-to-medium body, fairly low carbonation. Balance is good. It's right on the edge of being thin...a little more body would go a long way. Smooth, and easy drinking example of an English Brown. Could definately be a session beer.

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Photo of DrJay
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of northyorksammy. Thanks!
Mostly clear, medium brown in colour with a thin skim and collar of tan bubbles that lingered. A little bit of sticky lacing. Nice malty aroma, light roast, bready, a bit nutty, caramel. Good flavour too, bitterness stayed just beneath caramel maltiness, notes of roast and toffee, mild minty hop character in the finish. Decent texture, light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, it's a solid brown ale with some tasty malts.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried 6 Feb 2009 at the pub.

Clear reddish brown color. Small light brown head. Well carbonated. Aroma is caramel and malt. Starts sweet and toffeeish, slightly nutty. Finish and aftertaste are moderately bittersweet. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Light alcohol.

Tasty, the best of the five I tried that afternoon.

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Sweet George's Brown from Dillon Dam Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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