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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off white head, aroma is sweet with malt and caramel, the flavor is what you would expect, caramel sweetness with a little bit of nuttiness too, easy drinking, not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. I like this brown ale. Well rounded with flavors I would expect from a beer of this type. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (103) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Deep brown color, very malt forward and smooth. Subtle toffee and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2255) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1785) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (512) - - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2370) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhp40219 (319) - 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.

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