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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 Ė 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Thanks to skaughty for the trade. This beer pours a clear dark copper color with a medium thin off-white head. Very thin lacing. Aroma of mild malt, roasted nuts and caramel. Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Roasty grain character with malt, caramel and nut flavors. The finish is mildly sweet with just enough hops to make it nicely drinkable from start to finish. Overall this is a pretty good Brown. It isnít big in the flavor department but it is very easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2004
This is a nutty, honey malt-tasting ale. It tastes robust and a bit heavy, so be sure thatís what youíre going for when you get it. Itís a brown ale, of course, and thatís not my favourite style. Itís also not really one of the better ones of the style Iíve had. Decent, but lackluster.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2004
I thought this was a nice beer, especially since it was the first I had on my birthday. Itís a good one to have--not too bad, but not overly special. You still have beers to look forward to when youíve had this one. Let it warm a bit, before drinking it, else youíll miss the subtleties of this ale. When cold, it seems watery and somewhat boring. Closer to room temp, though, itís pretty darn good--nutty with caramel and a fuller feel on the tongue. However, it still is not as thick as it could be. But, really, though, itís not a bad beer. Worth a try. Oh yeah, and itís not as sweet as you might would hope or expect.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2004
It is sweet.
It is from Georgia.
It is brown.
I canít see the merit in this watery, roasted nut brew. Light in body, with a watery finish. Head goes "poof", as does the flavor. Iím kinda dissapointed that I included this in a couple of recent trades. Sorry!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Clear, light brown color, big, very active head that fizzles down instantly. Aroma, big, fat, buttery, nuttiness, large sweetness, butterscotch aplenty. Explosive flavor, bright and far-flying, super-sweet, dark fruits, and all that noted in the nose. Light to medium bodied, a bit too thin for me. Big, bristling carbonation, very lively brew, this one. Not the kind of thing Iíd turn to too often, but not bad, not bad at all.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Very light filtered brown color with virtually zero head. Nice roasted malt aroma and a light caramel and sweet, nutty taste. Sour bitterness. The mouth is a bit lively.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gachupines (1062) - USA - AUG 10, 2004
Light brown appearance with a fairly thin head. Taste is somewhat sweet, but not too much complexity at all. Not too bad, but a little thin for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2004
On tap at Hartsfield airport. You can call this a brown, but for my money it is a Vienna-style Marzen. Reddish brown in color, clear. Strong chocolate flavor, medium body, tan head. A very good ale, but might be just on the too sweet side.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Nice dark copper color with a barely noticible malty aroma. The flavor was malty brownness with a fizzy mouthfeel with more malty brownness lingering in the aftertaste. Nothing really special at all. Have no idea why it won medals at the GABF. maybe it was in the Most Boring category.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Pours a white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lace. Light carbonation. Clear copper color, smooth, good mix of hops and malts. Not a heavy beer, could be a good summer drink. Gold medal winner at the 2001 Great American Beer Festival for English style brown. No ABV in sight.


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