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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2003
For awhile in my life, there was not a better brown ale on the market. I still love this beer, unfortunately I cannot get it where I am living now. Very smooth and hearty, deep rich and medium bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lstorie3 (22) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Medium copper/reddish color. lots of bubbles racing to the top. Modeate head. OK retention, nothing special. Vanilla creme color head. 1st pass, strong maltiness jumping out the glass to meet the nose. Slightly reminiscent of plums. 2nd pass, growing slightly sour and skunky. Losing ground here. 3rd pass, smells of vomitus. This is not at all pleasant. Mouthfeel, thin and highly carbonated. Not nearly as meaty as it looks or as I would have hoped for. Taste, lots of sweet malt, definite hints of honey but overall very laid back honey presence. Medium hop finish - perfect balance to the malt. Overall, very pretty beer with a very bad smell that detracts from the overall experience. Maybe I got a bad bottle but I don't think I would buy this again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Light copper brown color, mild nutty taste. Needs a little more to it, very mild and somewhat thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Medium brown color. Medium head. Aroma is nutty, malty and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are slightly grapefruity. A nice sweet and mild brown ale. Smooth taste. Nice flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Starts off with moderate fizzyness and carbonation at the front. Settled to a medium thick sweet nutty malt with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5074) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.9
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, 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.

3.1
   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.


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