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Big River Grille Sweet Magnolia American Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.18%
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Brown in color with a medium body, Sweet Magnolia has a floral hop aroma created by Mt. Hood hops. A sweet, malty flavor is rendered by Crystal and Chocolate malts from the United Kingdom. Sweet Magnolia Brown won a gold medal in the 1998 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Nice mahagony brown body is topped by a nice, reserved head. The aroma is slightly vinuous with an interesting smokiness that I wasn't expecting. The hopping is very reserved, but still manages to be a surprisingly complex brown.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Easily tops their other beers (except for the House IPA) in character and flavor. Very true to style with a pleasing sweetness that's not overpowering. Reminds me of Sweet Georgia Brown from Sweetwater Brewing (although not quite as good).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Sampled at the brewpub at Walt Disney World's Boardwalk. Red-brown in color. Aroma is strong of coffee and chocolate malt. Rather watery mouthfeel is disappointing. Hop flavor is not in balance with the malt. OK, I guess.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Part of a sampler: Pours a dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma is light malt with a nutty aspect. Medium-bodied with malt, brown sugar and hops flavors. Finish is equal parts malt and chocolate. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2003
A decent brown ale. A little light on the body but it has a nice nutty flavor with a hint of some sourness. Big River is probably the best microbrewery in this beer wasteland of TN.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Light citrusy aroma and flavor with a decent malt background. Finishes with a touch of fruitiness followed by a lingering dry bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rcibera (5) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
Very drinkable. Sweet, but not too sweet. Good, strong taste that doesn't hang around too long.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius (4171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Sweet, nutty and dominated by chocolate malt and molasses. Velvety palate with a medium finish. Slightly hazy chestnut brown Medium bittering. Complex and sweet. Nice fizz. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1850) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
A solid brew. Some maltiness in the aroma and flavor. Medium bodied. Not too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Exceptionally drinkable, nice dark brown color, soft lacy head, a little hint of maltiness in the aroma, very sweet malty flavors, a little heavy on the malt as far as the balance went, some hints of roasted flavors as well, medium in body, pretty decent brown ale


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