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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 Ė 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 14/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2006
On draft at the Atlanta airport TGIFridays, this had deep coffee-brown color and malty sweet aroma like brown sugar and nuts. Taste also malty and nutty with toffee flavor and a light palate, not too sweet, with understated hops in the background tempering the sweetness. I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Dirt drown pour on a dark table but held up to the light it is a deep deep amber. An aroma of caramel and nuts. A nice flavor of caramel malt and nuts with a hint of bitter at the end. Just an odd flavor/aroma when you first pull the glass away. I had this beer at about 55* it had a smooth mouthfeel and light carbonation on the palate. Except for the little off tinge at the sip a damn fine beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2006
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Itís brown alright and when held up to a sunlit window I could detect some reddish notes. The head was tan and thin (1/4 inch) and diminished quickly. No lacing was left on the glass. The aroma was very malty with hints of brown sugar and molasses. The taste is a bit when compared to the aroma. Oh, the taste has the malts, but I was expecting a really sickly sweet brew. Iím happy to report that was not the case. Turns out to be somewhat refreshing and surprisingly light on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Poured a clear amber brown color with a nice initial head that sustained itself quite well. Lacing was decent, also. The aroma was of nuts and not much else. The flavor was dark malts, some caramel, and some nuts. Mouthfeel was light and thin for the style and this was lacking complexity. But, it was decent at the same time. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WarFockewulf (21) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2006
A great Brown Ale. Nice color with that malty smoothness and just the right hint of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Pours to a bright copper color with a hint of red, medium white head, and minimal lacing. Okay aroma of malty nuts and honey. Flavor somewhat on the toffee side, and this beer ahd a little bit of a bitter finish. Not bad for a brown ale, which Iím not a real fan of.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4831) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2006
12 oz bottle obtained via in-person trade from Wunderbier, cellar temperature in a Michelob glass. A massive, smooth light tan head recedes slowly but surely over a medium clear maple body.....faint dry oregano, pecans and almonds in the light but reasonably pleasant aroma.....body is nicely smooth but given some depth by fragrant and lightly bitter nutty-coily character, with notes of vanilla and caramel and faint dry grasses towards the rather bitter, lightly metallic finish....pleasant, easy-drinking, without a lot of true depth and little hop character, this is a nice sweet malty little number that youíll forget until you see it again, and youíll say, "ahh that was a good íun" and order it anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
"Ho hum poured a light amber color with okay head and okay lacing. Aroma was nutty slight caramel. Flavor was of caramel and malts, didnít get the nutty flavor i was expecting. Mouthfeel was a little thin, not bad but not great. "

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2006
Thanks to kp for this one. Poured amber with a off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, nuts, dirt, and a slight roast. Flavor is dirt, sweet malt, and some fruit. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown within a minimal head. A lighter brown ale and Iím not complaining as this style is typically not of of my favorites. Hints of malt and apricots without much hops. A nice brown ale for me, but probably not for the lovers of this style.

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