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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Amber brown body and beige head. Fruity, tangy malt quality. Sort of has an apple cinnamon thing going on. Touch of hops in the finish which is otherwise fruity/malty. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2118) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2004
pours out brown in color with a non existant head. tastes refreshing, without much hint of alcohol. this is better cold than warm. this would be a better beer for a summer day, not really what i associate brown ales to be like. this is no hazelnut brown, but its not bad. imo more of an amber than a brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2004
Poured a very nice copper brown with a thin white head. Excellent aroma, though a little hard to classify. Extremely agreable flavor, a little nut tone, a lot of malty, roasted matly tones. Goes down excellently, a great beer to just sit back and enjoy, not so over powering in flavor that all you can think about is the beer, but also perfectly flavorful for just a nice relaxing brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rajendra82 (970) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2004
The appearance was a bit too light for brown ale. It was mostly amber to light brown with a smallish head. There was also something a little off putting about the smell, but I can’t put my finger on it. The taste was thankfully much better than the smell. Malty, nutty and roasty with a hint of sourness. If the body was more substantial, I’d rank it even higher. I am tasting it side by side with Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale. The Samuel Smith’s beer is definitely much better. I drank another the next day at a different temperature by warming it under tap water. At near room temperature, the unpleasant notes in the smell disppeared and it became a much better session beer. Still not the best brown ale, but much more passable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with minimal head. Has flavor of caramel, roasted malts, and nuts. Not much flavor or complexity in this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjgdawg (13) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Great dark brown color, inviting color with a small head. Tastes of carmel, nuts, and a hint of malts and hops. More complex than I expected from my initial aroma test. Aftertaste is kind of malty and sweet. Good beer, great brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Not bad, not bad, Brown ale perfection is a difficult target and maybe someone will make it, it in the meantime this brew will do

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1084) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Attractive dark brown color... minimal head. Nutty aroma... light hop undertones. Taste is of caramel, lightly roasted malts, more nuttiness, touch of honey. Nice finish... subdued hops, crisp, slightly bitter. Overall, I really liked this... kinda like a kicked up newcastle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Pours an enticing clear copper shade, with a thin head and good lacing. Very sweet, delicious aroma. At first taste, the ale is quite sweet, with a good malty flavor and hardly any hint of bitterness. It was quite flavorful for the first few swallows, but the flavor seemed to diminish significantly as the glass emptied. Very good overall, and an excellent change of pace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2004
12oz. bottle. Pours a dark amber color. Head is thin and fades quickly. Aroma is malty with some sweet overtones. Slight nutty flavor. Like other Sweetwater brews it has a sweet flavor to it as well. Not much like other browns that I have had. Not too bad but not one I will drink regularly. It will pinch hit in the lineup on occasion.

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