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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2121) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Decent brown ale part of a sampler pack. Deep brown color with a slight ruby hue. Sufficient dark tan head with good lacing left around the glass. Nice full of sweet malts, caramel, chocolate and light hops. More of the hops show through in the flavors, but the chocolate and sweet maltiness dominate. More caramel, chocolate, bread and yeasty notes show in the flavors as well.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2015
From bottle it is a clear dark amber color with a tan head. The Aroma is of nutty and it has a thin ale flavor that had a sweet fruity finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts. Flavors of dank earthy fruit. Crisp finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3126) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Served in a pint glass at a Sweetwater-sponsored charity event.(from notes). A - Dark brown with a reddish-orange tint; transparent but with a slight haze. Aroma: plenty of toasted malt. Nutty with a hint of molasses. Taste: a nice medium roasted malt. A very subtle spicy hop note. Sweet but appropriate for style. Nice malty aftertaste. M - medium body; good carbonation; smooth O - excellent for style

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Nutty aroma clear brown pour tan head. Nutty light toast muffin flavor. Nice tight bubbles. Enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bcoble003 (271) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Almost a nutty taste with coffee as the finisher. This brew is alright. This is just a filler now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Knilas (25) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Nice light brown color, but not much else stands out for me. Just your average pour, imo.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joecon (23) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Very smooth! Light for a brown. A hint of hippiness from the first sip or two. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8703) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2015
2oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Mostly clear amber brown color. Good thin off-white head. Nutty nose, touch of dark fruit, a little vanilla. Toasty in the flavor. Medium body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Very light dry finish. Some chocolate. Light to moderate sweet taste, light bitter, satisfyingly dry finish. A pretty solid english-style brown.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1732) - Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Tap - big khaki color foam head, very dark Amber/brown color, big bready malty aroma and flavor with some mild nuts, mild hop balance, very good overall


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