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Definitely one of the finer American Brown Ales. A deep copper colored, mild brown ale. SGB is accentuated by a slight nuttiness from its malt character. Designed to be a session beer it has a real smooth finish with a very subtle hop character.

Medal: Gold medal winner at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival – English Style Brown Ales.

Malt: 2 Row, Black, Victory, 30-37 Carastan, 70-80 Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Columbus, Willamette


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doofgoblin (356) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Sort of middle of the road... in terms of flavor and and aroma. It’s certainly easy drinking with flavors of roasted malts and faint chocolate. Aroma is faint with notes of toasted malts. The hop burp is very chocolate. Finish is smooth but a little watery. Fair.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (12197) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Keg at Thirsty Monk - Ashevill, NC during RBWG 2014. Pours clear, golden-brown with a creamy topping. Basic brown ale, with simple brown bread sweetness, low bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with further bready malts, faint caramel. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2605) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Draft at ATL terminal A. Pours clear ruby brown with a fizzy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes nutty, like roasted malt, light chocolate, light earth. Light body and low carbonation. Smells nutty, malty, toasted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3778) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear brown with an average off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is malt, nuts, caramel, and a touch of chocolate. Pretty good. Thanks to my Winter Secret Santa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (285) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Sweetwater succeeds again with one of the better brown ales I've ever had, currently enjoying this on tap at their draft house in the ATL airport. Was served pleasantly exceedingly fresh, smells strong of chocolate and caramel malts with some fuggle hop earthiness. Appetizing copper-brown appearance with white head. Very smooth and drinkable, features subtle hops and cocoa/caramel maltiness, and finishes clean and refreshing. Pleasant chocolatey aftertaste, highly recommended! I will be buying this again!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kyle77 (21) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2014
From site: Definitely one of the finer American Brown Ales. A deep copper colored, mild brown ale. SGB is accentuated by a slight nuttiness from its malt character. Designed to be a session beer it has a real smooth finish with a very subtle hop character. Medal: Gold medal winner at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival – English Style Brown Ales. Malt: 2 Row, Black, Victory, 30-37 Carastan, 70-80 Crystal, Chocolate Hops: Columbus, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2507) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft at the Brewpub. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Mild nutty aromas. Nice lightly toasted malt notes with pleasant nutty/earthy hints. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4166) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Fresh split wood nose,moderate strength, but singulalry woody. Clear ruby brown, medium tan head.Wood, sweet malt, maple syrup, mulberry..Medium body, somewhat fizzy. Southern English brown, sweet malt, low hop presence.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (363) - Americus, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Tap at Sweetwater Brewery. Pours brown with white head. Aroma of caramel and sweet cherries. Taste of malt, caramel and sweetness. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a fear brown with a beige head of foam. Roasty sweet aroma and taste. Light body. Low to medium carbonation.


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