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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Deep amber in color with a thin white head. Admirable lacing. Aroma is nice and malty with a hint of nut. Flavor is sweet malt with a definite hop presence ... very English in character. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Thanx to Beeryum, Poured clear brown with a nice tight head, did not last. Sweet aroma , malts perhaps.? The taste was smooth, I tasted honey like the said, and some nice caramel and a very little hop under tone. This is rather good. I reccomend this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - MAR 4, 2005
Mellow Mushroom - Atlanta, GA Draft Delicious nutty brown nicely hopped with well balanced caramel sweet aftertaste. Deep brown, clear, no head. Watery muthfeel. Newcastle with hops.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gareth (5) - USA - FEB 6, 2005 does not count
I had decided to pick up this beer because the Sweet Water Festive ale hasnít arrived yet down in Savannah(damn you Atlanta, send it elsewhere). This beer however is great in taste. I definitely am fond of the nutty flavor to this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Pours a deep brown color with a nice light tan head. Flavor is malty and has hints of chocolate. Not too bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
On tap: Pours a dark copper color. Very dark, chocolate and roasted tasting beer. Starts and finishes very smoothly. A very well blended and great tasting beer. I was very impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rynoSx (29) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2004
It was a nice sweet beer. It went down smooth and tasted great. Sometimes it helps if you have had a few beers to begin with. I would recommend this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Thanks to Skaughty for this one! Deep copper color, all the way to the light end of the range for a Brown Ale. Quickly fading head gives way to a slightly sour light malt aroma. Sweet, very little bitterness, but a little thin in the mouthfeel. Drinkable, but this brewery can do better than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9824) - 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.

   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.

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