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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Brown with a good head on it. Sweet crisp aroma. Crisp, fresh, refreshing taste. Creamy, great body that fades perfectly. Sweet with good solid brown taste. Smooth. Great brown ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Atlanta. On tap at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Buckhead. Wow! What a great ale! One of the best American brown ales that I’ve ever had. It is quite complex, with sweetness and nuttiness. A wonderfully dark complexion makes you want to try this one; and, trust me, you won’t be disappointed in the least. A good, good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2008
This was at The Big River Grille in downtown Nashville wanted a stout but waiter suggested this and it was fantastic. An oatmeal flavor to it.

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).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1475) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 Disney Boardwalk. On Tap. Props to Big River for brewing a brown ale to write home about. Oft maligned as a boring style, a good brown is difficult to come by. This one is earthy with a lightly sweet mouth-filling malty character balanced with just a touch of hops at the finish. Bordering on a brown porter, this brown makes a fantastically flavorful session beer that goes well with standard bar sandwich fare. It is also appealling to the eye with a dark brown body capped with a rocky resilient tan head. Solid lacing leaves a poignant reminder of how good a brown ale can be. 07/02/2009 - Had this on tap at Rock Bottom in Charlotte. Still one of the better browns I’ve had. Residual earthy sweetness seemed stronger.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius (4058) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3046) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2004
-Aroma: Sweet, floral nose (hence the name) -Apperance: Nice deep tawny color -Flavor: Very sweet with a mellow finsih -Palate: Sits very softly/smooth -Overall: I really though Big River did a good job with this one. I know a lot of people don’t like they’re brown ales messed with (keep them simply and keep them good), but they tweeked this one just right where it’s different but still a good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (585) - 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.

3.7
   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.


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