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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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Red ale with a good off white foam. Aroma has nuts, bread, and biscuit malt aroma followed by a toasted bread and light chocolate flavor. Finish is slightly malt with a lingering aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike (325) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at Taco Mac. Clear dark copper. Large tan head. Aroma is subdued - only picking up a little malt, caramel. Taste is only slightly sweet - caramel and just a hint of bitter chocolate. Somewhat dry finish with subtle hops. Mouthfeel is moderate to light. Overall, fairly easy drinking beer, but nothing extraordinary.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1462) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2013
One of the better renditions of an American brown ale, Sweetwater balances a mild earthy nuttiness with enough hops and malt sweetness to keep things in balance, and interesting. Pours a pretty reddish copper with a nose of caramel malt and hazelnut. Equally at home with a charred burger or a cinnamon sugar muffin, this brew is sessionable, flavorful, and versatile.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1200) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
Draft at Brass Tap Trinity. Medium brown pour with a good sized head. Aroma and flavor are nicely hopped with some good roasted notes. Nice brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - APR 12, 2013
12 apr 2013, bottle. Light brown, clear. Nose is rich, fresh wort. Thin/med body and faintly fizzy. Sweet toasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Ale Yeah, Roswell. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of nutty notes, caramel malts and a bit of brown sugar. The taste is brown malts, caramel, brown sugar, herbal hops. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
brown color, aroma of roasted nuts, toast, same flavors, slight caramel and coffee notes, very watery, easy to drink

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1766) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle from Village Wine & Spirits in Athens, Good light coffee choco and coffee aroma, roasty and sweet. Medium brown, 1-cm light tan head. Sweet and smooth roast initial / mild, thin roast and coffee in mid / finishes mild and sweet. Thin-medium body. a bit of fizziness at the end. Well-made little session beer. Label says that it is "as smooth as a Bill Clinton apology."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Sam’s quik shop - pours amber with a tan head. Aroma is nutty malty. Taste is a touch bitter. Overall, pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Sam’s quick shop. Pours brown with a half inch of khaki foam. A bit of toffee on the tongue. Lots of nuttiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Nice example of style.


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