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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2205) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a small white head. The aroma has cocoa, nuts, caramel, very malty. The taste is lightly roasty, chocolate, caramel, nuts, sweet long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1638) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey. Pours a dark ruby brown color with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, and light hops. Tasting notes of floral hops, caramel, and light malt. Medium-light body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - JAN 26, 2014
I really enjoy this beer, pours a dark brown with a faint khaki colored head that does not fade. It smells of loads of malts as well as some chocolate, the beer taste of a lot of sweet malts and a bit of chocolate, at the end there is a bit of hops to balance out the sweetness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (505) - - JAN 20, 2014
bottle; medium brown color; roasted malt and coffee aroma; coffee and roasted malt flavor; a good amount of bitterness for a brown ale

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours light brown. Good nutty aroma buy not as present in taste. Solid brown but have had better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2317) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pours a dull brown with a half finger of tan foam that settles quickly. The nose smells of spent grain, cardboard and sweet brown bread. The palate follows the nose but is a bit more focused and pleasant then the nose... Oats, peanut shells, caramel and a hint of bitterness on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhp40219 (316) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a large, creamy light tan head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aroma of caramel, malts, nuts, hint of chocolate and toffee. Taste is malt up front, slightly nutty, caramel, and toasted white bread. A bit dry but crisp. Short finish of malts and toast. Medium bodied, slick texture bordering on thin, average carbonation. A well rounded brown ale. Nothing absolutely amazing or ground breaking, but very nice nonetheless. Enjoyable and certainly an easy drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nasmith003 (94) - Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Light malt aroma with a warm brown color. Crisp hop bite with a clean finish. Solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1100) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle at Marriott in Atlanta. Medium nut brown in color with a thin tan head. Pint glass. Aroma mostly nutty, malty and toffee. Taste was ok with nuts, slight roasted notes, malts and toffee. Medium body. Light carb. Little oily. Nutty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4162) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Tap @ the Sweetwater pub in the Atlanta Airport... Poured hazy, dense, brown with a thick off-white head. Nice retention. Pretty standard for style, which isn’t a bad thing. Toasted malts, cocoa powder, mild coffee and roasted nuts. Some malt sweetness but the other flavors described kept this brown ale from being mundane.


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