Big River Grille Sweet Magnolia American Brown Ale
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Draft. A deep amber beer with tan head. Roasted malt scent. Taste is same with nuts and a hint of molasses?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Poured at the Charottle Rock Bottom brewery. A dark brown beer. Very smooth. Slightly bitter and sweet tastes linger afterwards. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Draft: Poured a reddish brown with an off white head. The aroma is nutty and malt. Taste is a sweet malt and nut.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2009
@ Seven Bridges, Tinseltown. :Sniffer: Part of the "let’s cheat and grab a bunch of ratings by doing the $4, sample everything on tap" method...........i thought this was Seven Bridges. Well, no matter. Doesn’t change the fact that this brew is absolute crap. What the hell does a Magnolia tree have to do with this? Well, I wondered. Perhaps because the nose smells like the 2 week old dead flower off one of the trees? Probably. Nothing but brown sugar, molasses, and water. Some grain. But bleh...nasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Draft at Rock Bottom Charlotte. Pours a light brown color with a small off white head. Nose is sweet and lightly spicy with a nutty note and some caramel. Palate is tingly with a dry finish. Light nuts and caramel malt notes in the flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Light brown with a fluffy tan head. Spicy, flowery hop aroma with some roasted malts. Tastes of sweet roasted malts, chocolate and nuts. Great mild bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Red-brown with creamy tan head / Faint, caramel nose / Light to medium body, acidic, with very light finish / Weak flavors of caramel and toasted grain / Mediocre.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3 oz Sample at thebrewpub downtown Cattanooga. Nice dark amber pour with a creamy head. Nice bold flavor , for Big River, carmels hints of chocolate with a nice finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
On tap at the Seven Bridges brewpub. Pours clear mahogany with tan head. The mild aroma has some roast and a note of dark fruity esters. At first the taste is comprised of roasty notes, some mild burnt malts, a dash of dark fruity esters and a thin layer of caramel. It then moves toward additional roasty dryness into the finish. This brew has lots of flavor for a Brown Ale which come together nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2009
Tap @ brewpub. Seven Bridges, Jax, FL. Pours brown, thin beige head. Aroma is malty, light caramel, hops and some yeasty notes. Flavor, caramel malts, some nutty undertones and crystal malts. Finished lightly bitter and hoppy with some malts.

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