lstorie3 (17) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium copper/reddish color. lots of bubbles racing to the top. Modeate head. OK retention, nothing special. Vanilla creme color head. 1st pass, strong maltiness jumping out the glass to meet the nose. Slightly reminiscent of plums. 2nd pass, growing slightly sour and skunky. Losing ground here. 3rd pass, smells of vomitus. This is not at all pleasant. Mouthfeel, thin and highly carbonated. Not nearly as meaty as it looks or as I would have hoped for. Taste, lots of sweet malt, definite hints of honey but overall very laid back honey presence. Medium hop finish - perfect balance to the malt. Overall, very pretty beer with a very bad smell that detracts from the overall experience. Maybe I got a bad bottle but I don't think I would buy this again.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light copper brown color, mild nutty taste. Needs a little more to it, very mild and somewhat thin.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown color. Medium head. Aroma is nutty, malty and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are slightly grapefruity. A nice sweet and mild brown ale. Smooth taste. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Starts off with moderate fizzyness and carbonation at the front. Settled to a medium thick sweet nutty malt with a dry finish.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very smooth beer. Hope to see this in the store for future enjoyment. Dark, rich, and delightful.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel body with medium head. Light malt aroma and flavor with hint of nuttiness. Body seemed a little thin but it is easy to drink.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had from bottle on February 27th, 2003
Many thanks to <a href="http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?Us for a great trade so I could have some of this sweet nectar. While I've never been a huge fan of nutty beers, this Sweet Georgia Brown is a fine exception to the rule.
The Georgia Brown pours a beatiful brown color (did you expect something different) with light carbonation and a very slight head. The aroma is of hops and a faint sweetness. Like I said above, I've never been a fan of beers with a nutty flavoring, but this beer has a malty, nutty, and sweet flavoring that jumps on the tongue with an amazing crispness. Perhaps the reason I liked it is because the nuttiness was so muted, but nonetheless, this is a fine beer with a great flavor. Finishes smoothly and makes for a great all-around beer. Kudos to the Sweetwater Brewing Co.
Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown with mound of a head. Light and airy caramel nose. Hearty hazelnut, caramel taste. Hint of a bitter ending. Quite good.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hotel Bar, NW Atlanta. A bit hoppy, yes, which makes it a cut above. Suffered when warm, got reeal sweet adjuncty and fell apart like some of the midwestern browns of mid quality. Still, I liked it because it wasn’t overly nutty or anything.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost better in the bottle. I loved the color and finish of the beer - relatively hoppy like most of the Sweetwater line. It went fast when we were eating our pizza and wings. I’ll have to get some more soon.
After trying it again, I realize that I forgot to mention how wonderful the malt flavor was - almost like a candied caramel apple. A great beer and one with enough character but not too much bitter that I’d reccomend it to non-afficianados.