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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Clear red brown color with minimal white lacing. There is a light candied malt aroma. Palate falls a little thin but overall a nice drinking brown. An award from 14 years ago might be a little out-dated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Draft. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Lightly roasted malty aroma with some caramel sweet malts. The flavor is generally mild, with sweet malts, chocolate, and light toasted malts. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4425) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2012
On draft at Seven Bridges. Pours a light brown with an off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, nuts, and light tobacco. Flavor is similar- sweet malt, light nuts, and a hint of molasses. Light to medium in body and ok overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Draught at the Hamilton Place location. Pours a burnt sienna brown with small khaki head. The aroma is toasty with a slight hint of caramel, even a touch of cocoa, a slight earthy note, slight dried cranberry, and a bit of toffee. The flavor is toast, a hint of charred wood, a hint of toffee. Not as sweet as the aroma would have me believe. There are some earthy notes and some odd fruity hoppiness that comes across kinda like strawberry. Ok session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monkeychugg55 (830) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Brown body of course, small head. Lightly roasted, chocolate aroma. The flavor is more caramel and nutty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1774) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2011
On draught at brewery (Charlotte location). It pours mahogany, with both a light head and suds lacing. The nose has some molasses, malt and tobacco notes. Flavors are interesting, of chocolate malt and light cloves. The finish is a slightly nut-bitter chocolate bark... clean and neat. The mouthfeel is light with a medium body and refreshing palate. Decently done.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Review from notes from my trip to Florida. #2 of the night. Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Deep amber. Just a touch of creamy head with average retention and some lacing. 2.5 S: Incredibly boring. Just a bit of breadiness and some caramel. Maybe some spicy hops. 2.5 T: More of the same. Boring with light caramel and a little breadiness. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant creaminess. Easily the best part of this one. 3.0 D: Too boring for me. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-01-2011 17:59:00

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Full amber hue, light head. Musky, husky malt aroma. Some rough, roasty notes in the nose mixed with flat hops. Bland body, flat, stale hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (581) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Light brown ale. Smell isn’t appealing but very smooth and good overall flavor. Give it to your girlfriend. She’ll love it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Copper brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet molasses and earthy roasted grain aroma and taste with a sticky palate.


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