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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2003
A very smooth beer. Hope to see this in the store for future enjoyment. Dark, rich, and delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
Caramel body with medium head. Light malt aroma and flavor with hint of nuttiness. Body seemed a little thin but it is easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Had from bottle on February 27th, 2003
Many thanks to <a href="http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?Us for a great trade so I could have some of this sweet nectar. While I've never been a huge fan of nutty beers, this Sweet Georgia Brown is a fine exception to the rule.

The Georgia Brown pours a beatiful brown color (did you expect something different) with light carbonation and a very slight head. The aroma is of hops and a faint sweetness. Like I said above, I've never been a fan of beers with a nutty flavoring, but this beer has a malty, nutty, and sweet flavoring that jumps on the tongue with an amazing crispness. Perhaps the reason I liked it is because the nuttiness was so muted, but nonetheless, this is a fine beer with a great flavor. Finishes smoothly and makes for a great all-around beer. Kudos to the Sweetwater Brewing Co.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Light brown with mound of a head. Light and airy caramel nose. Hearty hazelnut, caramel taste. Hint of a bitter ending. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Hotel Bar, NW Atlanta. A bit hoppy, yes, which makes it a cut above. Suffered when warm, got reeal sweet adjuncty and fell apart like some of the midwestern browns of mid quality. Still, I liked it because it wasn’t overly nutty or anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2002
Almost better in the bottle. I loved the color and finish of the beer - relatively hoppy like most of the Sweetwater line. It went fast when we were eating our pizza and wings. I’ll have to get some more soon. After trying it again, I realize that I forgot to mention how wonderful the malt flavor was - almost like a candied caramel apple. A great beer and one with enough character but not too much bitter that I’d reccomend it to non-afficianados.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Deep clear copper in color, the head is minimal, light biege, the lace is adequate. Nose is malt and lightly sweet, untones of caramel also noticed. Front is sweet, the top light, the finish is quite acidic, slightly dry, a light hop presence, drinkable. Ranks #855 on my current 1000 beer master list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5556) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2007 Rerate Atlanta, Ga. - Mac’s Beer and Wines - 12 oz bottle. Excellent chocolate and nutty flavors. Some toffee in the finish. One of the few beers I have raised my rating on a re-rate. Original 3.3 Thin pour, but strong amber color makes up for it. Slight nutty flavor with a hint of caramel. No bad aftertaste - leaves a sweet taste in your mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Nice brew! A colleague suggested it to me. Great guy! Good taste, nutty & something else. Nice with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2002
Nice caramel, slightly nutty aroma. Nice nutty flavor and a good example of a light brown ale. Definitely a lot better than when I first tried it about a year ago, when it was first coming out.

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