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Big River Grille Sweet Magnolia American Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 155   ABV: 5.18%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monkeychugg55 (1019) - 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 (2154) - 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 (1867) - 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 (3780) - 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 (1015) - Clifton, Ohio, 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 (5533) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, 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?

3.1
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4385) - 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.

1.2
   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


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