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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%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
(On tap) Nashville. Very pretty, clear, reddish brown with a creamy, off-white head leaving some laces. Caramelish, roasted nose. Medium body, sweetish with notes of caramel and nuts. Lightly hoppy finish. 290306

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (21199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at the source, with injured typing finger. Clear deep amber color. Decent nutty aroma. Taste is watery brownies.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21106) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Tap at the brewpub... Copper brown... Thin tan head... Soft sweet toffee malt nose.. Sift sweet malts soft fruits... Nice soft and malty

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Tap at Seven Bridges during RBWG 2013. Pours. Lear brown with a fine, creamy head. Pretty simple stuff, but a bit sweeter than most brown ales, which I actually like. Light dirt bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish, toasty bread. Fine.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
Draught, Seven Bridges
Dull light brown. Hints of caramel. A sweet, simplistic example. Didn’t give it much thought.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13344) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Draft at Ragtime Tavern. Brown amber color with a medium tan head that last the majority of brew. Sweet complex hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Flavor was complex with sweet malt and chocolate and had a medium finsh. Another solid drinkable brew.
Earlier Rating: 9/9/2005 Total Score: 3
Draft sampler at BRB. Dark brown hue with a moderate off-white head that diminished slowly. Moderate sweet hop aroma. Medium body. Well balanced sweet malt flavor with a moderate finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/29/2005 Total Score: 3.4
Draft. Most interesting brew that was part of a six part sampler. Brown amber color with a medium tan head that last majority of brew. Sweet complex hop aroma. Flavor was complex with sweet malt and chocolate and had a medium finsh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Crystal clear copper body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, berry, peach, light nut. Taste is moderately sweet, brown sugar, caramel, some chocolate, roast/nutty, earthy/herbal. Light-medium body.
Earlier Rating: 6/6/2004 Total Score: 3.7
Clear brown body. Aroma is sweet, malty, nutty, caramel, floral. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, floral, nutty. Finish has some chocolate as well. Light-medium body, fairly refreshing. Tastes come together quite nicely.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2006
(Draught) Pours a brown body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of cola, nuts, toasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, nuts, and mild hops.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Big River Disney World-Sweet Magnolia Brown Ale(Gordon Biersch)-on tap-pours a light tan head that laces. Color is deep amber/brown. Aroma is malt. Taste is deep malt, roasty, sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Tap. Brown sugar and toffee aromas mix with caramel malt and milk chocolate notes. Pours mahagoney with a tan head and spotty lacing. Hoppy and caramel malt flavor with chocolate notes. Creamy and medium bodied palate.


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